William Thetford, Ph.D.
Dr. William Thetford was a tenured Professor of Medical Psychology at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons and Director of the Psychology Department at the Presbyterian Hospital in New York City for whom Dr. Schucman worked.
As her trusted friend and colleague also, Dr. Thetford assisted and supported Dr. Schucman throughout the Course's scribing, including the events that led up to it.
A vital participant, Dr. Thetford acted as transcriber throughout the entire process by typing the material from the scribed notes that Dr. Schucman had taken down and would dictate to him almost daily.
Dr. Thetford took early retirement from Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons in 1978. He moved then to Tiburon, California where he served as a Consultant Medical Specialist in Family Medicine at Travis Air Force Base and as a Director of The Center for Attitudinal Healing in Tiburon. Dr. Thetford co-edited "Choose Once Again" selections from the Course. He also made recordings of his favorite sections of the Course with Dr. Gerald G. Jampolsky. He relocated to La Jolla, California in 1986 and died on July 4, 1988 on a trip to Tiburon.