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About Me

I am gentle, open-minded, and empathetic, and see the quality of the patient-doctor relationship as a critical part of effective treatment. I have a breadth of knowledge from over 40 years of clinical experience, and eclectic training in the state-of-the-art in pharmacology, various forms of psychotherapy, and both Eastern and Western complementary healing modalities.

Curriculum Vitae

Present positions

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University California San Francisco

Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Touro University, Vallejo, CA

Staff Psychiatrist, Napa State Hospital, Napa, CA

Staff Psychiatrist Canyon Manor, Novato, CA

Psychopharmacology Advisor to California Department of State Hospitals



American Psychiatric Association, Distinguished Life Fellow (DLFAPA)

North California Psychiatric Society

Expertise and Interest Areas

Treatment Resistant Psychopharmacotherapy

Bipolar Disorders

Holotropic Breathwork

Ketamine and Psychedelic Psychotherapy

Jungian Dream Analysis

Spiritual Emergency

Expressive Arts therapy

Ericksonian Hypnosis

Mindfulness and Transcendental Meditation, Sudarshan Kriya

Cognitive and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

EMDR, Vagal Nerve Stimulation

Ayurvedic Medicine (panchakarma, pulse diagnosis, diet, herbs, Jyotish)

Board Certifications              

1980                        American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

2005                        American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry

2011                        American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine

Medical Training

1974                        St. Louis University School of Medicine - M.D.

1978                        Washington University - Psychiatry Residency

Selected Publications:

  1. Eyerman, JD.  Case Report of a Twenty-Six Year Old Mentally Retarded Girl Practicing the Transcendental Meditation Program, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 42(1):  36-36, 1980. PDF.

  2. Brewerton TB, Eyerman, JD., Cappetta P, Mithoefer MC. Long-Term Abstinence Following Holotropic Breathwork as     Adjunctive Treatment of Substance Use Disorders and Related Psychiatric Comorbidity. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 453-459, 2012. PDF.

  3. Eyerman, JD. A Clinical Report of Holotropic Breathwork in 11,000 Psychiatric Inpatients in a Community Hospital Setting, MAPS Bulletin, Spring, Psychedelics in Psychology and Psychiatry, pp 24-27, 2013. PDF.

  4. Eyerman, J.  Magdalenian Grottes, Kalahari San People, and a Contemporary Integrative Psychiatric Approach. Northern California Psychiatric Society Newsletter, 2013. PDF.

  5. Eyerman, J. Holotropic Breathwork: Models of Mechanism of Action. Journal of Transpersonal Research, 2014. PDF.

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