Dr. Jon Belford, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Belford is a clinical psychologist providing psychotherapy and coaching for adults, couples and adolescents. He holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA.
He works with adolescents, individuals and couples and treats a broad array of issues.
"My style is fairly interactive; I'm directive when helpful but experienced enough to know when to stay out of the way. I work towards helping patients explore important aspects of their lives, ways of thinking, relationships, strengths and obstacles towards optimal living. Based on this understanding, we collaborate to identify concrete steps that will shift less optimal patterns into a positive direction."
In addition to private practice Dr. Belford has taught graduate courses on psychotherapy and trauma, facilitated groups supporting parents of children with ADHD and held positions at Oakland Children’s Hospital, San Francisco Juvenile Justice Center and several adult community clinics where he treated a broad range of issues in diverse populations. He has spent over five years participating in several research studies seeking to better understand mechanisms of change through the psychotherapy process at the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group, a research and training center dedicated to developing and furthering our understanding the of psychotherapy process.
NBC News: I stopped saying 'yes' to everything and it changed my life
WebMD: What risky behaviors are teens with ADHD prone to?
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Teen Vogue: 5 Things Only People With ADHD Understand
Woman's Health Magazine: The Health Benefits of Playing Hooky
Bustle: 11 Morning Hacks To Put You in a Better Mood
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Ralph, N., Belford, J. (2011, May) Juvenile Sexual Offender Assessment and Treatment Should Not (Just) Be about Sexual Offending: JSO Therapists Think Too much about Sex. Poster Presentation at the California Coalition on Sexual Offending
Ralph, N., Belford, J. (2011, May) Prosocial Treatment with Juveniles who Sexually Offend. Poster Presentation at the California Coalition on Sexual Offending
Belford, J. (2010) Development and Validation of the Pathogenic Interpersonal Expectations Scale (PIES). Doctoral Dissertation, The Wright Institute
Horowitz, L., Bush, M., Belford, J., (2009, June) Therapeutic Interpersonal Tests: A Basic Mechanism of Interpersonal Treatment. Panel presentation at the Society for Psychotherapy Research Santiago, Chile
Silberschatz, G., Skeen, M., Belford, J. Unick, G. (2008, September). Development of the Problematic Belief Scale. Poster presentation at the Society for Psychotherapy Research New Haven, CT
Belford, J. (2006, December). Consumer Perceptions of Psychologists based on their Websites: A pilot project. Poster presentation at the Wright Institute Research Meeting, Berkeley, CA
Belford, J. (1995, March). Men’s Views of Powerful Women. Poster presentation at the Southeastern Psychological
Association, Savannah, GA.