Dr. Christopher Gordon is a board member of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care and Medical Director and Senior Vice President for Clinical Services of Advocates, Inc., a full-service, not-for-profit provider of residential, outpatient and emergency crisis intervention services for people with psychiatric and developmental disabilities, and other life challenges.
Dr. Gordon serves as Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Part-time at Harvard Medical School, and Assistant Psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he teaches principles of collaborative formulation, about which he has published and lectured extensively.
He is also Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Gordon is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
In 2012, Dr. Gordon was named the Psychiatrist of the Year by NAMI Massachusetts. In 2007, he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health. In 2008, he received the Edward Messner Award for outstanding teaching of residents at MGH and McLean Hospitals.
Dr. Gordon is a certified practitioner of Open Dialogue, a progressive practice developed in Finland for the management of psychiatric crisis, and is a founder and clinical leader of the Collaborative Pathway at Advocates, Inc, the first US-based adaptation of Open Dialogue.