Lisa Fortlouis Wood

Lisa F. Wood, PhD

B.A. University of Washington (1975)
M.A.T. University of Washington (1979)
Ph.D. University of Washington (1987)

Pre-doctoral internship: Brown University (1984-1985) Pre-doctoral Fellowship: Brown University Center for Alcohol Studies. (1985-1986) Post-Doctoral Fellowship: University of Washington Medical School (1987-1988)

Professor Wood has been at Puget Sound since 1988.  She teaches a range of courses related to clinical psychology including psychotherapy, abnormal behavior, clinical ethics, and personality. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist with specializations in couples and family therapy, adjustment to divorce, personality disorders, adult ADHD, addictive behaviors, and parenting adolescents.

Dr. Wood received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Washington, with specialized training in community psychology, adolescent development, couples therapy, and cognitive-behavioral treatments for substance abuse.  She went to Brown University for her pre-doctoral internship, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship the following year at the Brown Center for Alcohol Studies. Upon returning to the northwest, Lisa joined a group studying treatment for violent offenders at Harborview Medical Center, work that was supported by a senior fellowship from the University of Washington Medical School.

Professor Wood currently has two primary areas of research. One focuses on legal decisions and treatment of high conflict families during divorce. A second line of research examines college friendships in relation to social support, identity, citizenship, and ethical decision-making.  In addition to these areas of research, she maintains a part-time clinical practice and provides consultation and training in her areas of expertise.