Dr. Lothstein received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Comparative Literature from Queens College, City University of New York in 1964. He then did graduate work in Philosophy at Columbia University, New York where he received his M.A. in 1968.

After teaching in college, Dr. Lothstein completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Duke University in 1972. As part of his training Dr. Lothstein did a clinical internship at Duke University in Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology (1969-1970). Upon completion of the Ph.D. Dr. Lothstein took a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Adolescent Psychology at Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital (1971-1973). He then assumed a clinical teaching position at Case Western Reserve University and Medical School (1973-1986) where he became a tenured Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry. 

In 1986, Dr. Lothstein moved to Hartford, Connecticut to Direct the Psychology Department at The Institute of Living. In 1994, Dr. Lothstein assumed primary responsibilities for Directing the Department of Psychology, Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital’s Mental Health Network, overseeing the training program in Clinical Psychology and maintaining a clinical practice in the hospital. His specialty areas are in Human Sexuality, group therapy and theory, treating the impaired professional and clergy, and clinical research. He has published one book and approximately 100 book chapters, journal articles, reviews, abstracts, and has presented over 200 talks and workshops throughout the country and abroad.

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