William Thetford, Ph.D.

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Curriculum Vitae

Education:

A.B., DePauw University, 1944
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1949

Post-Doctoral Training:

Institute for Psychiatric and Psychosomatic Research and Training,
            Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, 1949-1951

Washington School of Psychiatry, 1951-1954

Professional Experience:

Professor of Medical Psychology, College of Physicians and Surgeons,
            Columbia University, 1971-1981

Associate Professor of Medical Psychology, College of Physicians and Surgeons,
            Columbia University, 1958-1971; Department of Psychology,
            Columbia University, 1966-1970

Director, Division of Psychology, Presbyterian Hospital, 1958 --

Assistant Project Director (Psychology), Study Program on the Pathogenesis of Cerebral             Palsy, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1959 - 1968

Senior Psychological Consultant, Study Program in Human Ecology and the Health of
            Man, Cornell University Medical College, 1962 - 1968

Special Consultant, U.S. Public Health Service (NINDB) 1961

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Cornell University,
            1955 - 1958

Chief Psychologist, Study Program in Human Ecology, Departments of Medicine and             Psychiatry, Cornell University Medical College, 1955 - 1957

Director, Department of Psychology, Institute of Living, Hartford, Conn. 1954 - 1955

Senior Psychologist, U.S. Government, Washington, D.C. 1951 - 1954

Research Consultant, Foreign Service Institute, State Department, at American
            University, Beirut, Lebanon, 1953

Research Psychologist, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, Ill. 1949 -1951

Clinical Psychologist, Roosevelt College, Chicago, Ill. 1948 - 1949

Research Psychologist, Psychological Corporation, New York, N.Y. 1947

Research Assistant and Counselor, Counseling Center, University of Chicago, 1945 - 1946

Administrative Office, University of Chicago, Metallurgical Laboratory,
            (Atomic Research Program), 1944 - 1945

Professional Societies:

Fellow, American Orthopsychiatric Association
Fellow, American Psychological Association
Fellow, International Council of Psychologists
Fellow, Society for Projective Techniques
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Association on Mental Deficiency
American Association of University Professors
American Federation for Clinical Research
American Psychosomatic Society
Association of American Medical Colleges
Eastern Psychological Association
Inter-American Psychological Association
New York Academy of Sciences
New York Society for Projective Techniques
New York State Psychological Association
Sigma Xi
World Federation for Mental Health

Other:

President, New York Society for Projective Techniques, 1963 - 1966
Who's Who in the East, 1960 --
American Men of Science, 1956 --
Member, Committee on Orthopsychiatry in Pediatric Settings, American Orthopsychiatric             Association, 1963 - 1965
Member, Columbia University Seminar on the Role of the Health Professions, 1961 --
Member, Professional Standards Committee, ACCEPT (New York Council on Alcoholism),             1970 --
Certified by the State Education Department, University of the State of New York

Research Grants:

Principal Investigator on following research grants awarded by Human Ecology Fund:

Investigations of the Personality Assessment System in Patients with Psychosomatic             Symptoms  (1960 - 1961)

Personality Assessment System and Learning Behavior  (1961 - 1962)

Formulation of a Personality Theory  (1961)

Learning Behavior and Personality Traits  (1962 - 1963)

Prediction of Overt Behavior by Means of the Personality Assessment System
            (1963 - 1964)

Principal Investigator on following grant awarded by the Geschicter Foundation:

Prediction of Overt Behavior by Means of the Personality Assessment System
            (1965 - 1966)

Principal Investigator on following research contract awarded by Psychological Assessment              Associates:

Brief Procedures for the Personality Assessment System Evaluation  (1967 - 1968)

Training Grant:

Co-Director, Training Program in Clinical Psychology (with Hunt, H., Director),
             National Institute of Mental Health, 1965.  (continued support since 1958)

Publications and Papers:

Thetford, W. N.  The measurement of physiological responses to frustration before and
             after client-centered psychotherapy, American Psychologist, 1948, 3, 278 (ab.).

Thetford, W. N. & Molish, H. B.  Aspects of personality development in normal children.
             American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 1950, 20, 866 (ab.).

Thetford, W. N.  Developmental aspects of fantasy in normal and schizophrenic children.               American Psychologist, 1950, 5, 295 (ab..).

