Clinical Psychology — Full-time
Terence  Patterson

Terence Patterson, EdD, ABPP


Terence Patterson is a licensed psychologist and is Board certified in Family Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology and an APA Fellow. He also chairs the USF Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (Research). In addition to family psychology, he specializes in couple therapy, ethical issues, behavioral health, and theoretical orientation in psychotherapy, and has taught most recently in these area in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program.

Dr. Patterson also lectures and consults with local mental health agencies and presents on ethics and couple therapy international conferences. He is on the boards of three journals, and has published two books and numerous articles in his specialty areas. Dr. Patterson was President of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association in 2001, and President of the Association for Family Therapy of Northern California in 2007-08. He is currently an appointed member of the Mental Health Board of San Francisco.


Ed.D., Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Research Areas

Family Psychology
Ethical Issues
Theoretical Orientation in Psychotherapy

Patterson, T.E. (2005). Cognitive-behavioral couple therapy in Harway, M., Handbook of Couple Therapy.  New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Patterson, T.E. (Ed.), (2002). Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches (Vol.2), in Kaslow, F.W.,  Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy.  New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Patterson, T.E. & Gottlieb, M. (2002). Ethical issues in cognitive-behavioral therapy ,in Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches (Vol.2), in Kaslow, F.W., Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy.  New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Patterson, T.E. (2001). Does anybody know a good couple therapist?  Behavior Therapist, 24 (4), 85-88.

Patterson, T. & Rodolfa, E.R. (2000). The Internship in psychology: Time for a change?  Family Systems Research, 8 (4).

Patterson, T., Bievers, J. & Welch, I.D. (2000). The practitioner-scholar training model in counseling psychology.  The Counseling Psychologist, 28 (5).

Patterson, T. (1999).  The couple and family clinical documentation sourcebook. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Patterson, T.E. (1998). Theoretical Unity and Technical Eclecticism: Pathways to Coherence in Family Therapy.  American Journal of Family Therapy, 25 (2), 97-109.