R.Duncan Wallace, MD, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, has been a psychotherapist for forty-eight years and has served as medical director of eight psychiatric hospitals, eleven inpatient programs, psychiatric consultant to four hospitals, medical director of three adolescent residential treatment programs and one eating disorder residential program, outpatient programs and conducts a continuous private practice. Currently he is medical director of The Marian Center geropsychiatry hospital, adolescent inpatient director of Salt Lake Behavioral Health Hospital, formerly its start up medical director, and medical director of a post adoption clinic, Frontline Services,for children and adolescents. While he treats people of all ages, he has a special place in his heart for adolescents.
His training includes The University of Utah Medical School (1963, MD), internship (Intern of the Year), San Diego County Hospital (1964), psychiatry residency at the University of Utah Medical Center (1967), and an adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Child Psychiatry Dept., Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Yeshiva University, NY(1967).
Dr. Wallace served his country as an Air Force psychiatrist at Wilford Hall Hospital, Lackland AFB, Texas (1967-1969). He returned to his roots, establishing his home and practice in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1969. Thus began a long career that included a number of interests. He was a Peace Corps consultant, a community mental health center psychiatrist, a collaborator with creative photographers at workshops through The University of California at Santa Cruz, a presenter at The Society of Photographic Educators about the creative process. He made presentations at the World Future Society meetings, Education Section, on a universal and central information system of the mind. Dr. Wallace developed an interest in the psychiatrics of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, particularly head injuries, but also strokes and spinal cord injuries.
He is a former president of the Utah Psychiatric Association. Cambridge's Who's Who featured Dr. Wallace as their lead expert in their 101 Top Industry Experts (2009).
Beginning in 1971 he started making discoveries about patterns in the mind which could make changes in well being, remove anxiety, and handle varieties of uncertainty we encounter in life. These could be applied consciously and immediately cause beneficial change. Pursuing these discoveries and further ones eventually led to the truths that comprise his book just published, The Book of Psychological Truths: A Psychiatrist's Guide to Really Good Thinking for Really Great Living. Along the way he organized and conducted a think tank of professionals and bright lay people that met weekly for thirteen years to discuss, refine and apply the discoveries.
From early childhood on he has always wanted to know "why". When others could no longer give him good answers -- his psychiatry professors, supervisors, colleagues, and reading -- he began his own discovering, breaking through uncertainties and unknowns until he had answers and clarity. This process of discovery continues to this day. He still practices his twin passions of psychiatry and creative mind growth in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dr. Wallace loves his family and loyal friends. He and his wife Gerrie share their love and their love of family -- six children and sixteen grandchildren. For leisure they golf, fly fish, and travel.
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Blog Posts by Duncan Wallace
Depression, Despair, and Suicide Risk in Children and TeensDuncan WallaceNovember 22, 2012
Depression If any of the below occur and you see these in your child (or in yourself, a spouse, or another relative), get professional help fast. Your pediatrician or family doctor can guide you.Read full story
Loss and DivorceDuncan WallaceNovember 21, 2012
Losses from Divorce If you are divorcing it is very important to sit down with your children, preferably both of you together, and later separately, and tell them these things repeatedly:Read full story