Beck, S. J., Thiesen, W., Rabin, A., Molish, H. B. & Thetford, W. N.  The normal                          personality as projected in the Rorschach test.  Journal of Psychology, 1950, 30,
             241-298.

Thetford, W. N.  Childhood schizophrenia and the Rorschach test.  Human Development              Bulletin.  University of Chicago, 1951, 10-14.

Thetford, W. N., Molish, H. B. & Beck, S. J.  Developmental aspects of personality                          structure in normal children.  Journal of Projective Techniques, 1951, 15, 58-78.

Thetford, W. N.  The development of fantasy perceptions in children.  American Journal of              Orthopsychiatry, 1951, 21, 860 (ab.).

Thetford, W. N.  An Organismic approach to frustration.  Personality: Symposia on topical              issues.  New York:  Grune & Stratton, 1951, 1-19.

Thetford, W. N. & DeVos, G.  A Rorschach study of clinical groups by means of Fisher's              maladjustment index.  American Psychologist, 1951, 6, 505 (ab.).

Thetford, W. N.  Fantasy perceptions in the personality development of normal and
             deviant children.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 1952, 22, 532-550.

Thetford, W. N.  An objective measurement of frustration tolerance in evaluating                          psychotherapy.  In W. Wolff & J. Precker (Eds.), Success in Psychotherapy. 
             New York: Grune & Stratton, 1952, 26-62.

Thetford, W. N.  Personality characteristics of schizophrenic children.  American                          Psychologist, 1952, 7, 301 (ab.).

Thetford, W. N.  Educational therapy as an integral part of the psychotherapeutic
             process. Proceedings of the Inter-American Psychological Association, Mexico,
             1954, 24-25.

Thetford, W. N. (Chm.).  Diagnostic techniques in clinical psychology.  Proceedings of the              International Applied Psychology Association, London, 1955, 56.

Nicholas, Alma & Thetford, W. N.  The use of the Hewson ratios in the diagnosis of
             cerebral pathology.  American Psychologist, 1955, 10, 563 (ab.).

Thetford, W. N. & Goldberger, L.  Personality features and reactions in a group of
             Chinese.  American Psychologist, 1956, 11, 385 (ab.).

Thetford, W. N., Goldberger, L/ & Wolff, H. G.  A cross-cultural approach to the study of              personality and illness.  American Psychologist, 1957, 12, 375 (ab.).

Chapman, L. F., Berlin, L., Guthrie, T. C., Thetford, W. N. & Wolff, H. G.  Human                          cerebral hemisphere function.  The Physiologist, 1957, 1, 4.

Chapman, L., Thetford, W. N., Berlin, L., Guthrie, T. & Wolff, H. G.  Impairment of                          cerebral hemispheric functions following prolonged life stress in man.
             Transactions VIth I International Congress of Neurology, Brussels, 1957, 203-
             218.

Thetford, W. N., Goldberger, L., Hinkle, L. & Wolff, H. G.  Personality features and their
             cultural interrelationships in a group of Chinese.  Brussels: Proceedings of 15th
             International Congress of Psychology, 1957, 541-542.

Hinkle, L. E., Christenson, W., Kane, F. D., Ostfeld, A., Thetford, W. N. & Wolff, H. G.               Some relationships between health, personality and environmental factors in a
             group of adult Chinese.  Psychosomatic Medicine, 1957, 19, 159 (ab.).

Chapman, L. F., Thetford, W. N., Berlin, L., Guthrie, T. C. & Wolff, H. G.  Studies in              human cerebral function: Prolonged stress and the highest integrative functions
             of man. Excerpta Medica, Free Communication 24, VIth International Congress
             of Neurology, Brussels, 1957.

Chapman, L., Thetford, W. N., Guthrie, T., Berlin, L. & Wolff, H. G.  Studies in human              cerebral hemisphere functions.  Transactions of American Neurological
             Association, 1957, 95-96.
           
Hinkle, L. E., Plummer, N., Metraux, R., Richter, P., Gittinger, J. W., Thetford, W. N..              et al.  Studies in human ecology: factors relevant to the occurrence of bodily
             illness and disturbances in need, thought, and behavior in three homogeneous
             population groups. American Journal of Psychiatry, 1957, 114, 212-220.

