Ruth Wetherford, Ph.D.


220 Montgomery St., Suite 400
San Francisco, CA  94104

B.A.   1969 Louisiana State University; Psychology, cum laude
M.A.  1974 University of Houston; Clinical Psychology
Ph.D. 1977 University of Houston; Clinical Psychology

1980-present:  Private practice in psychotherapy and consultation.  San Francisco, CA.  Full-time since 1984.

1983-1986:  Consultant in family therapy, East Bay Clinic for Psychotherapy, Oakland, CA, and the Jewish Family Services, San Mateo, CA.

1979-1984:  Staff Psychologist, Tenderloin Family Program, Northeast Community Mental Health District,
San Francisco, CA.  Half-time.
Community outreach psychological services to children and families in Tenderloin and South of Market neighborhoods.

9/77-8/78:  Postdoctoral Fellow in Family Therapy, Texas Family Therapy Consortium (Baylor College of Medicine; University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston;  Children’s Mental Health Services; Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences; The Marriage and Family Clinic), Houston, Texas.  Full-time.  Therapy caseload of twenty families per week in in-patient, outpatient, and community outreach settings.

2/75-7/77:  Associate Coordinator, Birth-to-Three Project, Children’s Mental Health Services, Houston, Texas (A Department of Health, Education and Welfare demonstration project to provide preventive
services to high-risk infants and their families).  Project evaluation and dissemination;  direct services to project clients.

9/73-8/74:  Clinical Psychology Intern, Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences, Houston, Texas.  Full-time.  Individual and group psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults in inpatient and outpatient settings.

9/71-10-72:  Counselor, Drug Abuse Clinic, Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences, Houston, Texas.  Half-time.  Individual and group psychotherapy with adult and adolescent multiple drug abusers, parent groups.

1985-1999:  Adjunct Faculty, California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda, CA.  Course instruction in Family Therapy and Interviewing and Observation Skills.

1979-1985:  Assistant Professor, California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley, CA.  Half-time.  Course instruction, dissertation committees, Chair of Committee for Protection of Human Subjects in Psychological Research, field placement liaison.

1989-1997:  Instructor of graduate-level courses at the Professional School of Psychology, Antioch University, and the University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

1971-1975:  Instructor, University of Houston, Psychology Department.
Undergraduate courses in introductory and child psychology, statistics, learning, and personality theory.

Licensed Psychologist, January, 1980
California License PSY 6317

California State Community College,
Teaching Certificate, June, 1979

Louisiana State University:
Dean’s List 1965-69
Phi Kappa Phi 1969
Paul C. Young Outstanding Undergraduate
in Psychology Award 1969

University of Houston:
National Institute of Mental Health Fellow 1969-72

American Psychological Association
California Psychological Association
San Francisco Psychological Association

1979 – Infant attachments: first loves.  In Reading about Psychology And You.  Margaret Matthaei, Ed.  Scott, Foresman & Co.: Glenview, Illinois.

1977 – Emily:  A Film about Childbirth.  Produced by Rice University and selected by the APA Committee on Film for presentation at the APA Convention, Toronto, 1978.

1978 – Two-Way Streets:  A Film about Early Childhood.  Produced by Rice University and Children’s Mental Health Services, Houston, Texas.

Numerous professional presentations in the Bay Area.

References provided upon request.

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