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Ken Duckworth, M.D.

Ken Duckworth, M.D. serves as the medical director for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He is triple board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult, Child and Adolescent, and Forensic Psychiatry and has extensive experience in the public health arena. Dr. Duckworth is currently an Assistant Professor at Harvard University Medical School, and serves as a board member of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. Dr. Duckworth has served as a school consultant for a decade and, in addition to his role with NAMI, works in community mental health with Vinfen Corporation in Boston as their Medical Director. Prior to joining NAMI in 2003, Dr. Duckworth served as Acting Commissioner of Mental Health and the Medical Director for Department of Mental Health of Massachusetts, as a psychiatrist on a Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) team, and Medical Director of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. Dr. Duckworth attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with honors and Temple University School of Medicine where he was named to the medical honor society, AOA. While at Temple, he won awards for his work in psychiatry and neurology. He is also a family member of a person living with mental illness.

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Attachment, Parenting and Childhood Mental Illnesses

  • By: Ken Duckworth, M.D.
  • Mother’s Day celebrations bring to mind the centrality of attachment as a