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Ph.D. & M.A. Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida
Subspecialty: Personality
B.A. Psychology, Furman University
Internship Psychology Clinic - Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics and University Counseling Center, University of Florida

 Doctoral Dissertation:  Figurative Versus Operative Cues in the Acquisition of Conservation of Number, 1976
C. Russell Clifton, Ph.D., Retired

C. Russell Clifton, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and has provided services to City of Gainesville employees over the past 10 years through contract with CPANCF.

C. Russell Clifton, Ph.D. has functioned in managerial roles and is well-versed in training and supervising staff. Dr. Clifton entered private practice after serving as a Clinician/Administrator for 9 years at the North Central Florida Community Mental Health Center in Gainesville. He also benefits from 4 years of experience as a past Director of Psychological Services at Grant Center Hospital, a child psychiatric facility

Dr. Clifton is experienced in forensic expert testimony and child custody evaluations.  He has provided testimony in Baker Act Hearings, juvenile justice cases, custody proceedings and child welfare cases.

Dr. Clifton has been active in the Gainesville and Alachua County community. Dr. Clifton served on the original Alachua County Child Abuse Committee and was one of the original trainers for the Guardian Ad Litem Program. He has served as President of the N. Central Florida Chapter of the Florida Psychological Association, the Alachua Chapter of ChaDD, and has been active in his church and the Cross Country Boosters at Eastside High School.

A seasoned and eloquent speaker, Dr. Clifton has conducted numerous community and professional workshops on a broad range of mental health topics and provided public information regarding mental health needs of children, adolescents, and families.

  Letter to Divorced Parents about Child Therapy


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