Name: Ruth Olmer
Degree: Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD), Clinical Psychology, Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy
Title: Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Faculty
Where did you complete internship? Otis R. Bowen Center, Fort Wayne, IN
Where did you complete post-doc training? VA Black Hills Healthcare System, Fort Meade, SD
Orientation: Systemic and Solution-Focused
Research interest: Neuropsychological screening within the PCHB model; effect of group treatment access on frequency of primary care utilization; couple and parenting interventions within the PCBH model.
What draws you to primary care? The variety of presenting problems I can encounter in this setting and the opportunity to reach people who would never access traditional mental health services.
What keeps you at CHCW? The opportunity for variety in my professional activities, the friendly environment, and believing in the mission of CHCW.
What do you like about the Yakima area? The variety things to do: restaurants, wineries, breweries, tons of outdoor activities, festivals, and lots of nearby towns/cities to explore.
What do you do for fun? Play with my dog, watch Netflix, read, go hiking, kayaking, cook, and try new foods.
Last three articles/book chapters & last three presentations?
Olmer, R., & Brown, K. S. (2016). Divorce Mediation. In C. L. Shehan (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Family Studies. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell
Olmer, R., & Brown, K. S. (2016). Involuntary Childlessness. In C. L. Shehan (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Family Studies. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell
Olmer, R. (2015, April – August). DBT Skills. Presentation at the RSP Training Workshops, Otis R. Bowen Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana. (Repeating workshop)
Olmer, R. (2015, May). Working with Angry Clients. Presentation at the RSP Training Workshops, The Otis R. Bowen Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana.(Repeating workshop)
Olmer, S., & Olmer, R. (2015, May). Serving Servicemen and Women. Presentation at the CIT 2015 Annual Seminar, Otis R. Bowen Center, Warsaw, Indiana.