Curriculum Vitae

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Gordon D. Wolf, Ph.D.


Ph.D.     Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology-Fresno, July, 1980

M.A.      Social/Personality Psychology, New York University, June, 1977

B.A.       Bachelor of Business Administration, Tulane University, June, 1964


Licensed Psychologist, State of California, 1983 (#PSY-9174)

Licensed Psychologist, State of Ohio, 1980, #3157 (Issued: 12/5/1981, Expired: 9/30/1986)


Practice of Public Safety Psychology. Services: Currently providing PESs, FFDEs, CIDs, and organizational development services. Client base is over 100 Public Safety organizations. Research: Assaying low base rate behaviors in P&PS services through the application
of the Social Psychological model of Attachment Theory in examination and training processes.

Based on the above practice. My client base widened to include public and private sector based organizations to whom I provided services related to employee selection, leadership training and organizational development.

Geometry of Life Programs of Self-Awareness. Over the past 30 years I’ve developed and implemented self-awareness programs focused on performance improvement for Key Employees, and Leaders, and programs for people interested in greater self-awareness that will allow them to create success as they define it with peace of mind.


Wright State University School of Psychology-Adjunct Assistant Professor, 1980-1983

Wright State University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry-Adjunct Assistant Professor, 1980-1983

Hastings College of the Law, University of California, San Francisco-Adjunct Faculty, 1983-1992

Benicia High School-Visiting Lecturer in Psychology, 2006

Northern California Criminal Justice Training Center & Police Academy, Santa Rosa, California: 2000-2005

Napa Valley College Police Academy-Lecturer Napa, California: 1999, 2000, 2008


American Psychological Association Divisions

California State Psychological Association

Napa-Solano Psychological Association

Society for Police and Criminal Psychology

International Association of Chiefs of Police


Corey, D.M. & Wolf, G.D. Management By Resource (and associated workbooks for each department in a city government.) Napa, CA.: Wolf, Corey, Inc., 1984. Taught that managers’ efforts increased productivity and reduced risk more effectively when keyed toward removing 9 obstacles to performance than motivating employees. Became the basis for our organizations organizational consulting efforts for the better part of a decade. Was central to work discussed in Corey & Wolf (1990, 1992) and Wolf (1994).

Corey, D.M., & Wolf, G.D. “An Organizational Approach to Reducing Stress Injuries,” paper presented at the joint conference of the American Psychological Association and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, D.C., (1990, November).

Corey, D.M., & Wolf, G.D. “An Integrated Approach to Reducing Stress Injuries in Law Enforcement Agencies,” in L.R. Murphey, J.J. Hurrell, & J.C. Quick (Eds.) Stress and well being at work: Assessments and interventions for occupational mental health. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association (1992, November).

Wolf, G.D. Defensive Answering on the Tennessee Self Concept Scale. Masters Thesis, New York University, 1976.

Wolf, G.D. Child Abuse: A Response to the Subjective Perception of Stress.
Dissertation Abstracts International, 1980.

Wolf, G.D. “Behavioral Treatment of Renal Disease Puritis,” Annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, 1984.

Wolf, G.D. “Family Metaphors Underlying Chronic Pain,” National Symposium on Pain. Indianapolis, IN, 1982.

Wolf, G.D. “Behavioral Rehearsal: A Method of Changing Mutually Reinforcing Pain Behaviors
to Well Behaviors,”
National Symposium on Pain, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1982.

Wolf, G.D., & Corey, D. M. “How to Turn Technicians into Effective Managers,” Western City Magazine, February, (1988), 31, pp. 12-14.

Wolf, G.D. “Pre-Employment Psychological Screening: The First Line of Defense Against Workplace Stress,” American Psychological Association/National Institute For Occupational Safety and Health Conference,
Stress in the 90’s: A Changing Workforce in a Changing Workplace (November), 1992.

Wolf, G.D. “Understanding and Reducing Employee Stress Claims: Findings from a Survey of Public Employers,” American Psychological Association/National Institute For Occupational Safety and Health Conference,
Stress in the 90’s: A Changing Workforce in a Changing Workplace (November), 1994.

Wolf, Gordon D. “Developing Performance Criteria for Pre-Employment Screenings,”
The Police Chief Magazine, August, (1999),pp. 30-32.

Wolf, Gordon D. “An objective test of Attachment Theory in the work place,”
Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA., 2008.

Wolf, Gordon D. “The transition from civilian to police officer,”
Annual Convention of the Society of Criminal and Police Psychology. Chicago, Ill. October, 2011.

