ALUMNUS' NEW BOOK RECALLS CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Richard J. Wiseman has dedicated his life to the change and transformation of children's mental health in Connecticut. He was the first in the state argue that autism was a developmental, not a psychiatric, disorder, which primarily sparked from his experience working with a six-year-old autistic child during his clinicals at MSU.
This work has led to multiple community programs in Connecticut to treat autism as a developmental disorder. Wiseman, now retired, detailed his experience as a child psychologist in a new book, available on Amazon.
His book, Riverview Hospital For Children and Youth: A Culture of Promise is comprised of patient and staff interviews to offer perspective on the history of children's mental health treatment in Connecticut.