Dr. Lynch is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in stress and anxiety management for children. He is currently the Director of the Pediatric Behavioral Medicine Department at Goryeb Children's Hospital where he developed the Aspirations life management program for children on the Autism Spectrum. Dr. Lynch has over 20 years of experience in working with children-including 5 years in Ireland. It is Dr. Lynch's ambition to continue to develop services and resources that provide children with the skills needed to both cope and thrive.
More About Me
We have a lovely Westie named Logan.
He likes to read my books when things get "Ruff"!
When I lived and worked in Ireland my commute took me through the beautiful Comeragh Mountains.
I am a big believer in the healing power of the Arts (See Expressions on this website for some great artwork by some great kids). Luckily for me, my brother is an art dealer so I often get the chance to see some interesting pieces. Here I am at one of his shows.
A Sample of Presentations, Seminars, and Workshops
Addressing Stress and Anxiety Disorders in School-Aged Children North Jersey School Nurses Conference, Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ, October 10th, 2016
Generation Stress: Tips for Helping Your Child to Cope with Today’s Challenges, New Jersey Tourette Syndrome Association, Andover, NJ June 11th, 2016
Helping Teens to Cope with Today’s Challenges, Summit High School, Summit, NJ, February 19th, 2016
Meeting the Emotional Health Needs of Children and Teens with Chronic Illness Pediatric Grand Rounds, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ February 19th, 2015,
Generation Stressed: Problems and Solutions for Today’s Overwhelmed Youth Union County School Nurses Association, Garwood, NJ, May 7th, 2014
Meeting the Psychosocial Needs of Children with Chronic Illness A workshop presented as part of Goryeb Children’s Hospital’s ‘Mini-Med School’ Series, Overlook Hospital, April 9th, 2014
Anxiety Management for Kids on the Spectrum: A Neglected but Crucial Skill ASAH Annual Conference, Atlantic City Convention Center, November 15th, 2013
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders of Childhood: Implications for Pediatric Practice, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Hunterdon Medical Center: April 18th, 2012
Stress Management Techniques for Anxious Children A workshop presented as part of Goryeb Children’s Hospital’s ‘Mini-Med School’ Series, Overlook Hospital, April 3rd, 2012
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders of Childhood, Presented at the Pediatric Grand Rounds of Chilton Memorial Hospital, March 5th, 2012
Raising a Healthy Child: Body and Mind-Panelist with Leslie Sanders, MD and David Scott MS, Featured Speaker: David L. Katz, MD, Morristown Medical Center November 11th, 2011
Chronic Illness and the Family, Presented to the Caregivers Coalition of United Way of Morris County, October 12th, 2011
Child Behavior Disorders, Presented to Pediatric Residents at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, October 5th and 6th, 2011
Stress and Children, Presented to the Spinnaker Foundation, Mendham NJ, September 15th, 2011
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Pediatric Practice, Presented at the Goryeb Children’s Hospital’s Faculty Meeting February 16th, 2011
Asperger’s Disorder, A workshop presented as part of Goryeb Children’s Hospital’s ‘Mini-Med School’ Series, Overlook Hospital, May 7th, 2010
Asperger’s Disorder: Family Issues, Presented to Family Practice residents, Overlook Hospital, April 22nd, 2010
Asperger’s Disorder, Presented at the Pediatric Grand Rounds for Morristown Memorial Hospital and Overlook Hospital, January 28th and 29th, 2010, Morristown and Summit, NJ
Autism and Adolescence, Presented at the Madison Community Center, January 7th 2010, Madison, NJ
Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Asperger’s Disorder, Presented to Allied Health Staff, April 23rd, 2009, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ
Asperger’s Disorder, Presented to Pediatric Medical Residents, November 4th, 2009, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ
Meeting the Needs of the Student with Autism within a Mainstream Educational Setting, Presented to the Autism Resource Partnership, October 19th 2007, Cork, Ireland
Supporting the Student with Multiple Needs, A two day workshop presented to teachers and staff of Scoil Triest (special school for children with Autism), August 10th and 11th, 2006, Glanmire, Ireland
Providing Positive Behavioral Support for Preschoolers with Special Needs, Presented to the parents and teachers of Sonas (Special Preschool for Children with Autism), October 26th 2005, Carrigaline, Ireland
Exhausted...Frustrated...but not without Hope: Parenting a Child with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Presentation sponsored by the Brothers of Charity Services to commemorate ‘The Year for Persons With Disabilities’, Cork, Ireland, November 3rd 2003
Grief Counseling: Helping Persons with Developmental Disabilities Grieve, Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Medical Care for People with Developmental Disabilities, Princeton, NJ May 17th,, 2002, with Joanna Good, Ph.D.
Social Skills Required for Job Success, Presented at the 17th Annual New Jersey Self-Advocacy Conference, Somerset, NJ, June 9th, 2001
A Multidisciplinary Perspective to Providing Psychotherapy to Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Presented at NADD 2nd Annual Regional Conference, Mt. Laurel, NJ, September 25th 2000, with Joanna Good, Ph.D., Kate Haller, M.D., Rita Dessau, Psych. ATN, and Maryann Frank, L.C.S.W.
Challenges in Addressing Bereavement, Presented at the annual conference for National Association for the Dually Diagnosed, Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada, November 12th 1999, with Joanna Good, Ph.D.
Socializaton: When to be Assertive, Presented for the ARC of Essex County’s Self-Advocacy Conference at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, September 17th 1999
Health Care Issues for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities, Presented at the annual conference for Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey, October 24th, 1997, with Dr. Ross Finesmith
Addressing the Needs of the Dually Diagnosed, Presentation co-sponsored by Sussex County branch of the NJ ARC and the Mental Health Department of Newton Memorial Hospital, June 27th 1997, with Dr. Kate Haller
Bereavement in the Developmentally Disabled, Presented at the Warren County branch of the NJ ARC, May 15th, 1997