David Kopacz, MD, Psychiatry, Seattle, WA

DavidRaymondKopaczMD

Psychiatry Seattle, WA

Integrative Psychiatry

Primary Care Mental Health Integration (Seattle VA), Whole Health Education Champion (VA Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation) Assistant Professor (University of Washington)

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Summary

  • I am boarded through the American Board of Neurology & Psychiatry, the American Board of Integrative & Holistic Medicine, and the American Board of Integrative Medicine. I have worked in a number of different clinical settings in the US and New Zealand, including mental health primary care, psychiatric rehabilitation, assertive community outreach, community mental health, private practice, multi-specialty group practice, academic and VA.

    I currently work in Primary Care Mental Health Integration at Seattle VA, I have a 0.2 appointment as a Whole Health Education Champion with the national VA Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation, and I am an Assistant Professor at University of Washington.

    I only work clinically with veterans enrolled through Seattle VA.

    I am the author of three books.
    1) Re-humanizing Medicine: A Holistic Framework for Transforming Your Self, Your Practice, and the Culture of Medicine was released 2014.

    2) Walking the Medicine Wheel: Healing Trauma & PTSD, was co-authored with Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow), published 2016 and has been translated into Vietnamese.

    3) Becoming Medicine: Pathways of Initiation into a Living Spirituality (2020) co-authored with Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow).

Education & Training

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at ChicagoResidency, Psychiatry, 1993 - 1997
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at ChicagoInternship, Preliminary Year, 1993 - 1994
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
    University of Illinois College of MedicineClass of 1993
  • University of Illinois
    University of IllinoisBS, Psychology, 1985 - 1989

Certifications & Licensure

  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 2013 - 2021
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1993 - 2011
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry
  • American Board of Integrative & Holistic MedicineABIHM

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Developmental Services Center Special Recognition Award 2008
  • Golden Apple Teaching Award, Psychiatry Department University of Nebraska, 1998
  • Merton Gill Case Study Award University of Illinois, Chicago, 1997
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Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • Medical students and AIDS: Knowledge, attitudes and implications for education  
    Kopacz, D., Klamen, D., & Grossman, L., Health, Education & Research, 1/1/1999
  • Medical student homophobia  
    Klamen, D., Grossman, L., & Kopacz, D., Journal of Homosexuality, 1/1/1999
  • A diagnostic puzzle: stress, trauma, and chronic illness  
    Kopacz, D., Anderson, J., The Trauma and Illness Newsletter, 5/1/1997
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Collaborative Poetry Writing: Reaching Through Trauma & Psychosis to Connect to the Whole Person
    Kopacz, D, American Holistic Medical Association, Minneapolis, MN, 9/18/2014
  • "Poetry and Medicine." Paper Presentation
    Petzel, J., Coleman, R., Kopacz, D., Creighton-University of Nebraska Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, 4/1/1999
  • Learning to Save the Self: Samuel Shem's Portrayal of Trauma and Medical Education. Paper Presentation
    Kopacz, D, Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Washington, DC, 11/1/1998
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Lectures

  • Whole Health Lunch & Learn Lecture Series (4 lectures) with Leila Kozak, PhD 
    Seattle VA - 10/9/2014
  • The Hero’s Journey 
    Seattle VA - 8/1/2014
  • Exploring Mental Health with Yoga 
    Buchanan Rehabilitation Centre, Auckland, New Zealand - 11/1/2013
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Other

Authored Content

  • Walking the Medicine Wheel: Healing Trauma & PTSD translated into VietnameseApril 2019

Press Mentions

  • The 7 Strategies of Highly Effective People Facing the COVID-19 Pandemic
    The 7 Strategies of Highly Effective People Facing the COVID-19 PandemicApril 11, 2020 09:24