Joshua Feder, MD

Joshua Feder, MD's profile

Dr. Joshua Feder is a child and family psychiatrist in Solana Beach, California and medical director at Positive Development, providing affordable developmental relationship-based support for autistic children and their families nationwide. He is the father of an autistic son and the son of an autistic father. Dr. Feder cowrote the first American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Practice Parameter on the Assessment and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and serves as editor in chief at the Carlat Child Psychiatry Report. Dr. Feder teaches and conducts research with UCSD, SDSU, and Fielding Graduate University. Dr. Feder helps run the Autism Is inclusion program, the only active antibullying program certified by the state of California Department of Education. He is the author of several acclaimed books, including, Prescribing Psychotropics and The Child Medication Fact Book for Psychiatric Practice, Second Ed. Many of Dr. Feder’s podcasts and lectures can be found online at

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Joshua Feder maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Positive Development, The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Quicksilver Software Company, Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning, Profectum, Beyond Imagination, and Fielding Graduate University. He is a grant reviewer for Organization for Autism Research and the National Foundation for Autism Research. Dr. Feder receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Joshua Feder serves on the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry committee and is a programmatic lead for the International Network for Peach Building with Young Children. He is a member of the Autism Society of America, the National Foundation for Autism Research, and the World Association of Infant Mental Health.