In Memoriam: Wilbert E. Fordyce

Wilbert E. Fordyce, PhD
Seattle, USA

Professor Wilbert “Bill” Evans Fordyce passed away October 15, 2009. Bill received his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Washington in 1953. After working at the Seattle VA hospital for several years, he joined the university’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in 1959 as an assistant professor. He became full professor in 1970, and professor emeritus in 1993. Bill pioneered the use of behavioral psychological principles in the treatment of chronic pain. He was a founding member of IASP and the American Pain Association, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. Among his many contributions to IASP, Bill served on Council from 1987 to 1993.