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Second Vietnamese-American Conference on Psychiatry and Medical Psychology
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: November 10, 1999

Sponsored by Doctor to Doctor, A Nonprofit Organization, Berkeley, California USA
For the psychiatrists and psychologists of Vietnam
Conference Directors: Robert Dolgoff, M.D., Lam Xuan Dien, M.D.

Kavoos Bassiri is on the faculty of Department of Psychiatry at the University of San Francisco, where he teaches psychotherapy to students and residents.

James Boehnlein is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Residency Training at Oregon Health Sciences University.

Don Davis is a co-director and founder of the Family Therapy Institute of Alexandria, Virginia and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at George Washington University Medical School.

Susan Davis is a co-director and founder of the Family Therapy Institute of Alexandria Virginia and an Adjunct Instructor, Department of Family and Child Development, Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Robert Dolgoff, M.D. is the President of Doctor to Doctor and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco.

Rima Dolgoff-Kaspar, B.A. is a research assistant, Department of Psychiatry, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York.

Susan Downs is on the clinical faculty at the University of California San Francisco and is the Vice President of the Northern California Psychiatric Society

Bernard Finley is in private practice in Carmel, California

Lynn Jehle is a nurse and research coordinator at East Bay Neurology, Berkeley, California

Crystal Riley Kinzie is the director of the Indochinese Socialization Center and is on the faculty at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon

Dave Kinzie is Professor of Psychiatry, OHSU and worked in Vietnam in the 1960's.

Jeanne Lengsfelder is in private practice in Albny, California

Paul Leung is Associate Professor and Clincal Director of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University.

Charles Pollack is Medical Director, Berkeley Therapy Institute, Berkeley, California

Jill Shannahan is a staff psychiatrist at Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz, California and is on the clinical faculty at the University of California San Francisco

Wendell Smith is an internist and an emergency physician at Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, Massachusetts

Nick Varshney is a staff psychiatrist at Napa State Hospital, Napa, California

Ed Volkman is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Residency Training at Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Steve Walch is a staff psychologist at Berkeley Therapy Institute, Berkeley, California and is on the faculty of the California School of Professional Psychology

Shirley Wheatland is a speech therapist at John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, California

Judy William teaches English as a second language at the Mountain View Adult Education Center, Mountain View, California. She has many Vietnamese students.

Larry William is an oncologist and the Medical Director of the Santa Clara County Independent Practice Association. He served as a medical officer in the US Army in Vietnam in the late 1960s.


This Conference was originally scheduled to be held in Hue. Our hearts go out to the residents of Hue who have suffered terribly in the flood that affected Central Vietnam this month.

A 400 page Course Syllabus has been printed, including the full texts of many of the lectures along with reference material. 70 copies of the Syllabus will remain in Vietnam for use at training facilities all over the country. The entire conference will be videotaped. Copies of the videotape will be sent to those facilities after they have been copied and formatted for use in video players in Vietnam.

The Conference is dedicated to the mental health professionals of Vietnam, with special thanks to Dr. Le Quoc Nam and Dr. Lam Xuan Dien.

Doctor to Doctor wishes to acknowledge the assistance of Gregg Wheatland (Program Director), Dr. Anh Ngoc Tran (interpreter), Kent Wheatland and Ann Victor (video and photography), and Margarita Abaring Nicol and Her Honor Judge Janice Volkman (continuing enthusiasm and support).

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