Begel, M.D. is a psychiatrist practicing in Santa Monica, California.
Dan is the founding President of the International
Society of Sport Psychiatry (ISSP).
International Society of Sport Psychiatry is an organization
that applies the science and practice of psychiatry to the world
of sports. The organization is ten years old and has over 100
members in various countries around the world. Members come
from both academic and private practice settings. Important
benefits of membership include being part of a regional referral
network, an opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues, a
quarterly newsletter, and periodic member profiles on its web
is the co-editor, with Bob Burton, of Sport
Psychiatry: Theory and Practice (W.W. Norton, 2000).
From Amazon.com the reader can learn that “a review
of Sport Psychiatry in JAMA, (June 21, 2000) stated that Dr.
Begel's "psychodynamic understanding of the athlete is unparalleled."
Dan is married
to a former professional athlete, Kym (Carter) Begel, and they
have two wonderful children, Carter and Marie, age nine. In his
spare time Dan is developing a new business based on a medical
device he has invented.