David J. Miklowitz

Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

Professor in Residence


Dr. David Miklowitz is Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute, and a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University.

Dr. Miklowitz’s research focuses on family environmental factors and psychoeducational treatments for children and adults with bipolar disorder. His work has helped establish the effectiveness of psychosocial interventions in the treatment of bipolar disorder.

Dr. Miklowitz has published over 250 research articles and 8 books and has received numerous awards for his research and writings. His book co-written with Michael J. Goldstein, Bipolar Disorder: A Family-Focused Treatment Approach, won the 1998 Outstanding Research Publication Award from the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy. His book The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide (now in its second edition) is an international bestseller. His most recent book written with psychiatrist Michael Gitlin, Clinician’s Guide to Bipolar Disorder, gives clinicians essential strategies for managing the complexities of bipolar disorder and tailoring treatment to each patient’s changing needs.

Education and Training


Brandeis University, Psychology (1979)


University of California Los Angeles, Clinical Psychology (1981)


UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital


University of California Los Angeles, Clinical Psychology (1985)


University of California Los Angeles

“AIM for Mental Health is poised to play a critical role in the next generation of research in childhood psychiatric disorders.”

David J. MiklowitzUCLA, Semel Institute