Philip E Wolfson, MD

Philip E Wolfson, MD is a board certified Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist.  He achieved his BA from Brandeis University in 1964 and his mD from New York University School of Medicine in 1968.  He is licensed to practice medicine in California and Washington, DC. Licensed to practice medicine in California and Washington, DC.  He began practicing psychotherapy in 1966 and psychiatry in 1972.  He has extensive post-graduate training in family systems theory and practice, group psychotherapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, CBT. Extensive experience in Forensic psychiatry-as psychiatric consultant and expert witness in complex cases where psychiatric expertise is necessary; workers comp including AME; sodium amytal interviewing.  He directed an alternative hospital for psychiatric care in the public sector with focus on family support, process work and alternatives to medication — Laingian in orientation and non-pathologizing. He is a founding member of SEN, the Spiritual Emergency Network; he has taught in three Bay Area graduate schools in psychology, formerly Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF.  Dr. Wolfson is a practiced MDMA (Ecstasy) psychotherapy in legal period and published on its use in psychotherapy. He is also a founding Member of Heffter Research Institute, principle Investigator—MAPS sponsored MDMA and Life Threatening Illness Study, Writer of numerous articles on Buddhism, Psychedelics, Spirituality, Progressive Politics, Violence.  He has been a Vajrayana Buddhist practitioner and am involved in the development of Secular Buddhism.  Previously he ran an R&D nutricutical company Phytos and wrote and had issued 5 patents in herbal medicine. He has extensive experience in complementary medicine. He is the Founder and Director of Energy Focus, Inc (EFOI) the largest developer and manufacturer of fiberoptic lighting and a main force company in developing energy efficient green lighting solutions.