Stephen Ducat, ND, PhD, Class of 1979

Stephen Ducat, ND, PhD, is one of only two NDs in the country licensed as a clinical psychologist. He has now completed a four-year postdoctoral training program from the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. In February, he presented his dissertation, “The Marriage of Psychoanalysis and Integrative Medicine: Shotgun Wedding of Dialectical Synthesis.” Specializing in integrative mental health, Dr. Ducat’s aim is to bring together the best of a relational approach to psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis with a functional and natural medicine orientation to neurochemistry. He believes that by simultaneously attending to how patients metabolize the world psychologically as well as nutritionally, psychiatric conditions can be addressed in the most holistic manner possible. He recently lectured at the March conference of the California Association of Naturopathic Doctors.