Dorpat, Theo(dore) L. 1925-

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DORPAT, Theo(dore) L. 1925-

PERSONAL: Born March 25, 1925, in Miles City, MT; son of Theodore E. (a minister) and Ida G. (a high school teacher; maiden name, Christiansen) Dorpat; married Doris Ann Holt (a nurse), June 21, 1989; children: Joanne Dorpat Halverson. Ethnicity: "German and Danish." Education: Whitworth College, B.S., 1948; University of Washington, Seattle, M.D. (with honors), 1952; attended San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute and Seattle Psychoanalytic Training Center, between 1958 and 1964; Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute, graduated, 1964. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Protestant. Hobbies and other interests: Travel, reading, writing.

ADDRESSES: Home—7700 East Greenlake Dr. N., Apt. A-7, Seattle, WA 98103. Office—2271 Northeast 51st St., Seattle, WA 98105.

CAREER: Seattle Veterans Administration Hospital, Seattle, WA, intern, 1952-53, resident in psychiatry, 1953-55; Cincinnati General Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, resident in psychiatry, 1955-56; University of Washington, Seattle, instructor, 1956-58, assistant professor, 1958-59, clinical assistant professor, 1959-69, clinical associate professor, 1969-76, clinical professor of psychiatry, 1976-2002, clinical professor emeritus, 2002—. Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies, Princeton, NJ, member, 1970-76. American Psychoanalytic Association, certified in psychoanalysis, Board on Professional Standards; American Board of Forensic Examiners, diplomate; member of attending staff, King County Hospital, 1956-73, Seattle Veterans Administration Hospital, 1956—, and University of Washington Hospital, 1959-2002; Harborview Medical Center, associate staff member, 1973-91; U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, member of consulting staff, 1963-66; consultant to Group Health Medical Center and Hospital. Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, director of Extension Division, 1969-71, president of board of trustees, 1970-71, 1984-85, director of Theory Division, 1971-75, 1977-79, training and supervising analyst, 1971—, director of institute, 1984-87; Detroit Psychiatric Institute, member of guest faculty, 1986; Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Program, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, instructor, 1991—; Oregon Psychoanalytic New Training Facility, faculty member, 1997—; North Pacific Society and Study Group, faculty member and training analyst, 2000—, member of board of trustees, 2001—; Northwest Center for Psychoanalysis, member of faculty at Portland and Seattle branches. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, member, 2001—; Foundation of Thanatology, associate member; member of National Coalition of Physicians against Family Violence, Oregon Psychoanalytic Foundation, Ernest Becker Foundation, and Crisis Clinic, Seattle. State of Washington mental health and mental retardation planning committee, member, 1964-70; Governor Evans's Task Force for Commitment Law Reform, chair, 1970-74; Seattle Community Psychiatric Clinic, trustee, 1965-70; Medical World News, member of research panel, 1978-85; consultant to Chemical Warfare Division, U.S. Army, and to King County Juvenile Court. Military service: U.S. Navy, 1943-46.

MEMBER: International Association for Suicide Prevention, International Psycho-Analytical Association, International Self Psychology Roster, American Psychoanalytic Association, Academy for International Medical Studies, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychiatric Association (distinguished life fellow), Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, American College of Forensic Examiners (fellow), American College of Medical Examiners, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis North (corresponding member), Union of Concerned Scientists, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Committee of Psychiatrists for Community Action, Northwest Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study, North Pacific Society of Neurology and Psychiatry, Washington State Medical Association, Washington Association for Social Welfare, Washington Association for Mental Health, Washington Citizens for Rational Handgun Controls, King County Medical Society, King County Mental Health Association (vice president, 1957), Seattle Psychoanalytic Society (president, 1972-73), Psychoanalytic Association of Seattle (member of executive council, 1981-82), San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group, Vancouver Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Society (honorary member).

AWARDS, HONORS: Edward D. Hoedemaker, M.D., Memorial Prize, 1980, 1982; Sigmund Award, Vancouver Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Society, 1997.


Denial and Defense in the Therapeutic Situation, Jason Aronson (New York, NY), 1985, 2nd edition, 1998.

(With M. Miller) Clinical Interaction and the Analysis of Meaning: A New Psychoanalytic Theory, Analytic Press (Hillsdale, NJ), 1992.

Gaslighting, the Double Whammy, Interrogation, and Other Methods of Covert Control in Psychotherapy and Analysis, Jason Aronson (New York, NY), 1996.

The Wounded Monster: Hitler's Path from Trauma to Malevolence, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 2002.

Contributor to books, including Suicide and Bereavement, edited by B. L. Danto and A. Kitscher, Arno Press (New York, NY), 1980; Listening and Interpreting: The Challenge of the Work of Robert Langs, edited by J. S. Raney, Jason Aronson (New York, NY), 1984; Denial: A Clarification of Concepts and Research, edited by E. L. Edelstein, D. L. Nathanson, and A. M. Stone, Plenum Press (New York, NY), 1989; The Homosexualities: Reality, Fantasy, and the Arts, edited by C. Socarides and V. Volkan, International Universities Press (New York, NY), 1990; and Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Women, edited by E. Siegel, Brunner/Mazel (New York, NY), 1992. Contributor of more than 300 articles to medical journals. Seattle Institute for Psychoanalysis Newsletter, member of editorial board, 1994-98, editor, 1995-97; contributing editor, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Review, 1992-96; associate editor, Review of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, 1996-97; corresponding editor, Journal of Clinical Psychoanalysis, 1997—; member of editorial board, Seattle Institute for Psychoanalysis/Society Bulletin, 1977-84, 2002—, Dynamic Psychotherapy, 1981-89, International Journal of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 1982-84, Yearbook of the Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 1983-89, Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, 1989—, and Northwest Center for Psychoanalysis Newsletter, 1999-2001.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A book on the psychological effects of punishment on children and adults, with a focus on the corporal punishment of children and the prison experiences of adults.