Dan Begel, M.D. is a graduate of Yale College, Yale School of Medicine, and the Yale University Department of Psychiatry....Read More
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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Graduated in 1972
Completed in 1976
Graduated in 1968
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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. 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.
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.