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Dr. Boorstein learned at a young age how to understand upsetting emotions. At the age of 12 he was determined to become a physician and at age 22, while in medical school he decided to become a psychiatrist. After 3 years of training at the Menninger Clinic he went on for the next 10 years to obtain psychoanalytic training at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute.

From 1956 to the present, Dr. Boorstein has been involved with a wide variety of psychiatric patients across the entire diagnostic spectrum. Early in his career he was a consultant to the California Department of Corrections and to Sunny Hills, a treatment center for troubled adolescents. At the department of corrections, he learned about the ineffectiveness of punishment as a modality for producing positive changes.

Dr. Boorstein has spent his professional life in private practice with a heavy emphasis on working with couples having relational difficulties. For the past 40 years, Dr. Boorstein has enjoyed being an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, SF School of Medicine where he supervises and teaches psychiatrists in training.

Dr. Boorstein has published two books, “Transpersonal Psychotherapy” and “Clinical Studies in Transpersonal Psychotherapy.” He’s also written many other published articles.

He has been with his wife Sylvia for 60 years and has 4 children and 7 grandchildren.

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