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Thanks for taking a look at my practice.  I am a licensed clinical psychologist and work with adults, children, teens, couples, and families in my office in Oakland, California.  I graduated with a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA.  In addition to my private practice, I am a core faculty member at the Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program at CIIS.  I previously was staff clinician and supervisor at RAMS Inc., a community mental health clinic in San Francisco. I have taught at various programs in the Bay Area, and am a former board member of the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology.  I write on a variety of subjects related to the field of psychology, including very infrequently on the intersection of psychoanalysis and professional basketball.


Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

Alameda County Psychological Association

American Psychological Association, Division 39 (Psychoanalysis)

Professional writings:

Cushman, D. (2019). Hiding in plain sight: An examination of electronic medical records in community mental health. Fort Da, 25(1), 27-42.

Cushman, D. (2014). Case management and the analytic frame: A new paradigm. Fort Da, 20(2), 65-80.

Cushman, D. (2013). Towards a new understanding of countertransference: An inquiry into countertransference reactions in community mental health compared to private practice. (Doctoral dissertation). The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA.

License #: PSY28312

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