William Goldstein, 63

Psychiatrist, author

November 17, 2006

Dr. William M. Goldstein, a psychiatrist who taught and wrote about his field, died of cancer yesterday at his Rockville home. He was 63.

Born in Baltimore and raised in the Howard Park neighborhood, he was a 1960 graduate of City College and earned a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College in Ohio. He was a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Goldstein, who practiced in Chevy Chase for many years, joined the faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1975 and taught its psychiatric residents the principles of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

At his death, he was an associate professor at George Washington University Medical Center.

He wrote A Primer for Beginning Psychotherapy and Introduction to Borderline Conditions, a text that examined patients who fall between being neurotic and schizophrenic.

He was co-director of the extension division and director of adult psychotherapy training of the Baltimore-Washington Center for Psychoanalysis.

Dr. Goldstein recently won the Edith Sabshen Award for teaching excellence from the American Psychoanalytic Association. Family members said he enjoyed food, wine, beer and bird-watching.

He also collected art.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Sol Levinson & Brothers, 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, the former Karin Zinberg, a clinical social worker; a son, Matthew Goldstein of San Francisco; a daughter, Lauren Goldstein of Los Angeles; and his mother, Gladys Goldstein of Baltimore.

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