David Bedrick J.D., Dipl. PW

David Bedrick, JD

David Bedrick, J.D., Dipl. PW, is a speaker, counselor, attorney, and teacher. He spent eight years on the faculty of the University of Phoenix and has taught, for the U.S. Navy, 3M, the American Society of Training and Development, the Process Work Institute, psychological associations, and small groups focusing on personal growth. He has received notable awards for teaching, employee development, and legal service to the community. He is the author of the acclaimed Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology and the forthcoming title Revisioning Activism: Bringing Depth, Dialogue, and Diversity to Individual and Social Change (Belly Song Press, 2017). 

David completed graduate work in psychology at the University of Minnesota and clinical training at the Process Work Institute, where he is a diplomate and adjunct faculty member as well as a member of the ethics committee and the advisory board for the master of arts program in conflict facilitation. As a practitioner of process-oriented psychology—a branch of Jungian psychology—he has worked with groups, couples, and individuals for over twenty years. David is an expert on the topics of shame, night time dreams, diets and body image, diversity and social injustice, and alternative psychological paradigms and is available for speaking engagements. He counsels individuals and couples internationally. Connect with David at www.davidbedrick.com.

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Is Psychology Making Us Sick?

This blog “talks back” to a century of normative psychology, an approach that often has more to do with socialization than well-being. It presents a love-based psychology that:

  • Embraces authenticity instead of suggesting “fixes”
  • Views deviations from “the norm” as reflections of nature’s diversity
  • Believes in the power and intelligence of feelings
  • Recognizes the larger culture’s role in individual suffering
  • Sees conflict as necessary for building sustainable relationships
  • Regards our greatest difficulties as our strongest allies
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