Mardi Horowitz, MD

Title(s)Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address401 Parnassus Ave., #5136
San Francisco CA 94143
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    University of California, San Francisco Residency School of Medicine
    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.1958 Medicine
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    International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies2004Lifetime Achievement Award
    American Psychiatric Association2003Distinguished Life Fellow
    American College of Psychoanalysts1986Fellow

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    Professor Horowitz is the author of Stress Response Syndromes, now in its fifth edition, and has contributed to the official psychiatric nomenclature. He is an expert on the intersections of traumatic experiences, personality development, and change in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. He provides consultations, forensic expertise, and psychoanalytic psychotherapies.

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    1. Stages of Psychotherapy for Trauma and Stress-related Disorders. J Psychiatr Pract. 2022 05 01; 28(3):244-250. Horowitz M. PMID: 35511102.
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    2. Formulation as a Basis for Planning Psychotherapy. 2019. Horowitz, MJ.
    3. Redefining Identity after Trauma or Loss. Psychodyn Psychiatry. 2018; 46(1):135-144. Horowitz M. PMID: 29480787.
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    4. Emotional Control in Psychotherapy Discourse. Psychodyn Psychiatry. 2016 Fall; 44(3):385-94. Horowitz M. PMID: 27603803.
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    5. Adult Personality Growth in Psychotherapy. 2016. Horowitz, MJ.
    6. Explanatory Understanding in a Single Case of Separation Anxiety Syndrome: Commentary on Busch and Milrod. J Am Psychoanal Assoc. 2015 Oct; 63(5):921-7. Horowitz MJ. PMID: 26487109.
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    7. Clarifying values in psychotherapy. Psychodyn Psychiatry. 2014 Dec; 42(4):671-9. Horowitz MJ. PMID: 25494586.
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    8. Grieving: the role of self-reorganization. Psychodyn Psychiatry. 2014 Mar; 42(1):89-97. Horowitz M. PMID: 24555462.
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    9. Disturbed personality functioning and psychotherapy technique. Psychotherapy (Chic). 2013 Sep; 50(3):438-42. Horowitz M. PMID: 24000867.
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    10. Classification of trauma and stressor-related disorders in DSM-5. Depress Anxiety. 2011 Sep; 28(9):737-49. Friedman MJ, Resick PA, Bryant RA, Strain J, Horowitz M, Spiegel D. PMID: 21681870.
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    11. Stress Response Syndromes. 2011. Horowitz, MJ.
    12. Change in Psychotherapy: A Unifying Paradigmby The Boston Change Process Study Group . New York , W.W. Norton and Company , 2010 , 256 pp., $35.00. . Am J Psychiatry. 2010 Oct; 167(10):1280. Horowitz MJ. PMID: 26649788.
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    13. Using media to teach how not to do psychotherapy. Acad Psychiatry. 2010 Jan-Feb; 34(1):27-30. Gabbard G, Horowitz M. PMID: 20071720.
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    14. Value reprioritization in psychoanalysis. J Am Psychoanal Assoc. 2009 Dec; 57(6):1361-77. Horowitz MJ. PMID: 20068244.
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    15. Prolonged grief disorder: Psychometric validation of criteria proposed for DSM-V and ICD-11. PLoS Med. 2009 Aug; 6(8):e1000121. Prigerson HG, Horowitz MJ, Jacobs SC, Parkes CM, Aslan M, Goodkin K, Raphael B, Marwit SJ, Wortman C, Neimeyer RA, Bonanno GA, Bonanno G, Block SD, Kissane D, Boelen P, Maercker A, Litz BT, Johnson JG, First MB, Maciejewski PK. PMID: 19652695; PMCID: PMC2711304.
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    16. Insight, transference interpretation, and therapeutic change in the dynamic psychotherapy of borderline personality disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 2009 May; 166(5):517-21. Gabbard GO, Horowitz MJ. PMID: 19411377.
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    17. Formulating transference in cognitive and dynamic psychotherapies using role relationship models. J Psychiatr Pract. 2009 Jan; 15(1):25-33. Horowitz MJ, Möller B. PMID: 19182562.
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    18. Understanding and ameliorating revenge fantasies in psychotherapy. Am J Psychiatry. 2007 Jan; 164(1):24-7. Horowitz MJ. PMID: 17202539.
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    19. Addressing nicotine dependence in psychodynamic psychotherapy: perspectives from residency training. Acad Psychiatry. 2007 Jan-Feb; 31(1):8-14. Prochaska JJ, Fromont SC, Banys P, Eisendrath SJ, Horowitz MJ, Jacobs MH, Hall SM. PMID: 17242046; PMCID: PMC5108452.
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    20. Horowitz's Impact of Event Scale evaluation of 20 years of use. Psychosom Med. 2003 Sep-Oct; 65(5):870-6. Sundin EC, Horowitz MJ. PMID: 14508034.
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    21. Impact of Event Scale: psychometric properties. Br J Psychiatry. 2002 Mar; 180:205-9. Sundin EC, Horowitz MJ. PMID: 11872511.
