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Patricia Hoffman Judd Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry

University of California, San Diego

Dr. Judd is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCSD School of Medicine. She is Director of the UCSD Co-occurring Disorders (Substance Abuse and other Mental Disorders) Integrated Treatment and Research Program, Director of Clinical Training for Allied Mental Health Professionals at the UCSD Outpatient Psychiatric Service, and Director of the UCSD Attachment Institute.

Dr. Judd’s research focuses on cognitive functioning in patients with borderline personality disorder. She also studies characteristics of clients with co-occurring substance abuse and other mental disorders and what factors contribute to treatment outcome. Dr. Judd is a frequent lecturer on these topics. In addition to journal publications, she is the author of the book, A Developmental Model of Borderline Personality Disorder, Understanding Variations in Course and Outcome.

Awards and Credentials

  1. Teaching Excellence Award; UCSD Psychology Internship, 2008
  2. Honoree: 3rd Annual San Diego Mental Health Association and A New Path “It Takes a Community” Event, 2002
  3. Health Hero Award -- San Diego Combined Health Agencies (CHAD) 8TH Annual Heroes Awards, 2002
  4. UCSD Mental Health Person of the Year Honoree -- 15th Annual San Diego County Mental Health Recognition Program, 2001

Recommended Reading List

  • Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder Mentalization Based Treatment. Bateman, A. et al. (2004). Oxford.
  • Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders, (2nd Ed.). Beck, A.T., et al. (2004). Guilford.
  • Interpersonal Diagnosis and Treatment of Personality Disorders, (2nd Ed.). Benjamin, L.S. (2003). Guilford.

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    Drew Westen, Ph.D.

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    Dr. Westen received his B.A. at Harvard University, an M.A. in Social and Political Thought at the University of Sussex (England), and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan, where he subsequently taught for six years. For several years he was Chief Psychologist at Cambridge Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. His major areas of research are personality disorders, eating disorders, psychotherapy effectiveness, adolescent psychopathology, political psychology, and the interface of psychodynamics and neuroscience.

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    Keith Humphreys, Ph.D.

    Professor of Psychiatry

    Stanford University School of Medicine

    Dr. Humphreys is a Professor of Psychiatry and a Senior Research Career Scientist in the Department of Veterans Affairs. He studies treatments and self-help programs for substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. In addition to his scientific projects, he is actively involved in teaching addiction prevention and treatment methods to medical students, psychiatric residents, and clinical psychology interns.

    Dr. Humphreys has been extensively involved in U.S. policy making in the areas of mental illness and addiction, and has also been a consultant to science and human service agencies in Spain, Bulgaria, Iraq, Ireland, Canada, and South Africa.

    Awards and Credentials

    1. Member, National Advisory Council, U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2007-2011
    2. Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in the Public Interest, American Psychological Association, 2009
    3. Member, White House Advisory Commission on Drug-Free Communities, 2006-2007
    4. Fellow, Society for Community Research and Action, 2001

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    • Alcohol: The Ambiguous Molecule. Edwards, G. (2004). Penguin.
    • Matters of Substance: Drugs, and Why Everyone Is a User. Edwards, G. (2005). St.Martin’s Press.
    • Circles of Recovery: Self-Help Organisations for Addictions. Humphreys, K. (2004). Cambridge.
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    George Vaillant, M.D.

    Professor of Psychiatry

    Harvard Medical School

    Dr. Vaillant is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has spent his research career charting adult development and the recovery process of schizophrenia, heroin addiction, alcoholism, and personality disorder. He has spent the last 35 years as Director of the Study of Adult Development at the Harvard University Health Service. The study has followed the lives of 824 men and women for almost 70 years.

    A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Vaillant did his residency at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and completed his psychoanalytic training at the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute. He has been a Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and is a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists. He has been an invited speaker and consultant for seminars and workshops throughout the world. A major focus of his work in the past has been individual adult development; more recently he has been interested in positive emotions and their relationship to community development. He is a past Class A trustee of Alcoholics Anonymous and is currently on the Steering Committee of Positive Psychology. His published works include Adaptation to Life, 1977, The Wisdom of The Ego, 1993, The Natural History of Alcoholism-Revisited, 1995, and Aging Well, 2002. His most recent book is on the positive emotions, Spiritual Evolution, published in 2008.

    Awards and Credentials

    1. Foundations Fund Prize for Research in Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association
    2. Strecker Award from the Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital
    3. Jellinek Award for Research in Alcoholism
    4. The Distinguished Service Award from the American Psychiatric Association

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    • Spiritual Evolution. Vaillant, G.E. (2008). Broadway Books.
    • The Great Transformation. Armstrong, K. (2006). New York: Knopf.
    • Looking for Spinoza. Damasio, A. (2003). Harcourt.