Samantha Fordwood Meredith, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address675 18th Street, #3124
San Francisco CA 94107
Phone415-514-6475
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    UCSF, San Francisco, CAPostdoctoral Fellow06/2009Clinical Services Research Training Program
    UCSF, San Francisco, CAInternship06/2007Clinical Psychology Training Program
    UCLA, Los Angeles, CAPhD06/2007Clinical Pyschology
    Cornell University, Ithaca, NYBA05/1998Psychology
    Oxford University, Oxford, Englandstudy abroad05/1997Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology

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    Dr. Samantha Fordwood (she/her) is a Clinical Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, her doctoral degree from UCLA, and completed her internship and postdoctoral training at UCSF. Samantha specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a goals-focused and skills-based treatment that addresses a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues and involves the practice of emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and mindfulness skills. She is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) and includes these approaches in her work with adolescents/young adults and their parents in the UCSF Wavefront DBT Program. In addition to providing clinical services, Samantha remains involved in research on delivering evidence-based treatments in clinical setting. She also enjoys supervising psychology and psychiatry trainees and teaching about DBT and related topics.

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    1. What five decades of research tells us about the effects of youth psychological therapy: A multilevel meta-analysis and implications for science and practice. Am Psychol. 2017 Feb-Mar; 72(2):79-117. Weisz JR, Kuppens S, Ng MY, Eckshtain D, Ugueto AM, Vaughn-Coaxum R, Jensen-Doss A, Hawley KM, Krumholz Marchette LS, Chu BC, Weersing VR, Fordwood SR. PMID: 28221063.
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    2. Functions of non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents and young adults with Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms. Psychiatry Res. 2014 May 15; 216(2):217-22. Sadeh N, Londahl-Shaller EA, Piatigorsky A, Fordwood S, Stuart BK, McNiel DE, Klonsky ED, Ozer EM, Yaeger AM. PMID: 24594204.
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    3. A method for evaluating competency in assessment and management of suicide risk. Acad Psychiatry. 2012 Jan 01; 36(1):23-8. Hung EK, Binder RL, Fordwood SR, Hall SE, Cramer RJ, McNiel DE. PMID: 22362432.
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    4. Effects of training on suicide risk assessment. Psychiatr Serv. 2008 Dec; 59(12):1462-5. McNiel DE, Fordwood SR, Weaver CM, Chamberlain JR, Hall SE, Binder RL. PMID: 19033175.
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    5. Impact of clinical training on violence risk assessment. Am J Psychiatry. 2008 Feb; 165(2):195-200. McNiel DE, Chamberlain JR, Weaver CM, Hall SE, Fordwood SR, Binder RL. PMID: 18245189.
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    6. Suicide attempts among depressed adolescents in primary care. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2007 Jul-Sep; 36(3):392-404. Fordwood SR, Asarnow JR, Huizar DP, Reise SP. PMID: 17658983.
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