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Stephen Ruffins, PhD
Doctoral Faculty - School of Psychology
New York, NY
PhD, Clinical Psychology
University of Michigan (APA Approved), 1988
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology
Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, MA, 1988-1992
Areas of Instruction
Scholarly & Professional Interests
Honors and Awards
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Full Curriculum Vitae
Areas of Instruction:
Serious Mental Illness and Psychosis
Parent-Infant Mental Health
Group Process and Organizational Development
Thematic Apperception Test
The Psychological Assessment of Object Relations and Social Cognition
Scholarly & Professional Interests:
Mother-Infant Behavioral Interaction and Attachment
Object Relations: Development and Psychopathology
Psychological Assessment (Serious Mental Illness, Child and Family Assessment in Families Under Stress)
Group Process and Organizational Development in Non-Profit Organizations
The Management of Similarity, Difference, and Diversity in Organizational Life
Psychotherapy Supervision and Case Consultation
American Psychological Association (39)
Lacanian Clinical Forum
Rapaport-Klein Study Group
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Honors and Awards:
1987-1988: University of Michigan Research Fellowship Award
1983-1987: University of Michigan Merit Fellowship
1981-1982: Fellow, Columbia University, The Charles E. Revson Fellows Program on the Future of the City of New York
Hager-Budney, M., Beebe, B., Jaffe, J., & Ruffins, S. (in press). Maternal choice to breast-feed, object relations, and postpartum depression.
Infant Behavior and Development
Ruffins, S. (2005, April).
Fight club: Group identity and journeys to the self
. Paper presented at the Lesley University/Boston Institute of Psychotherapy Film Series.
Ruffins, S. (2004, April).
The unspoken: The issues of race, gender, class, culture and organizational role in the trauma of survivors of September 11
. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Philadelphia Group Psychotherapy Association.
Ruffins, S. (2001).
Mother-infant attachment: Ethological mechanism, psychological disposition or cultural artifact
. Invited paper presented at the first meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis in China, Beijing, China.
Doctoral Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.
Other Professional Activities:
2002-present: Co-Principal Investigator,
Parenting in Times of Stress
, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA.
2001-2002: Consulting Psychologist, Housingworks, New York, NY.
1999-2002: Consulting Psychologist, Inwood House, New York, NY.
2001: Consulting Psychologist, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York, NY.
1984-1988: University of Michigan Psychological Clinic and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital (APA Approved).
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