Building Your Practice Through Interprofessional Collaboration With Health Care Providers
Susan H. McDaniel, PhD, Nancy Ruddy, PhD and Barry S. Anton, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. McDaniel is the Dr Laurie Sands Distinguished Professor of Families & Health. She is Director of the Institute for the Family in the Department of Psychiatry, and Associate Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Her special areas of interest are behavioral health in primary care, and family dynamics and genetic conditions. She is a frequent speaker at meetings of both health and mental health professionals.
Dr. McDaniel has received many awards, most recently the Award for Distinguished Contribution to Education from the Association of Medical School Psychologists in 2004, the American Psychological Foundation/Cummings PSYCHE Prize in 2007, and the Donald Bloch MD Award for Outstanding Contributions to Collaborative Care.
Dr. McDaniel was the first psychologist to complete the Bureau of Health Professions Primary Care Policy Fellowship in 1998. She is a member of the APA Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice and representative to Council for the Division of Family Psychology, and on the board of several other organizations including the Collaborative Family Heatlhcare Association.. Dr. McDaniel is the author of 80 journal articles and numerous book chapters, the previous editor of Families, Systems & Health, and an Associate Editor of the American Psychologist. She co-authored or co-edited 12 books, translated into 8 languages
Nancy Ruddy, PhD has worked in primary care since 1992. After receiving her doctorate in child clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, she joined the faculty at the University of Rochester Family Medicine Department in Rochester, New York. During her 8 years at the University of Rochester, Dr. Ruddy taught medical students, family medicine residents, psychology & family therapy interns, and psychology post docs while maintaining a primary care based practice. During this time she also obtained her Clinical Membership and Approved Supervisor designation from the American Association of Marital and Family Therapy. In 2000 Dr. Ruddy joined the faculty of the Hunterdon Family Practice Residency in Flemington, New Jersey where she taught family medicine residents. In 2008, Dr. Ruddy moved to the Mountainside Family Practice Residency in Verona New Jersey. Dr. Ruddy is one of the authors of The Collaborative Psychotherapist, released in March 2008 by APA Books.
Barry Anton is a graduate of the University of Vermont and received his doctorate at Colorado State University. Following an internship at the Harvard Medical School program at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, he completed his post doctoral training in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology at the Judge Baker Children's Center and Boston's Children Hospital. Board certified in child and adolescent clinical psychology, Dr. Anton was a distinguished professor at the University of Puget Sound, where he taught for over three decades, before retiring from teaching in 2007 to pursue full time private practice in a multi disciplinary practice, which he began with a psychiatrist friend in 1985. The practice now employs 25 clinicians and staff and provides over 1200 patient visits a month.
Long active in mental health advocacy and public policy, Dr. Anton was on the executive committee of the Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA) for 12 years. A recipient of numerous awards from WSPA, he became active in national advocacy efforts through the American Psychological Association. He first served as an APA Council representative, and is now in his third term on the APA Board of Directors, serving as Recording Secretary.
Widely published, with over 50 articles; his latest book, Introduction to Clinical Psychology, with Janet Matthews, was published by Oxford University Press in 2008.
Dr. Anton lives in Tacoma, WA with his wife, Maren Stavig, a pediatric nurse practitioner. Two adult children live in NYC.