RUTH K. 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
PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:
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.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Licensed Psychologist, January, 1980
California License PSY 6317
California State Community College,
Teaching Certificate, June, 1979
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS:
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.