Irwin Hoffman, Ph.D., serves Westlake Village and surrounding areas.Irwin Hoffman, Ph.D.

About Irwin Hoffman, Ph.D.


Certificate of Training in Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, 1992

Ph. D., Counseling Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1972
Bachelor of Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 1964


1981 – Present

Private practice of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, Westlake Village, California
Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis with adults.

1973 – 1981
Clinical Psychologist, Kennedy Child Study Center ( now St. John’s Hospital Child Study Center), St. John’s Hospital, Santa Monica, California
Psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults.

1972 – 1973
Clinical Psychologist, Riverside General Hospital, Riverside County Department of Mental Health, Riverside, California
Impatient psychotherapy with adults and children.

1971 – 1972
Clinical Psychology Intern, The Psychiatric Clinic, Inc., Buffalo, New York


Faculty, Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies

Oral Examiner, Psychology Examining Committee, State of California (1976 – 1978)
Manuscript Reviewer, International Journal of Psychoanalysis (2007 – Present)
Allied Professional Staff, Los Robles Regional Medical Center (1983 – Present)


Fellow, International Psychoanalytical Association

Member, American Psychological Association
Member, National Register, Health Services Providers in Psychology


Hoffman, I (2003). Identify maintenance in the affectively distant patient. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 51 : 491-515

Hoffman, I. (2011). Identify disturbance in remote patients. Unpublished manuscript submitted for publication.

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