Consulting Psychiatrist

Dr. Kim J Masters

Dr. Masters received his undergraduate degree in English from Princeton University and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his general psychiatry residency and child psychiatry fellowship at the University of California in San Diego. Dr. Masters is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general psychiatry and child psychiatry. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American College of Physicians. He is a member of the Association of Child Psychiatry and Psychology in Great Britain, and a member and fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Masters is an adjunct assistant clinical professor in the Physician’s Assistant studies program at MUSC and Bowman Gray, the Wake Forest school of medicine. In the past two decades, Dr. Masters has presented over 70 lectures on aggressive management, dual diagnosis, DSM IV, child abuse and autism, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Dr. Masters has 16 publications, two tapes and a book, The Angry Child: Sleeping Giant or Paper Tiger. He was the senior author of The Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Practice Parameter on the Prevention of Aggressive Behavior in Psychiatric Facilities with a Focus on Seclusion and Restraint and is part of the team updating the parameter. He also writes a column for the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry News on seclusion and restraint prevention. He wrote CBT for Crisis in Patient Care in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2005). Additionally, Dr. Masters wrote a chapter on History of Seclusion and Restraint in For Our Own Safety, a Cornell publication examining safety in high risk interventions for children.  Dr. Masters also has a pending article in Psychiatric Services entitled Should Psychiatrists Physically Restrain Children?