biographical information


Dr. Brian Feldman is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 4904 - California) and a certified child, adolescent, and adult psychoanalyst (P 86873).

Dr. Feldman graduated with a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in psychology and romance languages, and conducts psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Spanish, French and Portuguese. Upon graduation he was admitted to the Phi Beta Kappa Society, and was awarded the Severn Teakle Award for excellence in Spanish Literature.

Dr. Feldman received his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of California at Berkeley.  He was a clinical psychology intern at the Psychology Clinic, University of California at Berkeley; the Department of Psychology, San Francisco Veteran's Administration Hospital; and a post-doctoral clinical psychology fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Feldman served as chief of clinical psychology in the Department of Child Psychiatry at Stanford Medical Center. While at Stanford he was in charge of the child/adolescent clinical psychology training program, and was honored with the Outstanding Teaching Award.  At Stanford Dr. Feldman supervised and taught clinical seminars to psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers who were resident fellows in the Department of Child Psychiatry.

Dr. Feldman is certified in child, adolescent and adult Jungian psychoanalysis and graduated from the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.  He obtained additional training at the Society of Analytical Psychology, London, where he trained in the developmental Jungian tradition with Michael Fordham and Judith Hubback.  His experience in London led him to the intensive study of infant observation (Esther Bick Method), and the practice and study of Jungian child and adolescent analysis. For over ten years Dr. Feldman worked with Jungian child/adolescent analyst Mara Sidoli developing programs in infant observation and child, adolescent, and adult analysis in the U.S. and Europe which integrated the Jungian approach with attachment theory and the British school of object relations.

Dr. Feldman is a senior training analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts and a member of the Jung Institute of San Francisco.  He is currently a visiting professor at the Institute of Psychology, State Academic University for Humanitarian Sciences (Russian Academy of Science) in Moscow, and a distinguished visiting professor at the Macao City University.  He has been a visiting scholar in the the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, the University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Feldman has also served on the teaching faculties of the Northwest Center for Psychoanalysis and the Jung Center of Mexico City. He is a faculty member of the degree program in infant observation in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Dakar, Senegal.

Dr. Feldman's research on infancy and attachment and its impact on development throughout the life cycle was honored by the Psychoanalytic Consortium of Washington, D.C. in 2013. He has published and lectured extensively in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia.

His published research is in the areas of infant observation; attachment theory; the development of intersubjectivity in infancy and in the analytical relationship, the psychic skin; organizational development; the impact of culture upon psychological/social/emotional development,; child, adolescent and adult Jungian psychoanalysis - with special interests in the areas of autistic spectrum disorders; identity, gender, and sexuality; eating and attention deficit disorders; and disorders of the skin.

Dr. Feldman has lived and worked in Latin America.   He attended high school in Mexico and Ecuador; was a primary school teacher in Arequipa, Peru; has lectured in Spanish in Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Argentina, and has studied anthropology at the National University of Mexico (UNAM).

Dr. Feldman is on the editorial boards of The Journal of Analytical Psychology (London), the Jung Journal (San Francisco), and Analytische Psychologie-Zietschrift fur Psychotherapie und Psychoanalyse (Berlin).

Dr. Feldman is a member of IAAP, APA, ISPSO, NAAP, the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, the Jung Institute of San Francisco, the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, the Frances Tustin Trust, and a training member of the International Association of Infant Observation Esther Bick Method (AIDOBB).