David L. Friedman

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 Information

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

Contact Details
Primary Office
5769 Uplander Way
Culver City 90230
Phone: (310) 337-9800