College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Ford has been teaching at the graduate level since 1994. He taught in the school of Social Work at Wayne State University in Detroit from 1991 until 2001. He has been with Walden University continuously since 2001.
Dr. Ford's current role at Walden is to oversee all field placements for students in the masters and doctoral programs in clinical psychology. This includes helping students locate field placements, approving those placements, reviewing student evaluations by their field supervisor(s), and assisting students through mediation with problems that may arise while they are in field trainig. Prior to coming to Walden, Dr. Ford what a full time clinical practitioner in clinical social work. After completing his Ph.D. in 2001, Dr. Ford completed his post-doctoral traing at an eating disorder clinical in Birmingham, Michigan.
Primary area(s) of research:
Dr. Ford's research interests include psychotherapy outcomes, adolescent psychopathology, as well as eating disorders.
Professional Background: The bulk of Dr. Ford's background has been in clinical practice. He has worked in regional psychiatic hosptials, a private practice, and several community mental health agencies, as well as several group practice settings.