Carlos E. Sluzki completed his M.D. training at the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, and his psychoanalytic training at the Argentine Psychoanalytic Association. 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 in Lanus, Argentina.

He was trained in couples and family therapy at the Mental Research Institute (MRI) in 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 came to the United States as a Guggenheim Fellow and subsequently as an FFRP Advanced Research Fellow, becoming Director of Training and later Director of the above-mentioned MRI (1976-83).

He has been Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco (1976-83), the University of Massachusetts Medical School (1984-94), and the 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 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.

He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, as well as honorary member of multiple professional organizations worldwide. In 2018 he received the Distinguished Career in Science Award by the Washington Academy of Sciences, and a Doctor Honoris Causa degree by Maimonides University.

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



Dr. Sluzki currently sees patients in California, Massachusetts, D.C., and worldwide via Zoom / Skype / etc., in English, Spanish or Italian. During the COVID pandemic, his practice is predominantly virtual, with occasional exceptions.

Clinical consultations and therapy sessions usually last 50 minutes, but may be longer as needed in couples and family therapy. Sessions tend to be scheduled weekly, but their frequency also varies according to needs and expectations of those involved.

He provides services on a private pay basis only, and does not participate in any managed care insurance panel. Receipts are properly coded so that patients may submit them to their health insurance (except Medicare) for possible (and frequently partial) reimbursement.