Dr. Ullman received his B.S. degree from the College of the City of New York in 1935, and was graduated from the New York University College of Medicine in 1938. Following the completion of his training in neurology and psychiatry, he served as a captain in the army medical corps from 1942 to 1945. He entered private practice in 1946 after returning from military service. He completed his psychoanalytic training at the New York Medical College where he served on the psychoanalytic faculty for twelve years, starting in 1950.
In 1961 he left private practice to head a Department of Psychiatry at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York City. He was engaged in psychosomatic research in dermatology at the Skin and Cancer Unit of Bellevue Hospital in the sixties, and was associated with the Bellevue Stroke Study over a period of four years. His interest in preventive psychiatry led to the opening in 1967 of one of the first fully operational community mental health centers in New York City. He also initiated one of the first sleep laboratories in New York City at Maimonides Medical Center in 1961, a laboratory devoted to the experimental study of dreams and telepathy. He resigned in 1974 and, since then, has been engaged in extending dream work into the community.
Dr. Ullman was the former Director of the Division of Parapsychology and Psychophysics at the Maimonides Medical Center. He is past president of the American Society for Psychical Research, past president of the Gardner Murphy Research Institute, past president of the Society of Medical Psychoanalysts, past president of the Parapsychological Association, a Charter Fellow of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He was formerly consultant in Mental Health at Skidmore College and Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of the New York Downstate Medical Center. He is currently Clinical Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University.
In recent years Dr. Ullman has been in the forefront of the movement to stimulate interest by the public in dreams and to encourage group work with dreams. Working with a small group process that he felt was both safe and effective, he has spent the past two decades applying it and training others in its use both here and abroad, especially in Sweden where there is now an organization, Drömgruppsforum (The Dream Group Forum), devoted to training others in this approach.
Dr. Ullman is the author of over eighty scientific publications, author of Behavioral Changes in Patients with Strokes (C. Thomas), co-author of Dream Telepathy (McFarland), Working with Dreams (J.P. Tarcher, Inc.), co-editor of The Variety of Dream Experience (2nd Edition, State University of New York Press), co-editor of the Handbook of States of Consciousness (Van Nostrand Reinhold) and author of Appreciating Dreams (Sage).
Dr. Ullman's address:
55 Orlando Avenue
Ardsley, N.Y. 10502
phone 914 6930156
fax & phone 914 6933942