Mark L. Ruffalo, L.C.S.W., is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in Tampa. He has a solo, independent private practice of psychotherapy and is an affiliate assistant professor of psychiatry and an adjunct instructor of social work at the University of South Florida. He also serves as a voluntary associate professor of psychiatry at Centerstone Hospital and on staff at Brandon Regional Hospital. He is licensed to practice psychotherapy in the state of Florida.

Born and raised in the northeastern U.S., Mark completed his academic and clinical training at the University of Pittsburgh and its affiliated hospital system. As an intern and staff psychotherapist at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic—one of the largest and most renowned university-affiliated psychiatric hospitals in the country—Mark had the opportunity to work alongside some of the leading figures in the field of psychiatry, including authorities tasked with the revision of the psychiatric diagnostic system. He maintained personal contact with the pioneering psychiatrist Thomas S. Szasz, M.D., eventually following in Dr. Szasz's footsteps to train at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis. He maintained a private practice of psychotherapy in New Bern, North Carolina, and served on staff at CarolinaEast Medical Center before moving to Florida to join the University of South Florida Department of Psychiatry and establish his current private office in Tampa. He has authored academic papers on the conceptualization and treatment of mental illness and is a member of several professional organizations within the field.

Mark maintains a balance between his clinical and academic work which at present consists of the teaching and supervision of psychiatry and social work trainees, academic writing, emergency psychiatry, and the private practice of psychotherapy. He is actively involved in various professional pursuits relating to psychiatry, psychiatric social work, and psychoanalysis, and has served as membership chair of the Academy for the Psychoanalytic Arts. His interests include contractual psychoanalysis, the conceptualization of mental illness, and the broader social context of psychiatric diagnosis and classification. He is a contributor to the websites of Psych Central and Mad in America.

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