President: Leigh Tobias, PhD, FIPA, BCPsa
President: Leigh Tobias, PhD, FIPA, BCPsa
Address: 462 North Linden Drive, Suite 334
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Country: USA
Zip: 90212
Phone: 310-247-1657
Years in Practice: 22
Specialty/Practice Description:

I am a Board Certified Psychoanalyst in the United States (PCPsa), and a Clinical Psychologist in California (PSY15507). I am also a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Association, (FIPA). I have served as President of the Board (2014-2018), of my local Institute and Society, the Psychoanalytic Center of California (PCC). I have served as President of the Confederation of Independent Psychoanalytic Societies (CIPS) from June 2009-July 2013, and Secretary of NAPsaC from 2013-2017. I serve as one of the North American Editors for the Inter-Regional Encyclopedic Dictionary (IRED), a long-term project of the International Psychoanalytical Association.
My private practice is in Los Angeles (Beverly Hills), where I see adults and couples for psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. I teach psychoanalytic theory and supervise psychoanalytic candidates and psychotherapy students at the PCC. I am also a member of the Infant Observation faculty at the PCC. I am faculty and supervisor for the Wright Institute, Los Angeles (WILA), an internship training site for Master’s and Doctorate level trainees.
I welcome any questions about psychoanalysis, PCC, CIPS and NAPsaC and the IPA.


Tobias, L (1995. ) Essential Factors in Male Adolescent Identity Development and the Felt Presence or Felt Absence of the Father. The Josephine Bernstein Research Award, 1995.

Tobias, L. (2013). “Memory and Desire, Tension and Conflict in ‘Late’ Bion” Panel Presentation at the IPA Prague Congress, in English. (Tobias, IJPA, 2013.)

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