Ruth Blizard, PhD

Individual and Group Psychotherapy


December 2017

About Us

Professional qualifications:

Licensed Psychologist: New York 09661,  ASPPB 3844


Diplomate, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of the Personality Disorders, Masterson Institute, New York City, 1992

PhD, Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology (Alliant University), Fresno Campus, 1980

BA, Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1973


Ruth’s approach to therapy is relational, taking into account past and present family dynamics and transitions at all life stages, from adolescent striving for independence, forming and maintaining relationships, raising children, separation and divorce, empty nest adjustments, mid-life goal and career assessment, raising grandchildren, caring for elderly parents and working through grief and loss, to finding meaningful pursuits in retirement and making end-of-life decisions.


Ruth has extensive experience in teaching and writing. She has provided consultation and training on trauma-informed treatment to the staff of the Marworth Substance Abuse Treatment Center. She has taught the Dissociative Disorders Psychotherapy Training Program of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation since 2000 in New York and Boulder. She has presented internationally on personality disorders, post-traumatic stress, disrupted attachment, dissociative disorders, borderline psychosis and the common foundations of all these disorders. She has served as editor of the ISSTD News and  Trauma Psychology News, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. She has published articles integrating psychoanalytic concepts, attachment theory, trauma, dissociation and psychosis. Her book in progress is entitled, Empathic treatment of borderline personality: A disorder of trauma, attachment and dissociation.


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