How We Serve the Homeless

This outstanding brief video gives a glimpse of the community we work in at St Vincent de Paul Village:


New commercial for St Vincent de Paul Village!

We think this great commercial for Father Joe's Villages really captures the spirit of this great organization that our residents and faculty are privileged to partner with! Check it out here.


Check out the January 2013 Combined Program Newsletter!

Happy New Year! Our January newsletter is packed with some great combined resident photos, a reflection from our co-chief Kristy Lamb on "new beginnings," and an awesome Q&A with UCSD Combined alumna Dr. Julie Le (2008)! We invite you to check it out here.


Congratulations to Drs. Kristy Lamb and Kai MacDonald on their recent publications!

Two members of our "combined family" with particular interests in attachment and dynamic psychotherapy have recently published two papers on the role of oxytocin and attachment in the psychotherapeutic relationship. Current combined chief resident Dr. Kristy Lamb has been working with her mentor, UCSD Combined program alum Dr. Kai MacDonald, for the past 3 years. Dr. MacDonald has an active psychotherapy practice in San Diego and remains a volunteer faculty member in the UCSD Department of Psychiatry, as well as conducting research on the role of attachment in the psychotherapeutic relationship.

Drs. Lamb and MacDonald recently published their work in the Ad hoc Bulletin of Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy:

MacDonald K, Lamb K. Oxytocin, the Brain's Bassoon: Sex, Ties, and Videotapes. Ad hoc Bulletin of Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. 2012 Oct: 16(2): 7-26.

MacDonald K, Lamb K. The Brain's Bassoon: A review of oxytocin and the dance of attachment. Ad hoc Bulletin of Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. 2012 Apr: 16(1): 5-27.


San Diego’s Homeless Population Third in Nation

San Diego has the third largest homeless population among U.S. cities, behind only New York and Los Angeles. Annual survey data also demonstrates that the homeless population in San Diego has grown in recent years. About 25% of that population is chronically homeless. These data confirm what our combined residents and faculty already know from our front-line experience: for the past few years we have been serving more people, with fewer resources. This highlights the need for innovative programs that have been shown to be effective for reducing homelessness, such as supportive housing and housing-first intervention programs. Read the full article here: