About Dr. Ellen

Education: Bachelor of Arts in the Humanities ('68) from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis Campus); Masters of Special Education (W&M '71); Advanced Certificate in Counseling (W&M '76); Doctorate in Counseling Psychology (W&M '77); Extensive Post-doctoral training affiliation with the Bowen Family Center in Washington, DC
Clinical Specialty: The Bowen Theory of Family Emotional Functioning and its Treatment Applications

Clinical and Consultative Experience: 25 years in outpatient community mental health services and private practice, many of those as a senior staff psychologist in Virginia's Chapter 10 Community Mental Health System; focus included outpatient family work, staff training, consultation responsibilities with regional human service professionals (emergency rescue and ICU personnel, Hospice, fire department and police personnel, city/county governments, school systems and educator groups, the Virginia courts system), as well as a keynote speaker for local, state and national professional conferences and conventions over many years

Family Book Credit: How Families Work by Dr. Ellen K. Rudolph (author, illustrator and webmaster); this book focuses on the relationships between husbands and wives and children over several generations of marriage. It is available as a free online public service project

Children's Book Credit: Willi Gets a History Lesson in Virginia's Historic Triangle by Dr. Ellen K. Rudolph (author and illustrator): targeted to elementary school-aged children. See also this promotional video with children from the Rawls Byrd Primary School in Williamsburg, Virginia. It is available as a free online public service project

Teaching Affiliations: adjunct faculty positions with Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA); the College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, VA); Eastern State Hospital Psychiatric Residency Program (Williamsburg, VA); Thomas Nelson Community College (Hampton, VA); and Pellissippi State Technical Community College (Knoxville, TN)
Community Involvment: active on numerous board of directors of city and county human service agencies in Tidewater Virginia; active in local government citizen committees in James City County, VA; long-time Board President of the Williamsburg Area Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Williamsburg, VA (1979-1992); experienced Virginia wildlife rehabilitator and educator; member of the Board of Directors of the Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation (SMACF) in Blount County, TN during the construction of a first-ever county-wide animal center; founder and charter board member of Mountain Miatas of East TN; pro bono photographer for Appalachian Bear Rescue in Townsend, TN

Photography Interests: free-lance photojournalism with extended projects in South Africa, Namibia, Singapore, continental Australia, Suriname (South America), Provence (France), Costa Rica, Ecuador and the United States.

U.S. focus: wildlife conservation, preservation and protection of Florida's 1st magnitude springs; American Black Bear rescue and rehabilitation; public education projects about the Great Smoky Mountains; student mentoring

Professional Memberships: Nikon Professional Services (NPS); International League of Conservation Writers

A Major Photography Client:
College of William & Mary

Official photographer for over 20-years including venues for the President’s Office; the President’s House; various W&M Endowment Boards; Office of University Development, Office of University Publications; W&M Alumni Association, W&M Alumni Gazette; W&M News, VIP graduation and Charter Day events; Christopher Wren Building events including intimate Wren Chapel weddings; Mason School of Business and Executive MBA Programs; W&M Law School; W&M’s Muscarelle Museum of Art; W&M’s master garden program; various W&M archtectural documentaries; W&M’s McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center and its ITA Women’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame, and more

A Major Award: for the research, design and implementation of the prototype for teacher-centric Elementary School Guidance Programs (under the auspices of a four-year federal HEW grant). Project was based in the Williamsburg-James City County (Virginia) School System (1970-1975) at the Rawls Bryd Primary School
Cultural Avocations: piano, saxophone, flute; dancing; jazz; photography; Apple computers and devices; roadsters; theoretical physics; constitutional politics; American and world history, classic and foreign films; world travel; editorial commentary; systems thinking; books; conservation education...and cats


A Self-portrait: reflections at the Keyboard








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