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Douglas Rait

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Personal bio
Douglas Rait, Ph.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Chief of the Couples and Family Therapy Clinic at Stanford University Medical Center, and the Director of the Family Therapy Program at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Following his undergraduate degree at Brown University, Dr. Rait received his Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was a predoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School/Children's Hospital-Judge Baker Guidance Center, and continued as a post-doctoral fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Cornell Medical College. In addition, he trained in couples and family therapy at The Ackerman Institute for the Family and as a family therapy supervisor with Salvador Minuchin at Family Studies in New York City. Dr. Rait has been twice honored by the graduating residents with the Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and three times as Outstanding Professor of the Year by the PGSP/Stanford Consortium. He also received the Most Inspiring Mentor Award and the Academic Faculty Teaching Award in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Rait's research interests focus on the therapeutic alliance in couples and family therapy, family adaptation to chronic health conditions, work/family balance, family therapy training, and the influence of technology on family relationships.

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