Joseph Zamaria, PsyD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco CA 94143
Phone415-502-7396
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    University of California, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    University of California, San FranciscoFellowship2015Clinical Psychology
    California Pacific Medical CenterInternship2014Clinical Psychology
    California School of Professional PsychologyPsy.D.2014Clinical Psychology
    Rutgers UniversityB.A.2006Psychology & Philosophy
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    American Psychological Association2020Early Career Achievement Award
    UCSF Department of Psychiatry, Residency Training Program2019Top Ten Faculty Educator
    UCSF Department of Psychiatry, Residency Training Program2018Excellence in Teaching Award
    Golden Gate University, Department of Psychology2016Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award

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    Dr. Joseph A. Zamaria, Psy.D., ABPP, is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCSF School of Medicine, Weill Institute for Neurosciences, where he provides clinical, educational, research, and consultative services for the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California. In addition to his California psychology licensure, Dr. Zamaria is board-certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology (AACP). Additionally, he is a member of the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) and is a Founding Member of the American Arab, Middle Eastern, and North African Psychological Association (AMENA-Psy).

    Dr. Zamaria is the Associate Program Director for Psychotherapy for the Psychiatry Residency Training Program at UCSF. He is responsible for overseeing residents’ clinical rotations and didactic training in psychotherapy. He also supervises the psychotherapy practices of psychiatry residents and psychology fellows at Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital & Clinics (LPPHC) and provides educational leadership and didactic teaching in psychotherapy, having developed and serving as course leader for a curriculum for advanced psychotherapy training.

    The focus of Dr. Zamaria's scholarly and creative efforts is psychedelics. He is the principal investigator of a study examining the harm-reduction efficacy of a psychedelic peer-support hotline. Dr. Zamaria also serves as a clinician and researcher in clinical trials examining the potential of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to treat a range of conditions. In addition to his research activities, he is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs and is on the Advisory Board of the Fireside Project.

    As an attending psychologist at LPPHC, Dr. Zamaria maintains an individual and group psychotherapy practice. His clinical interests include psychotherapy integration, psychodynamic therapy, and third-wave cognitive-behavioral therapies such as ACT.

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    1. How family dementia caregivers perceive benefits of a 4-week MIT mindfulness and guided imagery program: A pilot study. MindRxiv. 2019. View Publication.
    2. A Phenomenological Examination of Psilocybin and its Positive and Persisting Aftereffects. In C.L. Fracasso, K.R. Smith, & S. Krippner (Eds.). Special edition: Health, healing, and consciousness. NeuroQuantology. 2016; 14(2):285-296. .