Wolf, Gordon D. No More Faceplants: How to develop secure relationships and the life you want.
Self-help manuscript explaining Attachment Theory to the general reader. Napa: Personal BluePrint Publishing, 2012.

Zoppel, T. & Wolf, G. “Proactive EAP Revisited: Key Characteristics and Client Satisfaction,”
American Psychological Association/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Conference,
Stress in the 90’s: A Changing Workforce in a Changing Workplace (November), 1992.


B-PAD. With David Corey and Randy Rand. Interactive test of interpersonal Behavior (interpersonal sensitivity and task completion). The BPAD is used by over 600 Public Safety Agencies in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Personal BluePrint Inventory (PBI) 180 question test. Two versions: one measures 14 interpersonal situations; the other measures 10 POST Traits. Normed on police applicants and more general population (at

Irrational Beliefs Test (IBT). A widely used and recognized test of cognitive behaviors (Woods, P. 1992). I developed an interpretation schema, IBT: Interpersonal Beliefs Test, related to Attachment Theory, but that used all extant questions and norms.

Dispatch Multiple Tasking Test. Computer based test of all components of multiple tasking and
then true multiple tasking. The results print out scores of each component and multiple tasking scores including mistakes.

List of Police & Public Safety Clients that have engaged the services of Psychological Resources, Inc.,
dba Wolf Consulting Group, Gordon D. Wolf, PhD

Municipal Police Departments
Atherton Healdsburg Ione Walnut Creek
Benicia Willits Antioch Simi Valley
Pittsburg Moraga/Orinda Oakland Etna
Calistoga Angels’ Camp Belvedere So. San Francisco
St. Helena Novato Petaluma Folsom
Clayton Belmont Brentwood Susanville
San Leandro Paso Robles Reedley Gridley
Corte Madera Biggs Chula Vista Turlock
Sausalito Pleasanton San Francisco Vacaville
Davis Chico Concord Jackson
Sonora San Carlos Santa Rosa Redding
Fairfield Cloverdale Danville Angels Camp
Suisun City San Luis Obispo Sonoma Lodi
Fremont Livermore Eureka Nevada City
Albany West Sacramento South Lake Tahoe Daly City
Newark Milpitas Fortuna Pleasanton
Tracy Yreka Tiburon Willows
Union City Willows Hayward Novato
Woodland Gridley Ukiah Kensington
Lake Shasta San Raphael Hercules Vallejo
Lake Shastina Riverdale Madera Twin Cities Police Authority


Sheriff’s Departments
Contra Costa County Sheriffs Department Siskiyou County Sheriffs Department
Santa Clara County Sheriffs Department Placer County Sheriffs Department
Marin County Sheriffs Department Butte County Sheriffs Department
Napa County Sheriffs Department Shasta County Sheriffs Department
Sonoma County Sheriffs Department Yuba County Sheriffs Department
Nevada County Sheriffs Department Lake County Sheriffs Department
El Dorado County Sheriffs Department Sutter County Sheriffs Department
Solano County Sheriffs Department Humboldt County Sheriffs Department
Mono County Sheriffs Department Yolo County Sheriffs Department
Tuolumne County Sheriffs Department Mendocino County Sheriffs Department
San Joaquin County Sheriffs Department Tehama County Sheriffs Department

Corrections and Probation Departments

Santa Clara County Work Furlough Program
Sonoma County
Napa County Probation
Napa County Corrections
Solano County Probation
Yolo County
Siskiyou County Probation

Evaluations of Hospital Public Safety Personnel

Adventist Health Systems
Kaiser Permanente System
Mercy San Juan Hospital
Mercy Sacramento Hospital
Martinez City and County Hospital

Government — Federal

VAMC-Police-San Francisco
VAMC-Police-Mather Air Force Base
Federal Depot-Herlong

Government — Regional

Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)-Public Safety Planning
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART

Fire Departments and Fire Protection Districts

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District
East Diablo Fire Protection District
Galt Fire Protection District
Manteca-Lathrop Fire District Riverview Fire District
Marin County Fire Protection District
City of Fairfield Fire Department
City of Vacaville Fire Department
City of Napa Fire Department
City of Tracy Fire Department
City of Redding Fire Department
Tracy Rural Fire Protection District
Windsor Fire District
City of Eureka Fire Department

Educational Institutions – Public Safety Evaluations

Humboldt State University
Napa Valley College
Oakland School District
Santa Rosa Junior College
Solano Community College
Sonoma State University
University of California, Berkeley