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.
TESTS DEVELOPED AND ADAPTED
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 http://personalblueprint.com/bluePrint/blueprint.html)
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|
|Calistoga||Angels’ Camp||Belvedere||So. San Francisco|
|San Leandro||Paso Robles||Reedley||Gridley|
|Corte Madera||Biggs||Chula Vista||Turlock|
|Sonora||San Carlos||Santa Rosa||Redding|
|Suisun City||San Luis Obispo||Sonoma||Lodi|
|Albany||West Sacramento||South Lake Tahoe||Daly City|
|Lake Shasta||San Raphael||Hercules||Vallejo|
|Lake Shastina||Riverdale||Madera||Twin Cities Police Authority|
|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
Napa County Probation
Napa County Corrections
Solano County Probation
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-Mather Air Force Base
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