Jessica Broitman

Jessica Broitman


Dr. Jessica Broitman is a psychoanalyst practicing in Berkeley since 1980. She began her career in Boulder, Colorado in 1973. As a member of the Intensive Treatment Team of the Boulder Mental Health Center, she ran the Gordon Beyer project, which was one of the first residential treatment programs for young people with schizophrenia and bi-polar illness in the country. After moving to California in 1980 she became the Program Coordinator for the Creative Living Center, a day treatment program for adults with mental illness. During this time she became involved with Joseph Weiss and Control Mastery Theory. She formalized the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group ( as a non-profit organization in 1993. She is President Emerita of SFPRG. She was instrumental in the initiation of SFPRG's Psychotherapy Training Center and Clinic, and served as the Executive Director for 15 years. In 2017 she helped create the International Control Mastery Therapy Center (CMTCenter- and currently serves as the President of the CMTCenter. She frequently lectures on Weiss's Control Mastery Theory worldwide.

Dr. Broitman has been involved in researching and treating children with non-verbal learning disabilities and their families for more than 20 years. She co-authored 2 books on that topic for practitioners and parents: Nonverbal Learning Disabilities in Children: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Practice (2011) and the co-editor of Treating NVLD in Children (2013) as well as numerous chapters and articles. She is currently involved in several research projects concerning the treatment and understanding of NVLD and has a special interest in helping professionals and families understand and treat this disorder. She is available for consultations and can be reached at:

For more information on her work on NVLD see: Click on each book for more information. Her resume can be found here: JESSICA BROITMAN, Ph.D

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