Overview of career as practicing psychiatrist

(abbreviated resume)

Formative years:

1958Graduated Seoul National University, Medical College

1959Entered Master/ Ph.D. course and had one year credits.

1959Came to USA while serving in military duty with the ROK army

1959-1960Completed rotating internship in N.J.
 Accepted Psychiatry Residency program at Kings County Hospital Center, N.Y. Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.C.

1960-1963Comprehensive and intensive training (weekly didactic lectures, seminars such as Continuous Cases)

1962-1966Psychoanalytic training at the New York School of Psychiatry, Special Curriculum in Psychoanalysis (Sister school of Columbia Psychoanalytic Institute).
 Began 5-year required personal analysis under supervision by the following:

Sandor Rado, M. D., John A. P. Millet, M.D., Robert Brownstein, M.D., Stuart McCloud, M.D. John Richardson, M.D. (all from Columbia Univ. P & S Psychoanalytic Institute)

1966Completed psychoanalytic training and was admitted to The American Academy of Psychoanalysis (The American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry).

1965Obtained NYS medical license and started private practice.

Practice, Teaching and Administration:

First job was at a small private hospital for Adolescents (PTC) in Manhattan; Patients came from all over the USA, 2 years – full-time

1969-1972Medical Director at Peninsula Child Guidance Center in Five Towns, in L.I

1972-1974Rockland County Community Mental Health Center

1974-1997Good Samaritan Hospital Frawley Pshch. Unit (half time)

1968-1970Nathan Ackerman Family Therapy Institute

1965-presentAFTA charter member, American Group Therapy Association

1975-1995Consulting School Psychiatrist for Rockland, Bergen and Westchester counties.

APA Life Fellow:

1997-2002COPP (Committee for Psychotherapy for Psychiatrist)

1990-1995American Academy of Psychoanalysis: Trans-cultural committee co-chair

2005-2008Elected to Trustee for 3 years

2008-PresentTask Force for Future Directions

Private Practice and Clinical Experience:

Dr. Hae Kim followed classic Freudian School principles during his residency period. Thereafter, he started associating with Neo-Freudian Cultural schools and opted for joining the American Academy of Psychoanalysis instead of American Psychoanalytic Association.

During his period of residency he pursued family therapy at The Nathan Ackerman Family Institute and completed a 2 year course, learning from Dr. Ackerman and Dr. Don Block.

During 1965-1966, Dr. Kim began a private psychotherapy practice in Brooklyn, subsequently moving his practice to Manhattan in 1967.

In 1968 he began residing in Rockland County and started practicing part-time in Pearl River, N.Y.

He had one year credit of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training from The Brooklyn Psychiatric Centers in 1963-1964

Specialty areas in Private Practice:

Primary interest was in psychoanalysis, with a secondary interest in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Dr. Kim is board certified in adult psychiatry, and specialized in general hospital psychiatry from 1973-1997, at which time he retired from half-time general hospital psychiatric unit work.

Concurrent with his private practice, Dr. Kim provided psychiatric consulting to public schools in Rockland and Westchester Counties in NY, as well as for schools in Bergen County, NJ.

Dr. Hae Kim’s special areas of interest include:

  • Long-term psychotherapy with several patients receiving treatment over a span of 30-50 years.
  • Family Therapy in conjunction with Child and Adolescent treatment
  • Cross-cultural clients and families that include inter-marriage by race, religion, nationality, etc.
  • Particular interests in treatment failures and consulting work for treatment involving combinations of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy
  • Special interests in psychopharmacology related to cross-cultural perspectives and medication choices

Dr. Hae Kim currently operates a limited-time practice in Manhattan and accepts fees for service clients only.

Dr. Hae Kim currently specializes in couples and family therapy.
If you feel stuck in your family relationships and are interested in receiving treatment, please call or write to Dr. Kim.