Ruth Blizard

Private Practice
Johnson City, NY

Ruth A. Blizard, PhD, is a psychologist practicing in the Binghamton, NY, area with over 30 years of experience in treating persons with severe trauma, dissociation, and personality disorders. She served as editor of the newsletters of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and Division 56 of the APA, Trauma Psychology News. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. She has published articles integrating psychoanalytic concepts and attachment theory in the treatment of trauma, dissociation and psychosis. She has taught the official ISSTD course, “Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociative Disorders,” and has presented internationally on trauma, attachment, borderline personality, psychosis and the spectrum of dissociative disorders. She enjoys folk music, hiking, bicycling, kayaking, and most of all, being a grandmother.


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