Ron Wright, PhD, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, (Clinical Scholar Track)

Dr. Ron Wright was an “early adopter” of web technologies in teaching, using a website developed starting in 1995, and including teaching HTML to communication students, leading them to post their term papers on their own web pages. He has developed web sites for medical students and residents as part of specific courses and for general materials of interest, and for the public concerning group psychotherapy. During his five years tenure as supervisor of the group psychotherapy training, he made a number of significant changes. As cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) supervisor, he taught a how-to didactic session (1 hour weekly, in conjunction with Patricia Haynes) to provide the conceptual background needed to deliver useful CBT treatment. He is a strong advocate for the use of mindfulness in therapy, teaching about dialectical behavior therapy to residents, offering grand rounds on this topic, and giving talks at the Annual Psychopharmacology Review Course on it.

Degrees
  • PhD: University of Pennsylvania, 1993
  • MD: University of Pennsylvania, 1992
  • PhD: University of Massachusetts, 1977
  • BS: Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1969
Honors and Awards
  • Wakonse Teaching Fellow, University of Arizona, 1998
  • Measey Scholar, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1988
  • Emily Hartshorne Mudd Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1988
Residency
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine, Psychiatry, 2003
Internship
  • Indiana University, Psychiatry, 1994
Fellowship
  • Indiana University, Social Psychology,1992-1995
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2008