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Faculty: Tom Wooldridge

Tom Wooldridge, PsyD
Tom Wooldridge, PsyD
Title(s):
Department Chair and Assistant Professor
School:
Business
Campus:
San Francisco
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Tom Wooldridge, Psy.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Golden Gate University, where he teaches courses in counseling skills, family therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and lifespan development. His clinical and research focus is on psychosomatic illnesses, particularly anorexia nervosa in males. Most recently, he published an article on this topic in Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention. In addition, Tom has a small private practice in Berkeley, where he works with individuals, couples, and families. Before joining the core faculty at Golden Gate University, Tom completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Childrens Hospital and Research Center Oakland in the Early Childhood Mental Health Department, where he worked with children and families involved in the child welfare system.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Anorexia nervosa in adolescent males

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy

Family therapy

Cultural competence and cultural humility

EDUCATION

PsyD (psychology), Argosy University, 2011

MA (psychology), Argosy University, 2009

AB (philosophy), Brown University, 2006

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Golden Gate University, faculty

Argosy University / San Francisco Bay Area, adjunct faculty (2012)

Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland: Early Childhood Mental Health Department, Postdoctoral Fellow

National Asian-American Psychology Training Center at RAMS, Inc., Predoctoral Intern

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Wooldridge, T. & Lytle, P. (2012). An overview of anorexia nervosa in males. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 20(5), 368-378.