Leland Van Den Daele, PhD, FAACP, Clinical Developmental Psychologist and Psychoanalyst

Get to know Leland Van Den Daele, PhD, FAACP, a clinical developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who serves patients in San Francisco, California.

With over 50 years of clinical experience and at least as many years of life experience, Dr. Van Den Daele is a clinical developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who sees patients at his private practice in San Francisco, California. He provides individualised holistic treatment, which focuses on treating the whole-person, not just the symptoms. Dr. Van Den Daele offers dream interpretation  as well as tailored guidance to achieve goals. His practice experience covers the Midwest, East and West coasts.

“I have written four books and more than forty articles in peer-reviewed journals. I am author of the Music Apperception Test and Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco,” says Dr. Van Den Daele. Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior, according to the American Psychological Association. It is the study of the mind, how it works, and how it affects behavior. 

Dr. Van Den Daele received his Master of Science degree in Psychology in 1964 and his PhD in Clinical Psychology and Human Development in 1967 from Purdue University. He was a Senior National Institute of Mental Health Fellow (1972), during which time he has participated in advanced studies with Erik Erikson, Lawrence Kohlberg, and Herman Witkin. He is a certified psychoanalyst with the American Institute for Psychoanalysis of the Karen Horney Institute and Clinic in New York City (1980). Trained in neuropsychological assessment, Dr. Van Den Daele holds certifications in Stress Management and Time-Limited Psychotherapy.

A David Ross Fellow in 1965 at Purdue University as well as Senior Post Doctoral Fellow in 1972 at NIMH , Dr. Van Den Daele achieved the coveted status of Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology (FAACP) in 2021. He maintains professional memberships with the International Neuropsychoanalytic Association, the American Psychological Association (life member), and the American Association of University Professors (life member). 

Earlier in his career, Dr. Van Den Daele has served as Dean of Professional Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies (1998-2002), Associate Professor of Child Development at the University of Illinois (1967-1972), and Visiting Professor at Teachers College at Columbia University (1973-1975), among others. 

Learn More about Leland Van Den Daele, PhD, FAACP: Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/82304148-Leland-Van-Den-Daele-Psychologist, or through his private practice, https://drlelandv.com/about/ 

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