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Curriculum Vitae

Ruth K. Morehouse, Ph.D.



Marriage & Family Health Center
2922 Evergreen Parkway, STE 310
Evergreen, CO 80439Voice (303) 670-2630, Fax (303) 670-2392
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Licensed Clinical PsychologistColorado Licensure #1869 

Ph.D. 1977 Louisiana State University
Major: Clinical Psychology, APA Approved
Minor: Organizational Psychology
Dissertation: Sex Role Stereotypes and Dyadic Adjustment
Doctoral Internship Clinical Psychology, APA Approved
University of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, Texas 1976-1977  
M.A. 1975 Louisiana State University
Major: Clinical Psychology
Minor: Organizational Psychology
B.A. 1971 Louisiana State University
Major: Psychology

Work Experience 


1995 - Present

Psychologist, Co-Director
Marriage & Family Health Center, Evergreen, Colorado
Director of Continuing Education Program for the Marriage and Family Health Center
Provide graduate and post-graduate training for mental health professionals in the Sexual Crucible™ Approach and Passionate Marriage™ Clinical Workshops. The Crucible Approach is a differentiation-based therapy developed by David Schnarch, Ph.D. (See in depth listing of professional workshops at end of vita.) Provide ongoing consultation for marital, family and sex therapy cases for participants who have attended our advanced workshops and belong to ongoing case evaluations in a teleconference format.
Deliver psychotherapy service with specialty areas to include: sexual and couples therapy, sexual trauma, family therapy and individual therapy for depression and anxiety. Provide four days Intensive Therapy Program for couples, families and individuals.
Conduct Passionate Marriage™ Couples Retreats and Couples Enrichment Weekends. Present topics and issues on female sexuality and differentiation for Women’s Retreats. (See in depth listing of public workshops at end of vitae.)
Past Consultant to Boulder County Social Services Sexual Abuse Team
1992 - 1994
Westbank Psychotherapy Associates, New Orleans, LA
Co-owner of multidisciplinary private practice group. Emphasis on outpatient psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults. Specialty areas included treatment of marital and sexual issues, sexual abuse, eating disorders, family problems, and depression and anxiety disorders. 
Provided consultation and psychotherapy services to inpatient hospital and adolescent residential programs. Activities included group therapy for adolescents in acute and residential programs. Group supervision of adolescent behavioral program. Case management of inpatient adolescent, adults, and seniors, included individual, family, and marital therapy. Worked with patients with PTSD, dual diagnosis, major psychiatric illnesses and crisis intervention.
David Schnarch’s Crucible Approach Psychotherapy Office, private practice. Individual, couples, therapy. Intensive sex therapy program over four days for clients from across the nation. 
1987 - 1992
Director, Women’s Program
JoEllen Smith Psychiatric Hospital &
Westbank Center for Psychotherapy 
Responsible for program development of inpatient & outpatient programs addressing women’s issues including sexual trauma, physical assault, sexuality, depression and anxiety, health and wellness promotion.
Conducted individual and group therapy, community education lectures & workshops.
Developed and implemented marketing strategies
1979 - 1992
Private Practice
JoEllen Smith Psychiatric Hospital,
Westbank Center for Psychotherapy &Uptown Psychotherapy Associates
Inpatient treatment: Treatment of adolescents and adults in individual, group, and family therapy. Member of multi-disciplinary team with strong emphasis on family involvement Emergency room evaluations and hospital consultation.
Specialty areas: severe depression and anxiety; psychosomatic illness; bipolar affective disorder; schizophrenia; dual-diagnosis patients involving psychological disturbance and substance abuse.
Outpatient treatment: Outpatient treatment of children, adolescents and adults using individual, group, marital and family therapy.  
Specialty areas: treatment of marriage and sexual issues, sexual trauma and eating disorders; depression, anxiety and compulsive behaviors; parenting skills. 
1986 - 1992
Therapist in Eating Disorders Program
JoEllen Smith Psychiatric Hospital 
Helped develop and execute comprehensive inpatient program treating anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive eating.
Included individual, family & group therapy, dietary management, movement therapy body image and sexuality, and exercise physiology.
1979 - 1990
Director, Psychological Services
JoEllen Smith Psychiatric Hosptal &
Westbank Center for Psychotherapy 
Supervised, directed, and recruited staff of twelve full-time and several part-time psychologists. 
Supervised new doctorial graduates for psychologist licensure.
Formulated policies and procedures for Psychology department, conducted meetings and case conferences.
Trained and supervised hospital personnel [psychiatric nurses and psychology assistants] for opening of new hospital which grew from 25 to 75 beds.
Member, Hospital Quality Assurance and Credentialing Committees.
Liaison to community agencies. Co-developed Speakers Bureau and Staff Development Program.
1986 - 1987
Paid Consultant to Kingsley House [a nonprofit social service agency serving low income families]. Developed a group format for treatment of Depression in Women.  
Provided periodic seminars to social workers on staff and social work interns to increase understanding of various aspects of depression in women. Included case supervision.
1981 - 1989
Westbank Psychological Testing Service
Developed consulting and testing service providing brief assessment of employees to a regional utility company and its subcontractors.
Recruited and supervised 7 psychologists, developed policies, engaged in contract negotiations, approved materials purchases.
1978 - 1979
AdministratorAdolescent Service CenterNew Orleans Parish School Board,[an alternative school for problematic junior high school students]
Program development & supervision of employees, daily administration of activities, individual, group, and parenting counseling. Developed behavioral reinforcement system.
1977 - 1978
Staff Psychologist
Malcolm Bliss Mental Health Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Member of multi-discipline team in day hospital program. Conducted outpatient therapy & psychological evaluations. Couples therapy. Supervised doctoral interns in APA approved internship program. Adjunct Instructor at Washington University Medical School, psychiatry department.
1976 - 1977
Doctoral Internship [APA approved] 
University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas.
Conducted outpatient psychotherapy in Child Psychiatry Unit, and also the County Juvenile Detention Center. Conducted outpatient psychotherapy in Day Hospital Program of the Veteran’s Administration Hospital.
1975 - 1976
Legislative Intern 
Louisiana State Legislature Health and Human Resources Joint Committee 
[Funded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation]. Provided consultation support services to legislators on health related issues such as daycare, HMO’s, judicial commitment, state hospitals.
1972 - 1975
Veteran’s Administration Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana
Rotations included inpatient psychiatry, alcohol and drug abuse program, day hospital, and neuro-behavioral psychology [Louisiana State Medical School]

Current Professional Memberships

Member, Americation Association of Sex Educators, Counelors, and Therapists (AASECT), and Certified Sex Therapist (Diplomate Status)
Member, American Psychological Association (APA), Division 43 Family and Couples
Associate Member, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
Member, American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA)

Lists of Workshops Given
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