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Born in Milwaukee, 1934, to a violinist mother and physician father. Settled in Oakland post-war. AB, University of California, Berkeley; MD, UCSF, 1958; trained in psychiatry and public health at Harvard: MPH 1963. Served in the US Public Health Service at NIMH, Bethesda, 1963-1970. Practiced psychiatry, mainly psychotherapy, until retirement in 2007. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, emeritus, George Washington University. Also taught at Howard U. Medical School and Harvard U. School of Public Health (Maternal and Child Health).
Married; two children with familes. Hobbies: cello, chess, Esperanto, swimming, family history. Book reviewer for Library Journal (Special Award, 2006), Bulletin of the History of Medicine, PsycCritiques (Am. Psychological Assn.), ForeWord Magazine, Metapsychology Reviews online.
Became interested in psychologist Otto Rank (1884-1939) and wrote "Acts of Will: The Life and Work of Otto Rank," 1985; pb with new preface 1993. French and German eds. 1991 & 1997. Edited English translations of Rank's "Psychology and the Soul," 1998, and "Myth of the Birth of the Hero," 2nd ed., 2004. See www.ottorank.com
Co-author, with Karen L. Troccoli (my daughter): "Like it Is: A Teen Sex Guide," 1998. With Robert Kramer: "The Letters of Sigmund Freud and Otto Rank: Inside Psychoanalysis," 2012.
Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association. Fellow, American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychiatry. Psychotherapist Associate, American Psychoanalytic Association. Member: Authors Guild; Associated Chamber Music Players; Fellowship of Reconciliation. Board Member: Center on Conscience and War; Jewish Peace Fellowship; Compassion and Choices--National Capital Area.