Adam Brenner, MD, Psychiatry, Dallas, TX, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


Psychiatry Dallas, TX

Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Southwestern Medical School

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  • Adam Brenner M.D is Professor of Psychiatry, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Director of Adult Psychiatry Residency Training, and Vice Chair for Education in Psychiatry. He is a graduate of Emory University, Magna Cum Laude in Philosophy. He attended Harvard Medical School and then completed his psychiatry residency at McLean Hospital. Dr. Brenner’s clinical focus is in treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders with a combination of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. His recent scholarly publications include “Listening: An Underlying Competency in Psychiatry Education” and “Revisiting the Biospsychosocial Formulation: Neuroscience, Social Science and the Patient’s Subjective Experience” both published in Academic Psychiatry. Dr. Brenner has served as Chair of the Psychotherapy Committee of the American Association of Directors of Psychotherapy Residency Training (AADPRT), Program Chair for the 20017 Annual Meeting, and serves on the Steering Committee of AADPRT as Past-President. Among his educational and teaching awards, he has been elected to the University Of Texas Academy of Health Science Educators and also received the University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teacher Award. A graduate of the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute, Dr. Brenner is on the faculty of the Dallas Psychoanalytic Center. Dr. Brenner also serves as Editor-in-Chief for the journal Academic Psychiatry.

Education & Training

  • McLean HospitalResidency, Psychiatry, 1990 - 1994
  • Harvard Medical SchoolClass of 1990
  • Emory UniversityB.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1985

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2006 - 2022
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1991 - 2008
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Elected to membership in The University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine Academy of Health Science Education
  • Texas Super Doctors 2014, 2016-2018
  • Roberts Award for Inspirational Mentorship Association for Academic Psychiatry, 2017
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Teaching Psychiatry Residents about Suicide Loss: Impact of an Educational Program  
    Bahloul HJ, Hanna R, Brenner A, Academic Psychiatry, 3/1/2014
  • Supervising the Tearful Trainee: Opportunities for Professional Growth and Learning  
    Brenner A, Academic Psychiatry, 3/1/2014
  • Availability and Attitudes Towards Correctional Psychiatry Training: Results of a National Survey of Training Directors  
    Fuehrlein BS, Jha MK, Brenner A, and North C, Journal of Behavioral Health Services, 4/1/2013
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • "Job Satisfaction Among Associate Training Directors in Psychiatry: A Bimodal Distribution"
    Melissa Arbuckle, MD, PhD, Sallie DeGolia, MPH, MD, Karin Esposito, MD, PhD, Michael Weinberg, EdD, Adam Brenner, MD, AADPRT Annual Meeting, 3/9/2012
  • Workshop: "Using APA Practice Guidelines in Resident Education"
    Byerly, M and Brenner, A, AADPRT Annual Meeting, 3/14/2008


  • "Public Mental Health Care: Models, Choices, and Opportunities" Speaker and panel moderator 
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - 5/17/2014
  • Grand Rounds: "Recent Developments and Coming Challenges in Psychiatric Education" 
    Terrell State Hospital - 5/6/2014
  • "Using the A-MAP to Assess Psychotherapy Milestone Attainment" 
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  • Why Not in Your Backyard? Attitudes Towards Homelessness. (Op-Ed Essay) 
    Brenner A, Dallas Morning News
  • The Tools We're Born With: Are We Hardwired to be Civil? (Op-Ed Essay) 
    Brenner A, Dallas Morning News

Press Mentions

  • Psychiatric Educators Issue ‘Call to Action’ on Climate Change
    Psychiatric Educators Issue ‘Call to Action’ on Climate ChangeSeptember 4th, 2018

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