William Newton Thetford Professional Vita

Born April 23 1923 in Chicago, IL
to John R. and Mabel  Klien Thetford.

Died July 4, 1988, Tiburon, California
B.A. 1944 DePauw University

Ph. D. 1949 University of Chicago

Post Graduate Work  1951 - 1954 
  Washington School of Psychiatry, 
  Washington, D.C.


    1949 - 1951 Institute Psychosomatic and
        Psychiatric Research,  Research

    1949 - 1951 Michael Reese Hospital,
        Chicago, Teaching Staff.

    1951 - 1954 U.S. Government
        psychologist, Washington D.C.,
        One year (1953) as consultant to
        Foreign Service Institute, Beirut,

    1954 - 1955 Institute of Living, Hartford,
        Conn., Director, Division of Clinical

    1955 - 1957 Cornell University Medical
        College, Assistant Professor of
        Psychology & Chief Psychologist
        "Human ecology study program."

    1958 - 1978 Columbia College of
        Physicians and Surgeons

    1958 - 1971 Associate Professor of
        Medical Psychology

    1958 - 1978 Director, division of clinical
        psychology Columbia-Presbyterian
        Medical Center.

  • 1960 - 1968 Assistant project   director child development program

  • 1971 - 1978 Professor of Medical Psychology Personality theory research project (PAS). 

  • Professional Associations:

        Fellow, American Psychological

        Society of Protective Techniques

        American  Orthopsychiatric Association

        International Council of Psychologists

        American Psychosomatic Society

        American Federation of Clinical Research


        World Association of Mental Health

        American Medical Coalition

        N.Y. Society of Protective Techniques
            (past president)

        Committee on Orthopsychiatry in
        Pediatric Settings

        N.Y. Academy of Scientists

        Congress of Psychology

        Inter-American Psychological Association

        Sigma Xi

        Associate Editor "Journal of Abnormal

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