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Walt Odets, Ph.D.
(? - living) U.S.A.

Walt Odets

Clinical osychologist and author


Walt received a B.A. in Philosophy from Wesleyan University (1969); and an M.A. in psychology (1983), and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology (1989), both from San Francisco's Professional School of Psychology. He is a California licensed psychologist, PSY-12715.

With a private practice in clinical psychology, Walt provides individual psychotherapy and couples counseling at his Berkeley, San Francisco East Bay office. He has also written extensively about the psychological and social issues of gay men and gay communities, HIV prevention, and the US AIDS epidemic. About three-quarters of his practice is devoted to individual psychotherapy with gay men and counseling for gay couples. The remainder of his therapy hours are devoted to women, the parents of gay men, and others.

He has practiced psychology in the Bay Area since 1987. During this time, Walt has also consulted for the Shanti Project of San Francisco; served on the AIDS Task Force of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association; consulted for the Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) in New York City; served as a clinical supervisor for the psychology intern program at Berkeley's Pacific Center for Human Growth; and served as a member of the United States Congress, Office of Technology Assessment evaluation workshop on AIDS prevention.

Walt is currently a member of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA), Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapist's Association (GAYLESTA), Therapist's Circle of San Francisco's New Leaf Services, and a peer reviewer for the journal AIDS Education and Prevention.


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