Robinson-Wood Center for ​Applied Psychology, PLLC

  PsychoAnalytic PsychoDiagnostic Assessment - Child and Adult Psychodynamic-Analytic Psychotherapy

Curriculum Vitae

Geoffrey A. Robinson-Wood, Psy. D.

182 Windmill Road

Campton, NH 03223-4664

(603) 536 - 1902 (o)

(508) 308 - 5745 (cellular)

[email protected]

Education and Certifications

2009     Licensed as Practicing Psychologist in New Hampshire, License # 1187

2006     Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D), Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology Widener University Chester, PA

2003     Certification as Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, specializing in early childhood treatment

2001     M.A. Psychology Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology; Widener University, Chester, PA

2001     Classical Training Psychoanalysis -Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, Analyst. Philadelphia, PA

1997     Bachelor of Science –Psychology Hobart and William Smith Colleges Geneva, NY

Honors and Awards

2003     Dissertation: Assessing the Ego Maturity of a Prelingually Deaf Boy: A Diagnostic Case Study Employing The “World” Sand Tray Test.

1998     The National Dean’s List

1997     Recipient of the Stephen L. Cohen Prize in Psychology.

1997     Cum Laude with Honors in major field (Psychology) Honors Thesis: Assessing the Fantasies of Altruism and Malevolence in ALH Narrative; The

              Theoretical and Clinical Implications of Object Relations Representations.

1997     Hobart Deans’ Citizenship Award.

1997     Durfee Scholar. Scholarship recognition

1997     Deans’ List

1997     Gnatcher Family Scholarship. Merit Scholarship

1996     Hale Scholar. Scholarship recognition

1996     The Druid Society of Hobart College. Life Member of the Senior Honorary Society

1996     Dean’s List

1996     Gnatcher Family Scholarship. Merit Scholarship

1995     Hobart Scholar. Scholarship recognition

1995     Gnatcher Family Scholarship. Merit Scholarship

1994     Hobart Dean Scholar. Scholarship recognition

1994     Deans’ List

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association 8058-5709
  • Division 39 – Division of Psychoanalysis
  • Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women
  • Division 24: Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology
  • New York Association for Play Therapy
  • New Hampshire Psychological Association

Specialization, Key Competencies, and Areas of Expertise

  • Alternatives to DSM-IV diagnostic conventions
  • Assessment and psycho-diagnosis of infants, and children.
  • Attachment status and separation-individuation correlations.
  • Early infant play therapy; psychotherapy.
  • Father-daughter attachment. The father wound. The father’s role in the emotional and intellectual development of his daughter.
  • Psychotherapy of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing; American Sign Language fluency.
  • Patient diversity: racial, ethnic, linguistic, gender, class, disability, age, religion and sexual orientation.
  • Sandtray apparatus as a psycho-diagnostic tool and adjunct to therapy.
  • Theory and treatment of Schizophrenia. Prodromal diagnostics.
  • Transference and Counter transference as it concerns the intersection between the patient’s and therapist’s racial, ethnic, linguistic, gender, ses,
  • religious, and sexual identity.

Professional Experience -Current

12/14

Robinson-Wood Applied Psychology, P.L.L.C. Campton, NH:, Pediatric psychoanalytic-psychodynamic psychotherapy; ages two to twelve and

their parents, and adults. Treatments designed to make durable structural changes to the psychic life of the individual; arrested and delayed

development is restored. Supervision and consultation.

10/09

Department of Health and Human Services; The National Health Service Corps, at The Center for New Beginnings, Littleton, NH Psychoanalytic-

psychodynamic psychotherapy, supervision, consultant

Professional Experience –Previous

10/10

NorthEast Health Service, Brockton, MA 02301

06/09

Supervision, Psychoanalytic-psychodynamic psychotherapy to children, adolescents, their parents, and adults. Exploratory and supportive

psychotherapy. Treatments designed to make durable structural changes to the psychic life of the individual; arrested and delayed development is

restored.

08/08

Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Brockton, MA

06/09

Psychoanalytic-psychodynamic psychotherapy to children, adolescents, their parents, and adults. Provided exploratory and supportive

psychotherapy. Treatments designed to make durable structural changes to the psychic life of the individual; arrested and delayed development is

restored.