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    22. Defining character integrity. J Am Psychoanal Assoc. 2002; 50(2):551-73. Horowitz M. PMID: 12206543.
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    23. Psychological impact of news of genetic risk for Huntington disease. Am J Med Genet. 2001 Oct 15; 103(3):188-92. Horowitz MJ, Field NP, Zanko A, Donnelly EF, Epstein C, Longo F. PMID: 11745989.
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    24. Coping with grim news from genetic tests. Psychosomatics. 2001 Mar-Apr; 42(2):100-5. Horowitz M, Sundin E, Zanko A, Lauer R. PMID: 11239121.
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    25. Emotional control theory and the concept of defense: A teaching document. J Psychother Pract Res. 1999; 8(3):213-24. Horowitz M, Znoj H. PMID: 10413441; PMCID: PMC3330548.
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    26. Sequential consequences of therapists' interventions. J Psychother Pract Res. 1999; 8(1):40-54. Milbrath C, Bond M, Cooper S, Znoj HJ, Horowitz MJ, Perry JC. PMID: 9888106; PMCID: PMC3330527.
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    27. Additional validation of a scale to assess positive states of mind. Psychosom Med. 1998 Jan-Feb; 60(1):26-32. Adler NE, Horowitz M, Garcia A, Moyer A. PMID: 9492235.
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    28. Diagnostic criteria for complicated grief disorder. Am J Psychiatry. 1997 Jul; 154(7):904-10. Horowitz MJ, Siegel B, Holen A, Bonanno GA, Milbrath C, Stinson CH. PMID: 9210739.
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    29. Configurational analysis for case formulation. Psychiatry. 1997; 60(2):111-9. Horowitz MJ. PMID: 9257352.
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    30. Psychotherapy for histrionic personality disorder. J Psychother Pract Res. 1997; 6(2):93-104; discussion 105-7. Horowitz MJ. PMID: 9071660; PMCID: PMC3330451.
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    31. Self-regard: a new measure. Am J Psychiatry. 1996 Mar; 153(3):382-5. Horowitz M, Sonneborn D, Sugahara C, Maercker A. PMID: 8610826.
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    32. Signs of defensive control locate conflicted topics in discourse. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1995 Dec; 52(12):1040-7. Horowitz MJ, Milbrath C, Stinson CH. PMID: 7492256.
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    33. Role-relationship models for case formulation. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1995 Aug; 52(8):625-32. Horowitz MJ, Eells T, Singer J, Salovey P. PMID: 7632110.
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    34. Dysfluency and topic orientation in bereaved individuals: bridging individual and group studies. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1995 Feb; 63(1):37-45. Stinson CH, Milbrath C, Horowitz MJ. PMID: 7896988.
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    35. Expressive and defensive behavior during discourse on unresolved topics: a single case study of pathological grief. J Pers. 1994 Dec; 62(4):527-63. Horowitz MJ, Milbrath C, Jordan DS, Stinson CH, Ewert M, Redington DJ, Fridhandler B, Reidbord SP, Hartley D. PMID: 7861304.
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    36. Cyclical patterns of states of mind in psychotherapy. Am J Psychiatry. 1994 Dec; 151(12):1767-70. Horowitz MJ, Milbrath C, Ewert M, Sonneborn D, Stinson C. PMID: 7977883.
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    37. Topics and signs: defensive control of emotional expression. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1993 Jun; 61(3):421-30. Horowitz MJ, Stinson C, Curtis D, Ewert M, Redington D, Singer J, Bucci W, Mergenthaler E, Milbrath C, Hartley D. PMID: 8326042.
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    38. Pathological grief: diagnosis and explanation. Psychosom Med. 1993 May-Jun; 55(3):260-73. Horowitz MJ, Bonanno GA, Holen A. PMID: 8346334.
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    39. A model of mourning: change in schemas of self and other. J Am Psychoanal Assoc. 1990; 38(2):297-324. Horowitz MJ. PMID: 2193973.
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    40. Clinical phenomenology of narcissistic pathology. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 1989 Sep; 12(3):531-9. Horowitz MJ. PMID: 2678020.
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    41. Relationship schema formulation: role-relationship models and intrapsychic conflict. Psychiatry. 1989 Aug; 52(3):260-74. Horowitz MJ. PMID: 2772086.
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    42. Formulation of states of mind in psychotherapy. Am J Psychother. 1988 Oct; 42(4):514-20. Horowitz MJ. PMID: 3213843.
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    43. A scale for measuring the occurrence of positive states of mind: a preliminary report. Psychosom Med. 1988 Sep-Oct; 50(5):477-83. Horowitz M, Adler N, Kegeles S. PMID: 3186891.
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    44. A controlled trial of brief psychotherapy and mutual-help group treatment of conjugal bereavement. Am J Psychiatry. 1988 Feb; 145(2):203-9. Marmar CR, Horowitz MJ, Weiss DS, Wilner NR, Kaltreider NB. PMID: 3277450.
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