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Following a Ph.D. at Hofstra University (NY), he completed a 2-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Following this, Dr. Levine received additional training at The University of Pennsylvia Hospital.
After working as the Chief Psychologist at Mt. Sinai South Nassau Medical Center in New York, Dr. Levine then served as a clinical psychologist at the UCLA School of Medicine after moving to California in 2012 and began a private practice in Beverly Hills and at Cedars-Sinai Medical Tower in Los Angeles. He was also a psychologist for the hit TV series "Hoarders" on the A&E Television Network. Dr. Levine is licensed in CA, HI and NY and sees patients from these States via Telehealth. Privacy is a prime concern of Dr. Levine's and as a result, he will answer the phone personally when you call (323-250-2256). You will never need to discuss your personal issues or concerns with a receptionist, answering service or secretary. If you prefer to email Dr. Levine, just write to him at BHpsychologist@gmail.com
Education and Training
Hofstra University Ph.D. 1982
Temple Univ School of Medicine Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) 1984
Dr. Bruce Alan Levine PH.D.'s Expert Contributions
One of the most well-researched and empirically supported treatments for OCD is ERP (exposure with response prevention). This is a behavioral therapy and you should ask if the psychologist you are considering has expertise in the use of this therapy technique. To find someone who specializes in treatment for OCD you might want to look at the website (www.iocdf.org) for the International OC Foundation, where you can search different geographic areas to find an expert in this modality. READ MORE
OCD is a variation of an anxiety disorder, but with a devastating twist. It causes a great deal of suffering for both the patient and often for the family. Obsessions are disturbing repetitive thoughts and compulsions are strong urges to engage in some unnecessary behavior. They are frequently linked together in that the anxiety from the obsessional thoughts may receive temporary reduction whenever the patient engages in the compulsive ritual. Sadly, the more the patient tries to obtain relief by engaging in the ritual, the stronger the compulsion becomes. I would suggest that you check the website for the International OCD Foundation where you will also find a list of specialists with special expertise in treating this often devastating mental disorder. Find them at: https://iocdf.org/ READ MORE
The answer to your question is almost impossible to answer without knowing the exact diagnosis (there are several "depression" related disorders). For an adjustment disorder with depression, the treatment could last from weeks to months. For a bi-polar type depression, it could last years. My advice is for your son to discuss his diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment course with his psychologist or psychiatrist. Knowing the details of his case, they should be able to offer some opinion. Thanks for asking and best of luck to your son! Dr. Bruce Levine READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Professor Emeritus of Psychology State University of NY 2011 - Present
- Board Certified in Clinical Psychology 1982 American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)
- Member of Editorial Board 1988 Journal of Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Cognitive-behavior Therapy
- Biofeedback Therapy
- Psychological & Cognitive Testing
- Pre-surgical & Forensic Evaluations
- California Psychological Association
- American Psychological Association
- Hawaii Psychological Association
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation
- Temple University Medical School Behavior Therapy 1985
- Journal of Behavior Therapy & Experimental PsychiatryImportance of checking the assumptions of the professional referral source: An invited paper1987
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