12/06

Forensic Health Services, Inc. at Massachusetts Treatment Center, Bridgewater, MA Director of Psychological Assessment. Supervisor.

Psychotherapist. 

03/08

ASL-Fluent Psychotherapist.

11/05

12/06

South Bay Mental Health, Inc., Attleboro, Massachusetts. Psychotherapy to children, their parents, and adults. Provided exploratory and supportive psychotherapy.

11/04

08/03 

Girard Medical Center; North Philadelphia Health System, Philadelphia, PA Outpatient, exploratory and supportive psychotherapist. Sub-Acute inpatient exploratory and supportive psychotherapist. Group psychotherapist on Extended Acute Inpatient Unit. Interventions based upon

G. Albee’s Incidence Formula of Primary Prevention. Evaluator: psycho-diagnostics.

08/03

11/03

Community Council for Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Philadelphia, PA Central Intake Unit Specialist and Coordinator & Psycho- Diagnostician. Resident specialist and consultant to Department of Psychiatry for the psychodynamic treatment of borderline and narcissistic

personality disorders and schizophrenia. Out-patient psychotherapist for children, adults, and families.

Training –Internships/Practica

12/02 –

University Student and Community Counseling Center Widener University, Chester PA.

07/03

APA Approved Pre-doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology. Psych-Diagnostic Evaluator. Psychotherapist.

12/02 –

Philadelphians Concerned About Housing, Philadelphia, PA

07/03

Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Intern. Director PCAH, Counseling Center. Psych-Diagnostic Evaluator. Psychotherapist. Consultant.

Workshop Director.

07/02 –

Elwyn, Incorporated, Elwyn, PA

11/02

APA Approved Pre-doctoral Intern. Psychotherapist. Sand Tray Apparatus was utilized as a psycho-diagnostic tool within the psychological

evaluation battery. Psycho-diagnostics Evaluator. Resident Consultant.

07/01 –

Girard Medical Center; North Philadelphia Health System Philadelphia, PA

06/02

APA Approved Pre-doctoral Intern. Unit treatment team director; dual diagnosis Acute, Sub-Acute, and Extended Acute Inpatient units.

Outpatient Clinic Psychotherapist. Evaluator. Senior clinical psychology intern and consultant serving as on-call consultant for Psychiatry,

Psychology, Nursing, Social Work, and Art Therapy disciplines for both Acute In-Patient and Extended Acute Units.

09/00 –

Philadelphia Center for Human Development, Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment

05/01

Outpatient and Partial Hospital Treatment Center Philadelphia, PA Clinical Psychology Practicum Student. Partial hospitalization program

psychotherapist. Outpatient psychotherapist and co-psychotherapist Out-patient support-group. Consultant.

09/99 –

Iris House, LTSR; Northwestern Human Services Philadelphia, PA

05/00

Clinical Psychology Practicum. Psychotherapist: Supportive and exploratory individual psychotherapy. Ongoing psychotherapy with deaf patients

diagnosed with Schizophrenia. Provided supportive psychotherapy to three male, deaf residents in preparation for independent living. Group

Narrative Psychotherapist. Milieu observer. Director of in-service training. Director of Grand Rounds and treatment plan development.

09/98 –

Elwyn, Incorporated. Residential treatment Facility Cottage Seven Elwyn, PA

07/99

Clinical Psychology Practicum. Psychoanalytic-psychodynamic-pediatirc psychotherapist Co-Psychotherapist

01/97 -

Canandaigua Veterans Administration Medical Center, Canandaigua, NY

06/97

Inpatient Geriatric Unit Canandaigua, The Canandaigua Provided inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy to veterans. Geriatric-psychotherapist

employing interpersonal psychotherapy model of intervention: Referral situation: Transitional distress and depression secondary to multi-infarct

vascular dementia and corresponding neurological damage. Compromised ego-adaptive functioning resulting in a symptom picture characterized by

delusions, depressed mood, delirium with mixed emotional and conduct disturbances.

