Patricia Ann Judd
Dr. Patricia Judd is a licensed psychologist in California with an office in La Jolla, California who specializes in working with adults of all ages. She especially enjoys working with older adults who are now struggling with being a caretaker or coping with the challenges and opportunities of aging. She also enjoys working with individuals who are transitioning to new positions, are new step-parents or ending or building relationships. She has special experience in working with individuals in academia.
Dr. Judd 's training is rooted in the tradition of psychodynamic therapy which focuses on understanding how early attachment relationships influence present day relationships and expands self-reflection and facilitates more rewarding relationships. She has integrated cognitive-behavioral techniques and skill based work that allow her to help her patients focus in a practical way on improving day to day interactions and functioning. Her training as a social worker also enables her to provide guidance in how to use community based services and resources.
Her work experience has primarily been at the University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry where she is currently a Professor Emeritus. Over the years she developed and directed programs for the seriously mentally ill and for those suffering from co-occurring substance use and other mental disorders. She co-authored a book on Borderline Personality Disorder has published papers in peer reviewed journals and presented at conferences nationally and internationally. In addition she has supervised psychology and social work interns and psychiatry residents. She continues to lecture at UCSD on a range of topics related to the role of attachment in development and the assessment and treatment of personality disorders, ADHD and substance use disorders. She maintained a clinical practice throughout her work in the university.
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Aging related concerns - Coping with memory loss, loss of independence, and other physical and/or mental impacts of aging. May include support for family or caregivers and resource planning for changes in living situation.
Stepfamily/Blended Family Issues - Issues regarding stepfamilies and blended families
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
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Years of Experience: 32 years
UC San Diego, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry , Clinical Professor and Director of Mental Health Treatment and Training Programs for Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Treatment Programs, 1990 - 2020
California School for Professional Psychology, San Diego , Ph.D, 1989
San Diego State University , MSW, 1970