Psychologist Marilee Ruebsamen, PhD Provides Services for the California Area

Get to know Psychologist Dr. Marilee Ruebsamen, who serves the San Jose, California area at Abbey Psychological Services and Always Be Listening Global Initiative.

Specialty: Traumatic Stress

Bachelor’s: San Francisco State University

Master’s: San Francisco State University; Palo Alto University

PhD: Palo Alto University

Hospital Affiliation: Chabad Psychiatric Clinic

Education: Dr. Ruebsamen graduated with her Bachelor’s of Arts in Early English Literature from the San Francisco State University. She then graduated with her Masters of Arts in Special Education and Teaching in 1970. She then graduated with her Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University in 1992. She then graduated with her PhD in Clinical Psychology in 1993 from the Palo Alto University.

Experience: Dr. Ruebsamen completed her psychology pre-doctoral internship with Family and Children’s Services of Silicon Valley, formerly known as the Adult and Child Guidance Center. She then completed her psychology postdoctoral internship with Family and Children’s Services in San Jose, California. To stay up to date with her field she remains a professional member of the American Psychological Association, Association Internationale d’EthnoPsychanalyse, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, World Association for Infant Mental Health, Doctors of the World/Health Right International, and the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect.

Current Position: She practices at Abbey Psychological Services where she is the founding director. Abbey has many branches including its refugee and pediatric branches. She is also the executive director with the nonprofit, Always be Listening Global Initiative. She is a part time faculty with the Notre Dame de Namur University in California. She is an honorary advisor of the Neuropsychology in Pakistan, as well as an advisory board member for the Family Alliance for Counselling Tools and Resolution. She is also an Expert Reviewer for Pearson Assessment Services Inc. and a  Juvenile Dependency Court Forensic Psychology with the Superior Court of Santa Clara County. She is also affiliated with Chabad Psychiatric Clinic.

Psychology: This is the science of behavior and mind, including conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought. It is an academic discipline of immense scope and diverse interests that, when taken together, seek an understanding of the emergent properties of brains, and all the variety of epiphenomena they manifest. As a social science it aims to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases.

Personal: Dr. Ruebsamen attributes her professional success to her motivation and passion. When she is not working, she enjoys reading.

Learn More about Dr. Marilee Ruebsamen:

Through her findatopdoc profile,  Her private clinic,, where she can be contacted at 831.275.8260, and is located in Saratoga and Monterey, CA.

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