|David A Deitch|
|David A Deitch
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
University of California
David A. Deitch, PhD, a Clinical and Social Psychologist, is currently Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Deitch has over 40 years of experience in the development of drug abuse treatment systems for adolescents and adults, nationally and internationally. In the non-profit public health sector, he was Co-Founder of Daytop Village, Inc., and also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Phoenix House’s Foundation. In the academic sector, he has had appointments at Temple University, the University of Chicago, University of California at San Francisco, as well as serving as Chief of Substance Abuse Services for the University of California, San Francisco. In the government sector, he has served as Coordinator of Curriculum and Faculty for the United Nations East Central European Drug Abuse Treatment Training Project; has consult-ed to a variety of Department of Corrections and Ministries of Justice and Health, in Latin America, SE Asia and Europe. Dr. Deitch served during the Johnson Administration as consultant to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Crime and Juvenile Delinquency, and the National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse. Dur-ing the Carter Administration, he chaired the White House Task Force on Prevention. He chaired the Curriculum Development Committee of the National Addiction Technology Transfer Centers, Technical Assistance Publica-tion Series 21 — The Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice, used today as a guideline for corrections and community based substance abuse treatment organiza-tions.. He further serves as Regional Director of the Executive Committee of the Association for Medical Educa-tion and Research in Substance Abuse — Mentor Project (2000). He has numerous publications (and videos) in the field.
His interests are in the development of drug abuse treatment systems for adolescents and adults, nationally and internationally.
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