Walter E. Brackelmanns, MD, received his Bachelors Degree from Rutgers University and his Medical Degree from Georgetown Medical School in Washington, D.C. He interned at Los Angeles County Hospital, spent 3 years in the Navy as a flight surgeon, and completed his residency at Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Hospital and a fellowship program in child psychiatry at UCLA. He was trained in psychoanalysis at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute.
Dr. Brackelmanns is a board-certified psychiatrist, child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, a Senior Instructor for the Extension Division of UCLA, and a mental health consultant to the Los Angeles Unified School District. He is the Director of the Couples and Individual Therapy Clinic, the Coordinator of the Couples and Sex Therapy Training Program, and Instructor of the Inter-analytic Couples Therapy Course at UCLA.
Dr. Brackelmanns has worked for 30 years developing and teaching a unique and practical approach to couples therapy, both nationally and internationally. He has twice appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, has demonstrated his ideas in a five-part series on the Today Show, and has had his own nationally syndicated television program called Couples