Walter E. Brackelmanns, MD 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. He has worked for 30 years developing and teaching a unique and practical approach to couples therapy, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Brackelmanns is the President and co-founder of the American Association of Couples and Sex Therapists (AACAST), an organization dedicated to training and educating individuals in the integrated fields of couples and sex therapy.
Dr. Brackelmanns 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.
Dr. Brackelmanns 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 did a 3 year residency at Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Hospital. Dr. Brackelmanns did a 2 year fellowship in child psychiatry at UCLA. He was trained in psychoanalysis at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute.
Dr. Brackelmanns received the Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award from UCLA Extension Division in 2006 and the Outstanding Clinical Faculty Teaching Award in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA in 2006.