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Dr. James Whitman is a psychiatrist at a major LA facility who shakes things up with newer techniques, like group therapy. Dr. Altman is his sometime mentor who helps him evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment.
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Roy Thinnes ... Dr. James Whitman (7 episodes, 1970-1971)

Series Directed by
Steven Spielberg (2 episodes, 1971)
Series Writing credits
Jerrold Freedman (1 episode, 1970)
Richard Levinson (1 episode, 1970)
William Link (1 episode, 1970)
T.Y. Drake (1 episode, 1971)
Bo May (1 episode, 1971)
Jack Morse (1 episode, 1971)

Series Produced by
Jerrold Freedman .... producer (2 episodes, 1971)
Series Original Music by
Gil Melle (3 episodes, 1971)
Series Cinematography by
Lloyd Ahern (2 episodes, 1971)
Series Film Editing by
Robert F. Shugrue (1 episode, 1970)
Series Art Direction by
William D. DeCinces (1 episode, 1970)

Joe Alves (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. (1 episode, 1970)
Joseph Reith (1 episode, 1970)
Series Costume Design by
Bill Hargate (1 episode, 1970)
Series Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1970)
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1970)
Don Marando .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1971)
Series Production Management
Paul Cameron .... unit manager (1 episode, 1970)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Bowles .... assistant director (1 episode, 1970)
Series Sound Department
Burdick S. Trask .... sound (1 episode, 1970)
Series Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Glenn Roland .... director of photography: second unit (6 episodes, 1971)
Series Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor (1 episode, 1970)
Robert Brower .... color coordinator (1 episode, 1970)
Series Music Department
Gil Melle .... composer: theme music (7 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Other crew
Jerrold Freedman .... production consultant (1 episode, 1970)
Richard Green .... technical advisor (1 episode, 1970)
Jack Laird .... story consultant (1 episode, 1970)

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60 min (6 episodes)
Color (Technicolor)
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During the 1970-1971 television series, "Four-In-One" (1970), rotated four separate shows: Rod Serling's "Night Gallery" (1969), "McCloud" (1970), "San Francisco International Airport" (1970) and "The Psychiatrist" (1970). "Night Gallery" and "McCloud" were renewed for the 1971-1972 season, with "McCloud" becoming the most popular and longest running. Only six episodes of "San Francisco International Airport" (1970) and "The Psychiatrist" (1970) were ever produced.See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Splendid series, 27 January 2009
Author: artzau from Sacramento, CA

As one who's familiar with psychiatry and the psychiatric interview, I remember seeing this short-live by excellent series with Roy Thinnes back in the days when TV was actually presenting some good theater, instead of parading a queue of wannabe pop artists or "reality" based jamokes in outlandish situations. Thinnes was excellent as the psychiatrist and the writing and directing was likewise superb. The plot lines of the stories had substance and dealt with real issues, like death, hopelessness and the feeling of irrelevant. Interestingly enough too, the interventions were completely consistent with what a psychiatrist would do and devoid of overly dramatic whiz-bang cures. I could moan all day about the departure of thoughtful drama from TV but I'll just suggest that you keep your eye peeled and if this little series ever pops up on your screen, watch it. You'll be glad you did.

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