Libby Ruffing

Postdoctoral Fellow

Libby Ruffing, M.T.S., Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow. In addition to her doctoral work in clinical psychology, she has an academic background in international relations and philosophy/religion together with a master’s of theology degree in spirituality studies and training in spiritual direction. She has a variety of clinical interests, including anxiety and depression, trauma, couple therapy, and religious/spiritual/existential issues. Libby aims to co-construct therapy in a way that is attuned to clients’ particular needs and moment, bringing her training in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and family systems approaches. She has published on a variety of topics, including self-forgiveness, couple relationships, religion/spirituality, clergy stress, humility, pornography use, and resilience in women living with HIV.

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