Mark L. Ruffalo

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Curriculum vitae

(813) 694-4238 (office)

Department of Psychiatry

University of Central Florida; Tufts University (Adjunct)

10335 Cross Creek Boulevard
Suite 15
Tampa, FL 33647


Doctoral Project

Ruffalo, M. L. (2019). Understanding schizophrenia: Toward a unified biological and psychodynamic approach. Psychoanalytic Social Work, 26(2), 185-200. doi:10.1080/15228878.2019.1616570

Selected Publications

MacDougald, Q., & Ruffalo, M. L. (2024). History of psychiatry: Its relevance in training and beyond. Psychiatric Times.

Ruffalo, M. L. (2024). A double bind: Communication in patients with borderline personality disorder. Psychiatric Times, 41(5), 1, 9.

Ruffalo, M. L., Kottapalli, M., & Anbukkarasu, P. (2023). Empathy in the care of individuals with schizophrenia: A vital element of treatment. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 77(1), 30-34.

Ruffalo, M. L. (2023). The psychotherapy of schizophrenia: A review of the evidence for psychodynamic and nonpsychodynamic treatments. Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 33(3), 222-228. doi:10.5152/pcp.2023.23627

Ruffalo, M. L., & Morehead, D. (2022). Psychiatry and psychotherapy: The great divorce that never happened. Psychiatric Times, 39(7), 24-25.

Ruffalo, M. L. (2022). The therapeutic attitude in psychotherapy. Psychiatric Times.

Ruffalo, M. L. (2022). Remembering Silvano Arieti 40 years later. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 75(3), 103-107.

Ruffalo, M. L. (2022). Self-blaming depression: Theory and technique. Psychiatric Times.

Furiato, A. J., & Ruffalo, M. L. (2021). Schizophrenia in the emergency department: Psychologically and psychodynamically informed practices. Psychiatric Times, 38(11), 42-43.
Ruffalo, M. L. (2021). Psychotherapy as a medical treatment. Psychiatric Times.

Ruffalo, M. L. (2020). On the psychoanalytic treatment of conversion disorder. Psychiatric Times.

Ruffalo, M. L., & Pies, R. W. (2018, August 19). The reality of mental illness: Responding to the criticisms of antipsychiatry. Psychology Today.

Frances, A. J., & Ruffalo, M. L. (2018). Mental illness, civil liberty, and common sense. Psychiatric Times, 35(7), 14A-14C.

Ruffalo, M. L. (2018). The psychoanalytic tradition in American psychiatry: The basics. Psychiatric Times.

Ruffalo, M. L. (2017). A brief history of lithium treatment in psychiatry. The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders, 19(5), ii. doi:10.4088/PCC.17br02140

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