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Dr. Dan Begel, MD

Forensic Psychiatry | Male

Dan Begel, M.D. 1247 7th St Ste 100, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Get Directions
(310) 922-4819

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Dan Begel, M.D. is a graduate of Yale College, Yale School of Medicine, and the Yale University Department of Psychiatry....
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Specialties

  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Sports Psychiatry & Neurology

Board Certifications

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  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation

Procedures Performed

  • Independent Forensic Evaluation
  • Outpatient Psychiatry

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  • 0
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    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0
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Education

  • Medical School
    Yale University School Medicine

    Graduated in 1972

  • Residency Hospital
    Yale University Department of Psychiatry

    Completed in 1976

  • Undergraduate School
    Yale University

    Graduated in 1968

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Forensic Psychiatry
  • Board certified in Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Begel says...

Dan Begel, M.D. is a graduate of Yale College, Yale School of Medicine, and the Yale University Department of Psychiatry. He is a gifted clinician, enjoys working with a variety of people, and specializes in the areas of Forensic Psychiatry and Sport Psychiatry.

Dr. Begel's clinical wisdom enables him, in Forensics, to pinpoint specific details that add power to a forensic narrative. His reports and testimony are lucid, backed by expert knowledge, focused on the forensic question, and easily understood by the layperson. With unique credentials in the area of Sport Psychiatry, Dr. Begel's testimony adds authority to any civil or criminal proceeding involving athletes.

Dr. Begel is the founding president of the International Society for Sport Psychiatry, as well as co-editor and primary author of the first textbook of sport psychiatry. A review of his work in the Journal of the American Medical Association stated that "Dr. Begel's psychodynamic understanding of the athlete is...unparalleled." He provides expert care to athletes for both personal and performance issues, and consults with school, professional, and amateur sports teams.

Along with his clinical work Dr. Begel carries out research in the area of Acoustic Psychometry, the assessment of mental states based on the signal processing of speech. Dr. Begel is affiliated with St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica. He is a devoted father and enjoys golf, sports, theater, and jazz music.

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Dr. Begel's Care Philosophy

Dr. Begel believes that self-knowledge provides the basis for change. His choice of treatment depends on the needs of his patients. He provides psychodynamic psychotherapy, along with brief therapies, including cognitive behaviour therapy and imaging and relaxation techniques. He incorporates a family systems perspective and prescribes medications when indicated. The use of medication is tailored to the specific circumstances of his patients, rather than to their diagnoses. Dr. Begel collaborates fully with other therapists his clients may be seeing.

In all circumstances Dr. Begel aims to be helpful. He does not need his patients to validate his own point of view. Dr. Begel offers respect, kindness, safety, understanding, and hope.