09/96 -

Canandaigua Veterans Administration Medical Center; Neuropsychology Center Canandaigua, NY

06/97

NeuroPsychology Practicum; Neuro-Psychologist Trainee

09/95 –

The Anna Freud Centre, Hampstead, England NW3 5SH

12/95

Milieu Observer trainee of pre-school aged children conducted within the Center’s outpatient nursery school settings. Observed, recorded, and

prepared behavioral formulations present twice monthly to AFC’s Masters of Science in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychopathology

diagnostic colloquia.

Research

09/98 –

The Child’s Sand World Project, Pawtucket, RI

06/06

Prinicipal Investigator. The purpose of this pilot study is to validate the Sand Tray Apparatus as an assessment of ego development in deaf children.

09/98 –

Anticipated Life History Project (NIMH #1 R03 MH55498), Ithaca, New York

06/00

Harry Segal, Ph.D. Principal Investigator. Data Collector

09/96 –

Anticipated Life History Project (NIMH #1 R03 MH55498), Ithaca, NY

06/98

H. Segal; Ph.D. Principal Investigator. Project Director.

09/96 –

Honors Research Hobart College Geneva, NY Advisor: Harry Segal; Ph.D.

06/97

An original empirical study in conjunction with the Anticipated Life History Project. Coding system development and validation

09/95 –

University College London-Anna Freud Center Parent-Child Project London, England

12/95

Miriam Steele, Ph. D., Howard Steele. Ph. D, and Peter Fonagy, Ph. D., Supervisors. Designed and validated a coding system to assess the durability

of attachment status over the life-cycle for 100 children subjects’ narratives collected from children having participated in the London Parent-Child

Project’s Lynn Murray’s Doll House Procedure, a projective developed by Dr. Murray, Ph.D. Oxford University, Oxford, England.

Principal Presentations, Workshops and Invited Addresses

Imagining the Future: The Effects of Gender and SES on the Anticipated Life History Narratives of Young Adults. Poster Presentation. Society for Research in Child Development. April, 1999 Gender, Future Events, and Mental Health: Data form the Anticipated Life History Project. Paper presentation, Society for Research in Adult Development, Boston, MA June, 1997.

Understanding Our Anger, Understanding Our Fear. Presentation and workshop. Philadelphians Concerned About Housing. Philadelphia, PA 2002, December

Sanitized Grief. 20th Century Bereavement. Presentation and workshop. Philadelphians Concerned About Housing. Philadelphia, PA 2003, February

Championing your personal Genius. A lecture and workshop developed for Philadelphians Concerned About Housing, Philadelphia, PA 19139 2003, March

The Self Without Integrity. The Contemporary Esteem Model. Presentation and workshop. Philadelphians Concerned About Housing. Philadelphia, PA 2003, April

Your Newborn’s Wellbeing. A Shared Learning. Presentation and workshop. Philadelphians Concerned About Housing. Philadelphia, PA 2003, May

Punishment, anger and anxiety. Guidance and Love. Reaching out to our Children. Presentation and workshop. Philadelphians Concerned About Housing.

Philadelphia, PA 2003, July

Publications

Wood, G. A. (2003) Assessing the Ego Maturity of a Prelingually Deaf Boy: A Diagnostic Case Study Employing the “World” Sand Tray Test. Widener University;

Institute for Graduate clinical Psychology. (Dissertation Abstracts International 75/05, p 1890)

Segal, H. G., G. Wood, D. & K. Demeis & H. Smith (2003) Future Events, early experience & mental health: Clinical assessment using the Anticipated Life History measure. Assessment, 10 (1), 29-40

Segal, H. G., DeMeis, D. K., Wood, G. A., & Smith, H. L. (2001). Assessing future possible selves by gender and socioeconomic status using the Anticipated Life History measure. Journal of Personality, 69(1), 57- 87.

Unpublished Manuscripts

Segal, H. G., D. K. Demeis, & G. Wood (1998) Anticipated Life History Scoring Manual. Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Wood, G. A., M. Steele, & H. Steele, (1996) Dollhouse Procedure Coding Manual. Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the Anna Freud Centre.

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