Laurence Sugarman, MD


Laurence Irwin Sugarman is Research Professor and Director of the Center for Applied Psychophysiology and Self-regulation (CAPS) in the College of Health Sciences and Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology; Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and a behavioral pediatrician at the Easter Seals Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Rochester, New York. After training in pediatrics at the University of Rochester he spent 26 years in community practice developing clinical strategies that effectively address psychobiological problems by helping children help themselves. Dr. Sugarman has achieved international recognition for his teaching and writing in the field of hypnosis and biofeedback with children. He is a Fellow, past Vice-President, and past Co-Director of Education with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and Immediate Past President and current Vice-President of the American Board of Medical Hypnosis. With William Wester, Dr. Sugarman is the co-author/editor of Therapeutic Hypnosis with Children and Adolescents. His award-winning documentary Hypnosis in Pediatric Practice has received international acclaim. His current research foci include hypnosis and autonomic regulation training for young people with autism spectrum disorder, therapeutic interactive media, and the development of innovative models of psychobiological care.