D. Kenneth Montfort , PhD
- Assistant Professor, Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Ken Montfort, PhD received his Bachelor of Arts, with a major in Psychology and a minor in Educational Studies from what is now the College of Idaho in 2002. He went to work at the Judevine Center for Autism in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was a program manager for a residential supported living program for adults with autism for 2 years. He then moved to Houston, where he worked as a research coordinator in a private practice that specialized in Relationship Development Intervention (RDI®) for 2 years. In 2006, he went to teach at The Westview School, a local private school that specializes in educating students with autism spectrum disorder. After several years, he moved into a position as a Behavior Specialist, supporting students, families, and staff with a variety of behavioral and psychological challenges. He received his Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University in 2012 and attended the pre-doctoral internship program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), in the Psychiatry department during the 2016-2017 academic year before returning to The Westview School to help launch a new psychology clinic, The Stewart Center. He graduated magna cum laude with his PhD in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University in 2018 and obtained full licensure as a Clinical Psychologist in 2019.
His clinical training includes a variety of psychological assessment techniques, Solution-Oriented Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and behavior modification (Applied Behavior Analysis). His clinical interests include family functioning and parental stress, parent coaching, improving quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities, clinical assessment, and community awareness/education.
- Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology
- Fielding Graduate University
Areas of Interest
- Psychological assessment
- Individual and family therapy
- Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout the lifespan
- Family functioning and parental stress
- Parent coaching
- Improving quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities