Douglas Rait

Clinical Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science - Behavioral Medicine

Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic

  • 401 Quarry Road
  • Stanford, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-9111
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Professional Education

Fellowship: Cornell University Medical College (1986) NY

Fellowship: Harvard Medical School (1985) MA

Professional Education: University of Colorado at Boulder (1985) CO

A.B., magna cum laude w/Honors, Brown University RI, Religious Studies (1979)

Honors & Awards

Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium (2013)

Most Inspiring Mentor Award, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University (2012)

Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium (2012)

Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium (2011)

Academic Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University (2010)

Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium (2009)

Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University (1997)

Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University (1994)

Joan Sadow Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Medical Center (1991)

Administrative Appointments

Director, Stanford Advanced Psychotherapy Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 2012

Chief, Couples and Family Therapy Clinic, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 1993

Director, Family Therapy Program, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 1992

Primary treatment approaches in child and adolescent psychiatry training.
Rait, D. (2012). Primary treatment approaches in child and adolescent psychiatry training. Academic Psychiatry, 36.

Family therapy training in child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship programs.
Rait, D. (2012). Family therapy training in child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship programs. Academic Psychiatry, 36.

Opening steps: A structural approach to working with couples.
Rait, Ds. (2010). Opening steps: A structural approach to working with couples. In A. Gurman (Ed.), Clinical casebook of couple therapy. New York: Guilford..

Schizophrenia: A family psychoeducational approach.
Rait, Ds., Glick, & ID. (2010). Schizophrenia: A family psychoeducational approach. In C. Taylor (Ed.), How to practice evidence-based psychiatry: Basic principles and case studies. Washington: American Psychiatric Press..

A model for reintegrating family therapy training in psychiatric residency programs.
Rait, D., Glick, & I. (2008). A model for reintegrating family therapy training in psychiatric residency programs. Academic Psychiatry, 32.

Reintegrating family therapy training in psychiatric residency programs: Making the case.
Rait, D., Glick, & I. (2008). Reintegrating family therapy training in psychiatric residency programs: Making the case. Academic Psychiatry, 32.

Marital and family therapy: 4th Edition. Washington: American Psychiatric Press.
Glick, I. B. E. C. J. R. D. (2000). Marital and family therapy: 4th Edition. Washington: American Psychiatric Press..

Perspectives on the therapeutic alliance in brief couples and family.
Rait D. (1998). Perspectives on the therapeutic alliance in brief couples and family. In J Safran & JC Muran (Eds.), The therapeutic alliance in brief psychotherapy. Washington: Amer Psych Assn.

Working with couples and families: A systemic aproach.
Rait D, Ross J, & Rao S. (1997). Working with couples and families: A systemic aproach. In M O?Connor (Ed.), Treating the psychological consequences of HIV.

Solving family conflicts, Fears and phobias in children, Chronically ill children and adolescents, Family therapy
Rait, D. (1996). Solving family conflicts, Fears and phobias in children, Chronically ill children and adolescents, Family therapy. The Parent Handbook: Microsoft Network. Redmond: Microsoft Corporation..

AN INFERTILITY PRIMER FOR FAMILY THERAPISTS .1. MEDICAL, SOCIAL, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS
Meyers, M., Diamond, R., KEZUR, D., Scharf, C., WEINSHEL, M., & RAIT, D. S. (1995). AN INFERTILITY PRIMER FOR FAMILY THERAPISTS .1. MEDICAL, SOCIAL, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS. FAMILY PROCESS, 34(2), 219-229.

AN INFERTILITY PRIMER FOR FAMILY THERAPISTS .2. WORKING WITH COUPLES WHO STRUGGLE WITH INFERTILITY
Meyers, M., WEINSHEL, M., Scharf, C., KEZUR, D., Diamond, R., & RAIT, D. S. (1995). AN INFERTILITY PRIMER FOR FAMILY THERAPISTS .2. WORKING WITH COUPLES WHO STRUGGLE WITH INFERTILITY. FAMILY PROCESS, 34(2), 231-240.

The therapeutic alliance in couples and family therapy: Theory in practice
RAIT, D. S. (1995). The therapeutic alliance in couples and family therapy: Theory in practice. IN SESSION-PSYCHOTHERAPY IN PRACTICE, 1(1), 59-72.

Dimensions of work-family interface.
Cramton C, & Rait D. (1994). Dimensions of work-family interface. Community Psychologist, 27.

LIVES IN A BALANCE - PERCEIVED FAMILY FUNCTIONING AND THE PSYCHOSOCIAL ADJUSTMENT OF ADOLESCENT CANCER SURVIVORS
RAIT, D. S., Ostroff, J. S., Smith, K., Cella, D. F., Tan, C., & Lesko, L. M. (1992). LIVES IN A BALANCE - PERCEIVED FAMILY FUNCTIONING AND THE PSYCHOSOCIAL ADJUSTMENT OF ADOLESCENT CANCER SURVIVORS. FAMILY PROCESS, 31(4), 383-397.

Family assessment in oncology settings.
Feldstein M, & Rait D. (1992). Family assessment in oncology settings. Cancer Nursing, 15.

The family context of AIDS.
RAIT, D. S. (1991). The family context of AIDS. Psychiatric medicine, 9(3), 423-439.

Informed consent in the electroconvulsive treatment of geriatric patients.
Levine, S. B., Blank, K., Schwartz, H. I., & RAIT, D. S. (1991). Informed consent in the electroconvulsive treatment of geriatric patients. The Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 19(4), 395-403.

A FAMILY - SYSTEMS-APPROACH TO THE PATIENT WITH CANCER
RAIT, D. S. (1989). A FAMILY - SYSTEMS-APPROACH TO THE PATIENT WITH CANCER. CANCER INVESTIGATION, 7(1), 77-81.

The family of the patient with cancer
Rait, D., Lederberg, & M. (1989). The family of the patient with cancer. In Holland, J.C. & Rowland, J. (Eds.). Psychological Care of the Patient with Cancer: Handbook of Psycho-oncology. New York: Oxford Press..

CHARACTERISTICS OF PSYCHIATRIC CONSULTATIONS IN A PEDIATRIC CANCER CENTER
RAIT, D. S., Jacobsen, P. B., Lederberg, M. S., & Holland, J. C. (1988). CHARACTERISTICS OF PSYCHIATRIC CONSULTATIONS IN A PEDIATRIC CANCER CENTER. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 145(3), 363-364.

Family therapy practice survey.
Rait D. (1988). Family therapy practice survey. Family Therapy Networker.

Stress reactions in adolescent cancer patients.
Rait D, Smith K, Cella D, & Lesko L. (1988). Stress reactions in adolescent cancer patients. Leukemia, 2.

Pediatric cancer: Psychosocial issues and approaches.
Rait DS, & Holland JC. (1986). Pediatric cancer: Psychosocial issues and approaches. Mediguide to Oncology.