About Me

 

Provider Profile: Ruth Gentry Ph.D.

 

Dr. Gentry is a clinical psychologist with expertise in non medication treatment of sleep disorders and health related concerns such as chronic pain, depression and anxiety. She is licensed psychologist in both California and Nevada. She is adjunct professor for  Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Nevada-Reno School of Medicine. Please see credentials below.

LICENSURE

September 2011 California psychologist licensure #24522
September 2012 Nevada psychologist licensure # 0659
Board Eligible for Certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine 
Board Eligible for American Board Certification in Clinical Health Psychology (ABPP)

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology (2010) – University of Nevada, Reno
Dissertation: "Facilitating Conversation in Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease: An Idiographic Approach to Training Family Caregivers" 

M.A. Clinical Psychology (2005) – University of Nevada, Reno
Masters Thesis: "Facilitating Conversation in Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease"

B.S. Psychology (2001) – Texas A&M University
Undergrad Honors Thesis: "Somatic Complaints in Older Adults: Symptoms of Depression or Signs of Aging?"

TRAINING

2010-2011 Postdoctoral/Residency Fellowship in Health Psychology and Integrated Care West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs
2009-2010 Clincal Psychology Internship specialization in geropsychology West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

2012-2013: Developed an insomnia treatment program in the mental health clinic at the VA Sierra Nevada.
2010: Developed a womens weight management MOVE program in the womens health clinic at West LA VA.
2010: Assisted in development and implementation of a multidiscplinary/integrated pain rehabilitation program at West LA VA.

CAREER

2013-Present Adjunct Professor Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences University of Nevada-Reno School of Medicine
2013-Present  Clinical Director of Integrated Sleep & Wellness, PLLC.
2012-2013  Staff psychologist Mental Health Clinic VA Sierra Nevada
2011-2012 Staff Psychologist Reno Sparks Indian Colony

TEACHING

2008 Instructor Psychology of Aging University of Nevada-Reno

COMMITTEES

2013 Board member of Northern Nevada Psychological Association
2012-2013 Chair of the Northern Nevada Early Career Psychologist

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Psychological Association
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology; Lifetime Member
APA Division 20; Adult Development and Aging
APA Division 38, Health Psychology
Contextual Science
Gerontological Society of America
Psychologists in Long Term Care
Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

2013 American Psychological Association Early Career Psychologist award awarded at the 2013 APA conference in Honolulu
2004-2010 American Indian Graduate Center Scholarship 
2004-2005, 2006-2007 & 2008  Sanford Center for Aging Scholarship
2004 START MH Aging Research Research Mentorship 
2002-2004 UNR Jim Mikawa Ethnic Minority Fund 
2002-2003 UNR Graduate School Academic Fellowship; Research Assistant Funding 
1998-2008 Muscogee Creek Federal Indian Scholarship