Scott Haltzman

Dr. Scott David Haltzman (born in 1960 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is an American psychiatrist, relationship counselor and author. He is known for his work in support of marriage and husbands.

Haltzman's interest in the nature of the married relationship grows from observations made over years of his providing individual and couple's therapy. His research focuses on seeking out data to better help understand the relationship patterns of husbands and wives, and the techniques individuals use to advance the institution of marriage.

Early life

Haltzman is the son of Jay Haltzman, the President of the Paint-n-Paper stores in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and the late Delores ("Dolly") Haltzman, the former President and Artistic Director of the Repertory Dance Theater and the Dolly Haltzman School of Dance in Allentown. He has two brothers and a sister.


Haltzman graduated from Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Pennsylvania and received his Bachelor's Degree from Brown University in 1982. He received his M.D. degree from Brown Medical School in 1985. He completed his chief residency and was a Fellow in Psychiatry at the Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Haltzman is board certified in psychiatry and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.


Haltzman is the Medical Director of Northern Rhode Island Community Services in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. He also has an active private practice, with a focus on marriage counseling for individuals and couples. In addition, he is a presenter at the annual Smart Marriages Conference.


Haltzman is the author of ''The Secrets of Happily Married Men: Eight Ways to Win Your Wife's Heart Forever,'' John Wiley & Sons, 2006.

The book is a marriage guide for men. In it he emphases the biological differences between men and women, arguing that traditional approaches to relationship counseling can devalue men and ignore immutable male qualities. Evolutionary biology, along with explanations of the limbic system governing emotions, provide the foundation for Haltzman's argument that much psychological dogma is possibly wrong, buoying married men by suggesting that it might be healthy "to keep your feelings to yourself," or that getting in touch with feelings is not a panacea for a better marriage.

Then Haltzman launches his eight strategies. The strategies are commonsensical - make marriage your job, learn to listen, know your wife, aim to please.

Publishers Weekly reviewed the book and wrote that the suggestions "will no doubt prove helpful to many men struggling to build a happy marriage." Psychology Today wrote: "Lively and entertaining, this broad guidebook provides Haltzman's insights." And Library Journal commented: "Haltzman writes guy to guy, with anecdotes and humor. While it may be a challenge to get men to check out this book, it is highly recommended for all libraries."

On Valentine's Day 2006, columnist John Tierney wrote a New York Times editorial echoing advice from Haltzman's book. After Tierney's editorial, The Secrets of Happily Married Men rose to's list of top 100 sellers in books.

The book was also chosen by Time Magazine as one of the "Six Books for a Better You in 2006." Haltzman also has founded the website: has also published a number of scientific articles and book chapters related to psychiatry.

Media appearances

Haltzman has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, and Tucker.

He has been cited in Time magazine, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Psychology Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, ''Woman's World, Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald'', and local and national print, radio, and television media.


External links

Index: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

This article is based on "Scott Haltzman" from the free encyclopedia Wikipedia ( It is licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation Licencse. In the Wikipedia you can find a list of the authors by visiting the following address: