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graduate: Faculty

Tom Wooldridge, PsyD
Titles:
  • Department Chair, Psychology
  • Assistant Professor, Psychology
Department:
Business
  • 415-442-6618

Tom Wooldridge, Psy.D. is a Chair and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Golden Gate University, where he teaches courses in counseling skills, family therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. 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. Tom is also a candidate at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. Before joining the core faculty at Golden Gate University, Tom completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s 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

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Wooldridge, T., Mok, C., & Chiu, S. (2014). A qualitative content analysis of male participation in pro-ana forums. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 22(2).

  • Mok, C., Wooldridge, T., Christopher, S., Trafton, J., Kimerling, R., & Weaver, C. (2013). Complex trauma and criminality in veterans in recovery from substance abuse. Poster presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Wooldridge, T. & Chiu, S. (2013). A qualitative content analysis of male participation in pro-ana forums. Poster presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

  • Wooldridge, T. & Lytle, P. (2013). An overview of anorexia nervosa in males. In L. Cohn & R. Lemberg (Eds.), Current findings on males with eating disorders (pp. 23 – 33). New York: Routledge.

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