I currently have an appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, Central Valley Extension, where I teach psychotherapy to second and third year psychiatry residents. Through my career I have taught and supervised individual and group psychotherapy, facilitated Balent Patient Care Groups for primary care physicians, and have administered as well as consulted to chemical dependency treatment programs. For more detail on my experience please view my Curriculum Vitae. The reviews of my teaching have been positive.
My theoretical orientation is a combination of biological and Developmental Object Relations. I am also a student of Attachment Theory. I have worked with both face to face and telephone supervision. Supervision can be an effective tool to expand therapeutic insight and understanding of a case. My approach to supervision is to provide a perspective external to the ongoing process, to help identify dynamics that might be impeding therapeutic progress.
For a detailed description of my approach to psychotherapy, call me at 559-252-1602.