Background and Training
Undergraduate Degree: BA in English 1970, New York University
Post-Graduate Degrees: MD 1975, University of Miami School of Medicine; PhD 1988, Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute
Psychiatric Residency Training: 1975-1978, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
Psychoanalytic Training: 1978-1988, Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute
Practice Style: I combine psychopharmacology, psychodynamic, analytically oriented therapy and addiction treatment. Very often, all three aren necessary in the same case.
Theoretical Orientation: Psychoanalytic, emphasis on self psychology
Type of Patients: Individuals, Adults
Diagnostic Interests: 1. Forensic (disability evaluation/litigation) 2. Addiction 3. Long-term Psychotherapy
Participation in Residency Education
Dr. Friedman supervises residents at UCLA and Cedars Sinai (until 2012).
Names of residents supervised in the last five years: UCLA: Jessica Jeffrey, Valerie Davis; Cedars-Sinai: Dan Pimstone
Hours of avilability to supervise a resident at this time: By arrangement Dr. Friedman has availability Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
Emergency Contact Number: (mobile) (310) 508-2377