Background and Training
Undergraduate Degree: 1955, Wayne State University BSME
Graduate Degree: MD 1963, Wayne State University
Psychiatric Residency Training: 1964-1967, UCLA-NPI
Practice Style: Psychodynamically-oriented psychotherapy with psychopharmacological treatment when indicated in therapy
Theoretical Orientation: "Kardener-ian" (object relations influenced eclecticism)
Type of patients: Individuals, Couples, Families, Adults
Diagnostic Interests: family/couple/individual psychodynamics focused dynamic therapy
Participation in Psychiatry Residency Education
Dr. Kardener gives core lectures to the PGY3 residents on focused brief psychotherapy and conjoint psychotherapy.
Dr. Kardener is available to supervise residents by arrangement and preferable in groups of three (multiplies the exposure to clinical material by three).
Dr. Kardener is also on the Board of Directors of the Psychiatric Clinical Faculty Association.