Licensed Psychologist

About Dr. Adam Fried

Dr. Adam Fried is a licensed clinical psychologist focusing on mental health care and assessment with child, adolescent and adult populations. 


About Dr. Fried

Dr. Adam Fried is a licensed clinical psychologist focusing on mental health care with primarily adolescent and adult populations. After completing his B.A. from Rutgers University, he went on to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Fordham University in New York City. While at Fordham, he completed training experiences at New York University-Langone Medical Center, the Fordham University Counseling Center and North General Hospital. He completed his internship at the Department of Veteran Affairs, focusing on outpatient and residential assessment and treatments for veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.   With the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, he completed his dissertation on the active ingredients necessary for effective treatment for adolescents who used drugs. Dr. Fried completed his post-doctoral clinical experience at the Center for Psychological Assessment and Treatment (Loren B. Amsell and Associates), where he worked primarily with children, adolescents and families in foster-care settings.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Fried was on the faculty at Fordham University and on the psychology training faculty at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital.  He has published on depression, stress, substance use, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adolescents’ experiences with and attitudes toward health care and research in major scientific journals in several journals, including Archives of General Psychiatry, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, LGBT Health and Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. His research has been presented at national conferences and he has taught or given talks at major academic and health care institutions, including Albert Einstein College of Medicine, City University of New York (John Jay College), and the Veterans’ Administration New Jersey Healthcare System. He has also been interviewed for articles in The New York Times, She Knows, The Huffington Post, Thrive and ABC News (see links below). Dr. Fried is also an assistant professor of Clinical Psychology at Midwestern University.



Fordham University
M.A., Clinical Psychology, 2003
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 2007

Rutgers University
B.A., Psychology, 2000

Activities & Affiliations

American Psychological Association, Member
Society of Clinical Psychology (APA)
• Editorial Board, Ethics and Behavior
• Ethics Editor, Clinical Psychologist


• Arizona (#4800)
• New Jersey (#5188)
• New York (#68021070)

Media Appearances

Dr. Fried has been interviewed for or quoted in several major news outlets, including: 


Dr. Fried has published in areas of depression, stress, substance use, treatment and research ethics, including informed consent and ethical issues related to the use of the internet in practice and research in several top scientific journals, including Archives of General Psychiatry (JAMA Psychiatry), Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. Dr. Fried is a member of the editorial board for the journal Ethics and Behavior and serves as the Ethics Editor of the Clinical Psychologist (APA, Division 12). Below are some sample publications:

  • Fried, A.L., & Fisher, C.B. (2018). Ethical issues in child and adolescent psychotherapy research. In J.R. Weisz and A.E. Kazdin (eds.) Evidence-based Psychotherapies for Children and Adolescents, Third Edition. New York, NY: Guilford.

  • Fried, A.L. & Fisher, C.B. (2016). Moral stress and job burnout among frontline staff conducting clinical research on affective and anxiety disorders. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 47, 171-180.

  • Fisher, C.B., True, G., Alexander, L., & Fried, A.L. (2013). Moral stress, moral practice, and ethical climate in community-based drug use research: Views from the frontline. American Journal of Bioethics Primary Research, 4, 27-38.

  • Fisher, C.B., Fried, A.L., & Feldman, L. (2009). Graduate socialization in the responsible conduct of research: A national survey on the research ethics training experiences of psychology doctoral students. Ethics & Behavior, 19, 496-518.

  • Hogue, A., Henderson, C.E., Dauber, S., Chinchilla, P., Fried, A., & Liddle, H.A. (2008). Treatment adherence, competence and outcome in individual and family therapy for adolescent behavior problems. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 544-555.

  • Hogue, A., Chinchilla, P., Fried, A., Berzins, P., Liddle, H.A., Inclan, J., Reiner, R.H., Henderson, C., & Becker D. (2008). Assessing fidelity in individual and family therapy for substance abuse. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 35, 137-147.

  • Fisher, C.B., Cea, C., Davidson, P., & Fried, A.L. (2006). Capacity of persons with mental retardation to consent to participation in randomized clinical trials. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163, 1813-1820.