Sports Psychology, working with elite athletes. In this role he provides consultation services for patients.
Non-pharmacologic approaches to pain management, treating PTSD in injured workers to work, and returning them to work.
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Dr. Ken Larsen is an affiliate of Pro Sports Orthopedics,Inc. and a
Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Medicine at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH).He is also the Director of Clinical Pastoral Education and Counseling. For the past nineteen years he has utilized innovative treatment approaches in caring for patients suffering from catastrophic occupational injuries and workplace violence, as well as in the management of chronic pain.
For many years he has also been involved in sport psychology as the Baptist has often provided medical management of elite athletes who visit Boston for world cup events including the Boston Marathon. For fifteen years he was on the medical team for the Boston Celtics, and a clinical instructor in the Department of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. He is past member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Psychological Association, Chair of the NEBH Integrative Medicine Council, and co-chair of NEBH’s Institutional Review Board.
He did his undergraduate work at New York University, completed Masters studies in theology and received a Doctorate in Analytical Psychology & Clinical Studies at Andover-Newton, including advanced studies at the CG Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. He completed residencies at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, and Danvers State Hospital in Massachusetts. His doctoral dissertation in clinical hypnosis was entitled: “Eidetic Memory Reprocessing – An Investigation of the Neurobiology and Clinical Application of the ‘Trauma Theatre’ with Workers Suffering Co-Morbid PTSD.”
Specialty Board Certification in Medical Psychology (ABMP)
Specialty Board Certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy
Diplomate-Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counseling
Dlin/Fischer Clinical Research Award from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine in 2008 for a double blind, placebo controlled study of perioperative administration of olanzapine to prevent postoperative delirium in joint replacement patients.
1. The impact of early psychological trauma in the lives of patients with failed lumbar spinal fusions
2. The development and application of an EtOH protocol in medical surgical patients
3. The use of Eidetic Memory Reprocessing with patients suffering PTSD as a result of catastrophic injury and workplace violence
4. Innovative research into the prevention and care of elders at risk for postoperative delirium
1970 New York University
1979 Andover Newton Theological School
2001 American Pacific University
Post Doctoral Training
Clinical Instructor: Harvard Medical School, Medicine
Professor: Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology