Ken Mazey PhD

In addition to his private practice based in Los Angeles, Ken Mazey, PhD, serves as a lecturer and consultant at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Prior to establishing his career as a psychologist, Ken Mazey, PhD, earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. After obtaining his Master's degree in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego, he pursued doctoral studies in Social-Clinical Psychology. He received his doctorate in 1982 from The Wright Institute.

Dr. Mazey has worked as a clinical psychologist in multiple practices within California. In addition to being the Chief Psychologist at his private practice, Kenneth A. Mazey, Ph.D. & Associates, he works within the UCLA School of Dentistry's Division of Public Health and Community Dentistry.

A lecturer at UCLA for the past seven years, he has also been functioning as Assistant Researcher within the institution's School of Dentistry since 2007. He also served previously as the Director of Psychological Services at the School of Dentistry's Center for Health Sciences. In his current position at the university, Dr. Mazey conducts an Honors Collegium Program seminar titled The Psychology of Fear, and he has also been a guest lecturer for a graduate seminar in the School of Oral Biology called Ethical Decision-Making in Medicine. Dr. Mazey highlights how fear, anxiety, and certain defense mechanisms, such as denial and intellectualization, often undermine ethical judgment.

Outside of his professional work, Ken Mazey, PhD, enjoys traveling and engaging in outdoor activities such as cycling and mountain hiking. As someone who appreciates the environment, he supports organizations such as the Environmental Defense Fund, Greenpeace, and The Nature Conservancy.