Ruth Wetherford, Ph.D.

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RUTH K. WETHERFORD, Ph.D.
220 Montgomery St., Suite 400
San Francisco, CA  94104
415/397-2282


EDUCATION:
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:
CLINICAL:
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.

TEACHING:
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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
American Psychological Association
California Psychological Association
San Francisco Psychological Association

PUBLICATIONS:
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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