M. Bruce Sarlin, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
My therapeutic orientation is of a psychodynamic nature, akin to the belief that current emotional problems are related to patterns of thinking and feeling engendered in early childhood. Parental attitudes and feelings are transmitted to children based on parental experiences in growing up. These attributes are adopted and maintained in a "repetition compulsion" like fashion. Exploring these patterns of behavior and feelings through a process of free expression of thoughts, feelings and dream interpretation are techniques utilized to resolve the current (mal)adaptation, coping styles and problem areas.
In 1965, I became Chief of the Mental Health Clinic for the Deaf at the NYS Psychiatric Institute. Supervising the clinic staff of Psychologists and Social Workers, I utilized a combination of Psychodynamic and Pharmacologic modalities in the care of the clinic population. In 1976, the American Psychiatric Association awarded the "Significant Achievement" Award to the NYS Psychiatric Institute for "Pioneer Effort in Developing Mental Health Services for the Deaf and Providing Leadership to Other States In Developing Similar Services".
Documentation of Progress in Psychotherapy through the Utilization of Dreams.
Integration of Psychotherapy with Psychopharmacology and Dream Analysis.