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Cougar Health Services

Howard G. Kaplan, Ph.D.

Hometown: New York, New York

Education and Clinical Training:
Pre-doctoral Internships: Orange Psychological Services (2007-2009)
C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles (2008-2009)

Post-doctoral training: Coalinga State Hospital (2012-2013)

Advanced training (in progress): ISTDP (intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy) with John Rathauser, Ph.D. in Los Angeles (2018-present)

Areas of Interest:
Theoretical Orientation: Integrative (psycho-dynamic, Jungian,
expressive arts therapy, emotion-focused,
CBT)

Clinical Interests: Depression (acute and chronic), complex trauma/
family of origin issues, alienation; sexual orientation
issues, identity uncertainty, creative blocks;
drama and poetry therapy; couples counseling;
working with first-generation and international
students

Personal Interests: International travel (especially where I can use my
Spanish), film festivals, theater (acting and directing),
writing poetry, classical music, flamenco, coffee, and
being in or near the water