julie-wetherell

Julie Wetherell, Ph.D., ABPP, is an internationally recognized expert on behavioral interventions for geriatric anxiety. She is a board-certified geropsychologist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, where she directs behavioral medicine services as a member of the Home-Based Primary Care team, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, where she conducts research on geriatric mental health and teaches and supervises graduate and medical students, postdoctoral psychology and psychiatry fellows, and psychiatry residents in research and clinical work. She earned a B.A. at Yale and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with specialization in aging at the University of Southern California. After a geropsychology internship at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego’s Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research in Geriatric Mental Health. Her research has been funded by the Veterans Health Administration and the National Institutes of Health since 1997. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed research articles and 25 book chapters on the topic of mental health and aging, and she is an Associate Editor of the 2015 edition of the American Psychological Association Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology. She is a past winner of the APA Division 12 (Clinical Psychology) David Shakow Early Career Award and a Fellow of the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of the Gerontological Society of America for her contributions to the field of aging. 

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