Mark Zaslav, Ph.D.​


Dr. Mark Zaslav is a clinical psychologist with a practice in Corte Madera, CA in Marin County.  In addition to a psychotherapy practice, he has a very busy and active practice in forensic psychology, testifying and consulting with attorneys throughout California.

Dr. Zaslav earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1975 and completed a clinical internship at the Milwaukee Mental Health Center.  During a nearly 30-year career as a VA psychologist, Dr. Zaslav was a Psychology Training Director, Clinical Team Leader, as well as a faculty member for 3 Medical Schools.  He finished his VA career at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, where he served as Director of Psychology Training, helping train and mentor predoctoral internship students and establishing an APA accredited Post-Doctoral Training Program with dual emphasis in Trauma and Addiction.  At the San Francisco VA, he also served as Chief of the Substance Use/Posttraumatic Stress Team (SUPT).

Dr. Zaslav earned a Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders issued by the Board of Governors of the American Psychological Association College of Professional Psychology in 1996.


At UCSF, as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, he worked and taught classes with Dr. Mardi Horowitz, developing a scholarly interest in theory and research about the self-conscious emotion of shame in particular.  He has had a number of papers on PTSD, substance abuse, and psychotherapy published in peer-reviewed psychiatric journals, including the 1998 paper Shame-Related States of Mind in Psychotherapy.  He has continued to write blogs and articles and present seminars about the particular ways that shame-related vulnerabilities relate to mental health problems and treatment.


Since his retirement from the VA in 2003, he has continued his private psychotherapy practice and his consultation with attorneys as a forensic psychologist.  

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