Dennis J. Zeitlin, MD - education and training

Dennis Zeitlin, MD maintains a psychotherapy practice in San Francisco and Marin County, which includes individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, family therapy, psychopharmacology, and consultation.

EDUCATION

1956-60: University of Illinois, Urbana                                                 B.A. (Philosophy)
1960-64: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine                     M.D.
1964-65: Intern, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
                 San Francisco General Hospital                                              Certif. of Internship
1965-68: Resident in Psychiatry, UCSF
                 Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute                                     Certif. of Residency

LICENSES, CERTIFICATION

1964-Present: Medical Licensure, California (C27791)
1970-Present: Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
1996-Present: Certified Group Psychotherapist

PRINCIPAL POSITIONS HELD

1968-Present: Private Practice of Individual, Couples, Group, and Family Therapy;
Psychopharmacology; and Consultation
San Francisco and Kentfield, Marin County

1968-Present: Clinical Faculty, Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco
Currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

1991-Present: Teaching Faculty
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group

HONORS AND AWARDS

1) Fellowships:

  1. Clinical Psychiatry Fellowship, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute
    under Sidney Malitz, M.D., Spring, 1963
  2. Research Fellowship, UCSF, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
    under Joe Kamiya, Ph.D., Summer, 1963
  3. Research Fellowship, Dept. of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    under Jerome Frank, M.D., Ph.D., Spring, 1964

2) Biographee:

  1. Who’s Who in America
  2. Who’s Who in the West
  3. Who’s Who in California
  4. Dictionary of International Biography
  5. Royal Blue Book
  6. Two Thousand Men of Achievement

3) Scholastic:

  1. Phi Beta Kappa, University of Illinois, 1959
  2. Bronze Tablet, University of Illinois [highest academic distinction], 1960

4) Teaching:

  1. "Excellence in Teaching Award," presented by the graduating psychiatric residency class
      University of California, San Francisco: 2002-2003
  2. "Excellence in Teaching Award," 2004-2005
  3. "Excellence in Teaching Award," 2007-2008

POST-RESIDENCY TRAINING

1) 1975—2004:

Mentorship with Joseph Weiss, M.D., Training and Supervising Analyst, San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF; Director, San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group; founder of Control-Mastery theory: Beginning in 1975, uninterrupted for almost 30 years, Dr. Zeitlin met individually for 1 hr/week with Dr. Weiss for an extended mentorship in the theory and practice of psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and empirical research. (Approved for Category 1 CME credit) In addition to this weekly consultation, for many years he attended Weiss' weekly continuous case seminar, research seminar, and presentations by members of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group.

2) 1972—Present:

For the past 38+ years, uninterrupted, Dr. Zeitlin has participated in "Psychotherapy Integration and Peer Review", a monthly 2 ½ hour group meeting of San Francisco psychiatrists of diverse theoretical orientation. Cases or topics of special interest are presented, focusing on theoretical and practical issues in psychotherapy. Primary goals are increased knowledge of theory and technique, appreciation and integration of varied perspectives, clarification of concepts for teaching purposes, and peer supervision and review. The group has nine members, and over the years has consisted primarily of senior UCSF psychiatrists. (Approved for Category 1 Continuing Medical Education [CME] credit)

3) 1968—Present:

Miscellaneous Continuing Medical Education activities, including seminars, workshops, courses, consultation, journal articles, and regional and national conferences in psychiatry and individual, couples, group, and family psychotherapy. (Approved for Category 1 CME credit, and exceeding the minimum requirement each year.)

RESEARCH

  1. Research Fellowship, UCSF, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
    under Joe Kamiya, Ph.D., Summer, 1963
  2. Research Fellowship, Dept. of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    under Jerome Frank, M.D., Ph.D., Spring, 1964

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Zeitlin, Dennis J.: “Psychological issues in the management of rheumatoid arthritis,” Psychosomatics 18:7-14, August, 1977.
  2. Zeitlin, Dennis J.: “Control-Mastery theory in couples therapy,” Family Therapy, 18(3), 201-230, 1991.
  3. Zeitlin, Dennis J.: “Control-Mastery theory in group therapy,” Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society Newsletter, Spring, 2005.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Psychiatric Association 1968-Present
  • Northern California Psychiatric Society 1968-Present
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association 1991-Present
  • Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society 1991-Present