Dr. Carlos Sluzki - Biography


Carlos E. Sluzki was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he completed his M.D. training at the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, and his psychoanalytic training at the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association Institute of Psychoanalysis. He was a core member of the team that developed the pioneering Department of Psychiatry and Psychiatric Residency Program at the Gregorio Araoz Alfaro Hospital, Lanus, Argentina.

He was also trained in couple and family therapy at the Mental Research Institute (MRI), Palo Alto, California during the early days of that discipline, and participated over the years in the development and spread of that field.

Dr. Sluzki migrated to the United States in December 1971 as a Guggenheim Fellow and subsequently as a FFRP Advanced Research Fellow. Since then he has been Director of Training and later Director of the above-mentioned MRI (1976-83), Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco (1976-83), Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (1984-94) and at University of California Los Angeles (1995-2001). He is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine as well as Professor Emeritus of Global and Community Health and of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.

Dr. Sluzki has been Editor-in-Chief of the journals Acta Psiquiatrica y Psicologica de America Latina, Family Process, and the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, and Vice-President of the American Family Therapy Academy, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and of the American College of Psychiatrists, as well as honorary member of multiple professional organizations worldwide.

He has published extensively, and has delivered countless keynote and panel presentations and conducted workshops worldwide, with special emphasis on couple and family therapy, social networks, violence and victimization, refugees and human rights.

Dr. Sluzki currently divides his time and his practice between Washington, D. C., and the Berkshires, in Western MA, where he has an office in Stockbridge MA.

He is married to Sara Cobb, Ph.D., and has seven offspring, all of them above average.