PostGres Profile Detail – Faculty

Valerie R. Ross
Associate Teaching Professor
(206) 520-2413


Ms. Ross is a psychotherapist and currently directs the behavioral science curriculum at the University of Washington Family Medicine program. She is licensed in the state of Washington as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her MFT from Seattle Pacific University and Presbyterian Counseling Services in Seattle, WA. and trained in collaborative care settings at both Group Health Cooperative and the University of Washington. She has taught medical students, residents,faculty and therapists for over 16 years. Her scholarship has focused on Direct Observation in Resident Training, Complexity in Medical Care, and Narrative Medicine. Her teaching interests include relationship-centered care, patient-centered communication, care of complex patients, behavior change in primary care, trauma focused approaches to care, narrative medicine and mind-body medicine. Along with her duties at the University of Washington she is currently serving a second terms as a mentor for new behavioral scientists around the country as part of the Behavioral and Family Systems Fellowship for the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine.