About Dr. Schottland

Dr. Paul Schottland is a licensed clinical psychologist with 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and parents. As part of his general psychotherapy practice, Dr. Schottland has extensive experience and training in providing individual psychotherapy to children of all ages, and in helping parents understand and meet their child’s needs.

Dr. Schottland earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He received his Masters and PhD from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Schottland completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in advanced psychodynamic psychotherapy at The Wright Institute in Los Angeles, followed by a fellowship at Harvard Medical School in working with children and adolescents. Dr. Schottland has received advanced training in cognitive therapy and child optimism at the University of Pennsylvania affiliated Beck Institute. For the last twenty years, Dr. Schottland has been practicing Schema-Focused Cognitive Therapy and has obtained the status of Advanced Certified Schema Therapist.

Dr. Schottland has published articles in academic journals and parenting magazines, and he has been quoted in the book The Bipoloar Child. He has functioned as an Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry and presided as Chief Psychologist for Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Schottland travels across New Jersey delivering guest lectures to various educational institutions and religious organizations.