Judith Wallerstein

passed away June 18, 2012

Judith Wallerstein, long time NCFR member and noted researcher, passed away June 18 at the age of 90. Judith was well-known in the field for her extensive study of the children of divorce. In 1971, Ms. Wallerstein began studying 131 children from 60 divorced families in Marin County, Calif. She followed them for 25 years, conducting intensive interviews every five years.

She earned a bachelor's degree from Hunter College in 1943 and a master's in social work from Columbia University in 1946. She then trained at the Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis, part of the Menninger Foundation, and earned a doctorate in psychology from Lund University in Sweden in 1978. She taught at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1966 to 1991. Read the New York Times article about Judith here.