Richard J. Metzner, M.D.
Dr. Richard J. Metzner joined the U.C.L.A. Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in 1973. He is a clinical professor, whose longstanding research interest has been the matching of antidepressant medications to depressive subtypes. Dr. Metzner maintains a private practice in psychiatry and psychopharmacology in West Hollywood, California.
Background and Training:
B.A. in psychology at Stanford University, 1963
M.D. at Johns Hopkins, 1967
Psychiatric residency at Stanford Medical Center, 1968-71
Division of Manpower and Training, National Institute of Mental Health, Washington, D.C., 1971-1973.
Practice style: Psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral and existential, focusing on both specific factors that guide the matching of particular approaches to individual patients and common factors that contribute to the effectiveness of all therapies.
Type of Patients: Dr. Metzner continues to teach and produce educational media for use at UCLA but is no longer accepting new residents in psychotherapy supervision or new private patients.