Ruth Whitall, LICSW

Ruth Whitall, M.S.W.

Certified Teacher, MBCT

Education

MBCT Teacher Certification, UCSD Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, 2017
Completion of Foundational Study and Training in MBSR, Oasis Institute, CFM - 2015
M.S.W., Smith College - 1986
B.A., Grinnell College - 1980

Contact

ruth.whitall@umassmemorial.org

Focus & Interests

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
  • Interplay of Mindfulness and Psychology
  • Women’s Mental Health

Bio

Ruth completed graduate field placements at Yale University Health Services and Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute prior to her first professional position at the Outpatient Mental Health Program, Meriden-Wallingford Hospital,Meriden, CT. She has worked for the past 30 years as a licensed, clinical social worker at the Outpatient Psychiatry Department at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA, and in her private practice in Shrewsbury, MA. She has extensive experience in psychotherapy with adults facing depression, anxiety, stress and trauma. She has a specialty in women’s mental health during the perinatal period and has provided both individual and group therapy for pregnant and postpartum women with mood disorders as well as women who have experienced birth loss.  Her clinical practice integrates mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral therapy and she has taught Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy since 2013. She has presented to high school and graduate students as well as adults new to mindfulness meditation.