J. Cliff Green, M.D.

Work experience/areas of interest:

J. Cliff Green, M.D.Cliff Green, M.D. SymbolMy experience in Psychiatry began with a residency at The Menninger School of Psychiatry in Topeka, Kansas. After residency, I was Chief of Psychiatry at Forbes Air Force base in Topeka and Instructor in the Menninger School of Psychiatry where I supervised Menninger Psychiatric Residents who worked in our clinic. As Chief of Psychiatry, I evaluated and treated Active Duty Air Force personnel and their families.

My next career stop was Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. It was a 150 bed, private, psychiatric hospital owned by Duke University. We evaluated and treated patients from the Southeastern part of the US who had not done well in their community hospitals. I became an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Duke, Clinical Director of Highland Hospital, Consultant to the Medical Director of Broughton State Hospital and again supervised psychiatric residents in training.

Current clinical work:

I then moved to Spokane and began practice with a brother who is a Psychiatrist and another brother who is a Psychologist. I helped with the design of Sacred Heart’s Psychiatric Unit, served for a time as Interim Director, admitted patients to the unit and have done consultations for other physicians at all of our Spokane Hospitals. I was the Medical Director of Pinecrest Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. I currently have a private office practice and am a Courtesy Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Washington.

For a number of years, I worked with one of the best known Short-Term psychotherapists, Habib Davanloo, M.D., a Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University Medical School in Montreal, Quebec. I served as a Board member of the American Institute for Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy and was on the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.

In keeping with that experience, I teach psychotherapy in our Residency and supervise psychiatric residents in their work with patients.