Bruce Steven Dolin, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist practicing in Beverly Hills, California. He can be contacted at poptheworld at att.net.
Born in Chicago, Bruce Dolin’s first love was movies. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in literature and film, and then earned his M.F.A. at NYU graduate film school. He directed television and wrote numerous screenplays before his travails in Hollywood helped him realize that his true voice, calling and passion was as a psychologist. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Dolin went to work in the trenches of non-profit mental health, working with group home kids, special needs kids and severely emotionally disturbed children in the “system.” He also worked as a consultant at a private school and built a private practice in Beverly Hills where he particularly enjoys working with parents, as well as with writers, musicians, painters and sculptors. The Privilege of Parenting represents the distillation of eighteen years of clinical experience as a psychologist. Dr. Dolin lives in Studio City, California with his wife of twenty years, the film curator Andrea Alsberg, and their sons Nate and Will, and also their rescued bulldog-boxer, Agnes.
In an age of managed care nightmares he is proud to be a member of zero health insurance panels. Although he practices in Beverly Hills, Dr. Dolin maintains a commitment to giving back and offers sliding-fee treatment and a healthy amount of pro-bono work. With his book, and with this blog, Dr. Dolin strives to share what he knows and make it more widely available to parents who might not otherwise gain access to the level of care and insight that he is able to offer his clients.