Background and Training:
Undergraduate Degree 1991, UCLA
Post-Graduate Degree: MD 1995, UCLA
Psychiatric Residency Training: 1995-1999, Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute
Other Professional Training: consultation-liaison fellowship, 1999-2000, UCLA/Wadsworth VA Hospital
Psychoanalytic Training, 1999-2007, New Center for Psychoanalysis
Practice style: Community-based private practice office.
Theoretical orientation: Psychodynamic but integrating other evidence-based modalities such as CBT and motivational interviewing. Also, integrative and holistic approaches in addition to psychopharmacology. Forensic expertise in civil litigation and workers compensation.
Types of patients: Individuals, couples, adolescents, adults and geriatric.
Diagnostic Interests: Mood, anxiety, eating and substance-abuse disorders, developmental challenges of late adolescence and early adulthood. Difficulties of creative professionals.
Other Information: Faculty Instructor, New Center for Psychoanalysis; Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association. For more details see website.
Hours of availability to supervise a resident at this time:
Participation in Other Residency Education Activities:
Dr. Pretsky is President of the Psychiatric Clinical Faculty Association. He also sees residents in PCFA's Resident Psychotherapy Program (he is currently on leave from this program)
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