William H. Watson, Ph.D.

William H. Watson, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box PSYCH
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-0322
Fax: (585) 271-7706

Professional Bio

Dr. Watson is Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology) and Neurology, a faculty member of the Family Therapy Training Program, and on the psychosocial team of the Strong Epilepsy Center. A fellow and past president of the Society of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Watson is the recipient of numerous awards for his teaching and professional service and was named APA's Family Psychologist of the Year for 2009. Areas of interest include spirituality in psychotherapy, family systems in the workplace, and a family systems understanding of mind/body problems.

Awards & Honors (National)

Family Psychologist of the Year | American Psychological Association 2009
Distinguished Service to Family Psychology Award | American Academy of Couple and Family Psychology 2007
Distinguished Service Award | American Psychological Association Division of Family Psychology 2005

Awards & Honors (Local)

Otto Thaler Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to Residency Education | Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester | Rochester, NY 2013
Fellow | Society of Family Psychology, | American Psychological Association 2008 - Present
Sidney Rubin Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to Residency Education | presented by the 2008 Psychiatry Residency Class | Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center 2008
Susan H. McDaniel Award for Excellence in Teaching | Rochester, NY 2008 - 2009
Rita P. Underberg, Ph.D. Award for Excellence in Teaching in the URMC Psychology Training Program | URMC Dept of Psychiatry/Genesee Valley Psychological Association | Rochester, NY 2007
Otto Thaler Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to Residency Education | presented by the 2004 Psychiatry Residency Class | Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center 2004
Susan H. McDaniel Award for Excellence in Teaching | Family Therapy Training Program, Department of Psychiatry, URMC | Rochester, NY 2003 - 2004

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 6 available »

2010
Watson, W. H. & Langfitt, J. T. "Psychogenic non-epileptic attacks (PNEA) [Clinical Update Medical Series]." AAMFT Family Therapy Magazine. 2010; 9(5): 30-38. Link
2000
Watson, W. and McDaniel, S. "Relational therapy in medical settings: Working with somatizing patients and their families". Journal of Clinical Psychology/In Session: Psychotherapy in Practice. 2000; 56(8): 1037-1050. Link
1997
Watson, W. "Soul and system: The integrative possibilities of family therapy". Journal of Psychology and Theology. 1997; 25(1): 123-135. Link
1991
Watson, W. "The generic recursive epistobabble generator (G.R.E.G.)". Journal of Marital and Family Therapy and Reprinted in the Journal of Irreproducible Results. 1991; 17(2): 187-188. Link
1991
Watson, W. "The generic recursive epistobabble generator (G.R.E.G.)." Journal of Marital and Family Therapy Reprinted in the PsychoIllogical Bulletin, Summer 1995, 3, 8-9; and in Robinson, D.J. (Ed.) (1997), Kick in the pants therapy: The anthology of the PsychoIllogical Bulletin Volumes 1-6, Rapid Psychler Press, Fort Gratiot, MI, 66-67.. 1991; 17(2): 187-188. Link

Current Appointments

Associate Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Psychiatry, Family/Marriage (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Neurology, Epilepsy (SMD)

Education

PhD | Psychology Clinical | Biola University1985
MA | Psychology Clinical | Biola University1979
BA | Psychology | Princeton University1975

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Family Therapy, Family and Marriage Clinic, Family Therapy Training Program, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, M. Duncan Stanton; Judith Landau Stanton 1987