Sheldon H. Kardener

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 Information

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.


Contact Details

Primary Office
3101 Ocean Park Blvd. Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Phone: (310) 399-8727