About Dr. Gardenswartz
Dr. Gardenswartz has over 25 years of education, training, and experience in her field. She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and went on to earn her Master's and Doctorate in Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, one of the top educational institutions in the U.S. in the field of Clinical Psychology. She completed her internship at St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital in New York, (Teaching Hospital for Columbia University Medical School). She then moved to Los Angeles where she completed post-doctoral training, started her private practice, and became a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP). In addition to working with patients, Dr. Gardenswartz consults for publications, media, and entertainment. She is a script and technical consultant for television and film. Dr. Gardenswartz currently teaches undergraduate courses at UCLA.
"Thank you for the opportunity to observe today's mock group therapy session. Your open, masterful and genuinely warm style of working with participants in the group (seemingly almost immediately) transformed what appeared to be disparate strangers into uniquely bonded human beings, sharing the same desire to be heard by each other. Whether in character or not, I believe each participant was enlightened by their participation in today's mock group. Indeed, as an observer, I felt the palpable energy in the room!"
"By far one of the best teachers at UCLA. I came into the class feeling like I wasn’t very interested in the subject and I’m coming out feeling very interested in abnormal psychology. I looked forward to coming to this class because not only was the material going to be interesting but I knew it was going to be presented in a ways that would further my understanding. Professor Gardenswartz created an atmosphere in the classroom that welcomed questions and class discussion. She showed a lot of concern for the students and always made sure everyone understood the concepts before moving on. Great professor, great teaching style, great attitude, etc!"