Dr. Zlutnick earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Utah in 1972, his M.A. degree in clinical psychology from Western Michigan University in 1968, and his B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Missouri in 1966. He currently serves as Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of San Francisco and is a California licensed clinical psychologist. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, pain management, clinical behavior analysis, experimental analysis of behavior, iatrogenic Issues in health care, behavioral self-control, child & parent therapy, and integrating behavior therapy with other modalities. He is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and books.
Dr. Zlutnick served as Instructor of Psychiatry 1972-1975, as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry 1975-1978, and as Associate Professor of Psychiatry with tenure 1979-1980 at the College of Medicine of the University of Utah. He was also Director of Training and Evaluation 1975-1979, Director of the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Pain Clinic 1975-1979, and Director of the Division of Psychology 1977-1979 for the College of Medicine of the University of Utah. He served as Director of the Behavioral Medicine Pain and Stress Clinic for the California Pacific Medical Center 1979-1982, where he continues as a member of their Allied Clinical Staff. He served as Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology 1979-1982, as Professor of Counseling Psychology with tenure 1982-present, and as Chairman of the Department 1988-1994 and 2001-2006. He also served as Director of the Behavioral Medicine & Therapy Institute of San Francisco 1980-2006, as Director of the Behavior Therapy Center 2006-present, and as President of the Children’s Learning Center 1998-present.