Dr. Ruth P. Newton, Ph.D.

Dr. Ruth P. Newton, Ph.D.is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 12117) specialized in the use of attachment and affect regulation theories in interventions from birth through adulthood. She was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD and has been in the Allan Schore Los Angeles Study Group for Affective Neurobiology since 2004. Dr. Newton has extensive clinical experience working with children of all ages, individual adults, couples, and families using attachment and affect regulation interventions. She is the author of The Attachment Connection designed to help parents raise secure, emotionally regulated children. Dr. Newton is the originator and developer of Integrative Regulation Therapy (iRT). Contact Dr. Newton at ruthnewton@newton-center.com


All Newton Center for Affect Regulation services are performed by independent licensed mental health clinicians and/or supervised licensing eligible interns trained in  iRT.

NCAR Staff

Paola K. Sabio, MS Project Coordinator and Project Clinician
Candida G. Martinez, MS Research Assistant
Maria G. Ortega, LMFT Project Clinician
Marilyn Lopez-Eguia, BS Data Entry & Administrative Assistant

Current Projects

First 5/HDS/FHCSD/NCAR Behavioral 3 Dyadic Parent/Infant Intervention and the Maternal Services Project for Central Region

Grants funded through Family Health Centers San Diego, lead agent for the East and Central Regions of San Diego County for Healthy Development Services (HDS) funded by First 5 San Diego focusing on improving the “physical health, developmental status, school readiness, and life prospects of all children ages 0-5.” The Parent/Infant Project provides services in the Central Region to high risk, low income mothers and their infants under 12 months of age. The Maternal Services Project provides services in the Central Region to depressed, low income mothers and their children age birth to 5 years.