Rob Woodman

Profile Updated: November 14, 2023
Rob Woodman
Residing In Davis, CA USA
Spouse/Partner Richard Connon, Ph.D.
Homepage DrRobWoodman.com
Occupation Psychologist
Children, grandchildern none
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Graduated from San Jose State; BA music
Served in Viet Nam on river and coastal patrol. Invaded Cambodia
Graduated from Stanford; MA music education
Studied music in Paris, France and Toulon, France
Graduated from The Professional School of Psychology; Ph.D. clinical psychology
Completed Neuropsychology residency at UC Davis School of Medicine
Graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University; Post-Doctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP)


After serving in VietNam I came back to the US where I did graduate school in education at Stanford. Then I moved to France. I did more graduate work completing all but a dissertation for a doctorate in music. More important to me at the time was my work at the conservatory trying to become a conductor. I ended up at the Conservatory of Toulon where I got artist diplomas in trumpet, conducting and, of all things, acting.

When I returned to the states I was sort of lost for a while. Despite my diplomas, I was not really good enough to earn much of a living as a musician. Eventually, somewhat by a fluke, I ended up back in graduate school to become a psychologist. I'm a much better psychologist than I ever was a musician.

I've lived in Davis for the past 30 years. I was faculty in a Family Practice Residency Program for nearly a decade. It was during that time that I did the Post-Doctoral Master of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology. I have been active ever since to get prescriptive authority for specially trained psychologists. I was on the board of the state psychological association and was president of the regional psychological association.

Coming out as gay in about 1978, I've never married and never had children, and survived the epidemic. A great many of my friends did not. I had a few relationships along the way but none nearly as good as the one I have now. My partner Richard is an Associate Professor at UC Davis where he does toxicology research. Originally from Argentina, he was educated in England and came to this country 9 years ago.

Internet entrepreneur; www.GayHopper.com I started a website where members of the LGBT community can stay with each other for free when traveling.

School Story

I have fond memories of playing trumpet in the band and cello in the orchestra.

Places you have visited

I lived for a year in Vietnam and six years in France. I have visited all of the Western European countries, Russia, Mexico and Costa Rica. My partner is from Argentina, and we have visited there several times for up to a month.

Your plans for the next 10 years

My partner, Richard, and I are now both retired. We work almost the same but with less stress. I volunteer for TeleHelp Ukraine seeing patients online with an interpreter.
We are now living in the Malaga region of Spain. Think tapas, sunshine, and Mediterranean, a very accepting society, and low political stress, at least for us. If you come to Spain, let me know and I'll show you around.

Hobbies & interests

I sang with the Vocal Art Ensemble in Davis. We have four tours of Europe. Now that I live in Spain, I am looking for the right group to sing with.

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Jere and I had known each other in elementary and Jr. Hi.  We got to know each other well in high school.  We had English just before lunch and then I'd take him out and help him eat.  We had a small group of friends who would meet daily for lunch.  Jere got a cold and his system was so weak that he died.  I was one of his pallbearaers.

I saw Jere's mother after his brother died.  She worked so hard to give her sons as much life as they could have.  She looked years younger without the stress and she was happy, though sad to have lost her sons.

It is good to have Jere remembered as part of our class.

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Life on the Willamette looks good. It has been years since we last ran into each other. I hope you are doing well.

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One wonders what you are competing with your dogs for. Might it be space in bed?
Please share some of your art work.

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