Chapman, L., Thetford, W. N.. Berlin, L., Guthrie, T. & Wolff, H. G.  Highest integrative              functions in man during stress.  The Brain and Human Behavior.  Baltimore:
             William and Wilkins, 1958, 491-534.

Hinkle, L. E., Christenson, W., Kane, F. D., Ostfeld, A., Thetford, W. N. & Wolff, H. G.              An investigation of the relation between life experience, personality
             characteristics, and general susceptibility to illness.  Psychosomatic Medicine,
             1958, 20, 278-295.

Thetford, W. N.  The place of projective techniques in the medical curriculum. 
             American Psychologist, 1958, 13, 346 (ab.).

Thetford, W. N. & Carr, A. C.  The role of clinical psychology in medical education.
             Journal of Medical Education, 1960, 35, 62-66.
           
Thetford, W. N.  Theoretical formulations in personality evaluation.  American                          Psychologist, 1961, 16, 431 (ab.).

Schucman, H., Saunders, D. R. & Thetford, W. N.  An application of syndrome analysis.
             American Psychologist, 1962, 17, 359 (ab.).

Thetford, W. N. & Schucman, H.  The personality assessment system.  Human Ecology              Fund, 1962.  (Preliminary monograph).

Thetford, W. N.  Principles of administrative development: technical developments.               Presented at Psychology Conference, New York State Department of Mental
             Hygiene, 1962.

Thetford, W. N.  Psychodynamics of intelligence: a projective approach.  Address as              president-elect, New York Society for Projective Techniques, 1962.

Thetford, W. N.  Theoretical formulations underlying research.  Measurement of
             personality traits resulting from the interaction of ability and environment.
             New York:  Human Ecology Fund, 1962, 1-3.  (Foundation monograph).

Thetford, W. N.  (Chm.).  Symposium: Approaches to integrated concepts of personality              theory and assessment.  New York Academy of Science, June, 1964.

Thetford, W. N.  (Ed.).  Multitrait, multilevel personality assessment.  New York: Human              Ecology Fund, 1964,  (Foundation monograph).

Thetford, W. N.  (Chm.)  Symposium: Multitrait, multilevel personality assessment:
             theory, measurement, evaluation.  American Psychologist, 1963, 18, 411 (ab.).

Hunt, H. F. & Thetford, W. N.  Editorial.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 1965, 70, 1.

Thetford, W. N.  The Holtzman inkblot test.  In O. Buros (Ed.).  The sixth mental                          measurements yearbook.  Highland Park, N.J.: The Gryphon Press, 1965,
             442-444.

Thetford, W. N., Schucman, H. & Farmer, C.  Psychological testing of children with
             headaches.  In A. P. Friedman & E. Harms (Eds.), Headaches in children.
             Springfield: C. C. Thomas, 1967, 82-114.

Thetford, W. N.  Problems of assessment and evaluation of the mentally retarded and the              culturally deprived, symposium discussant.  Excerpta Medica, International
             Congress, Series, No. 153, 1967, 33-34.

Hinkle, L. E., Plummer, N., Metraux, R., Richter, P., Gittinger, J. W., Thetford, W. N.,
              et al.    Studies in human ecology.  In Rabkin, L. Y. & Carr, J. E. (Eds.),
             Sourcebook in Abnormal Psychology.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1967, 342-350.

Schucman, H. & Thetford, W. N.  Expressed symptoms and personality traits in
             conversion hysteria.  Psychological Reports, 1968, 23, 231-243.

Thetford, W. N. & Schucman, H.  Personality patterns in migraine and ulcerative
             colitis patients.  Psychological Reports, 1968, 23, 1206.

Thetford, W. N. & Schucman, H.  Self-choices, preferences, and personality traits.
             Psychological Reports, 1969, 25, 659-667.

Schucman, H. & Thetford, W. N.  A comparison of personality traits in ulcerative colitis
             and migraine patients.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 1970 76, (in press).

Thetford, W. N. & Schucman, H.  Conversion reactions and personality traits.                           Psychological Reports, 1970, (in press).

Thetford, W. N. & Schucman, H.  Motivational factors and adaptive behavior, (Chapter
             17). In Downey, J. A. & Darling, R. C. (Eds.). The physiologic basis of
             rehabilitation medicine.  Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1971 (in press).

Editorship:

Associate Editor, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 1965-1970,
              (with Howard F. Hunt, Editor,


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