David Bedrick, J.D., Dipl. PW, is an educator, counselor, attorney, organizational consultant, and writer. His broad range of knowledge is apparent in the scope of topics he taught while on the faculty of the University of Phoenix, including courses on philosophy (critical thinking and ethics) and psychology (addictions and dependencies, negotiation and mediation, clinical interviewing, cultural diversity, ethics in human services, and group work), as well as employment law and conflict management in the MBA program. His love of diverse audiences is apparent in the variety of venues where he has taught, such as 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. In 2005, he received the Teacher of the Year Award in Human Services from the University of Phoenix.
As a practitioner of process-oriented psychology, a branch of Jungian psychology, he has worked with groups, couples, and individuals for nearly twenty years. His graduate work in psychology at the University of Minnesota and clinical training at the Process Work Institute, where he is a diplomate and teacher as well as serving on the ethics committee and on the advisory board for the master’s program in conflict resolution, provided the basis for the “love-based psychology” he advocates in this book.
Bedrick has also been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 1999, when he graduated first in his class from Lewis and Clark Law School. His mastery in psychology, conflict resolution, and law led to a focus on family law with a specialty in resolving intractable custody disputes. His dedication to serving the community was acknowledged in 2003 by the Oregon State Bar, which presented him with the Award for the Highest Level of Pro Bono Service.
In 1982, he cofounded the organizational consulting firm Applied Personnel Technologies, Inc. (APT), which utilized cutting-edge expertise in psychometrics to build a survey-feedback system for analyzing and changing organizational cultures, a system that has since been used by such organizations as Honeywell, Polaroid, First Bank, Cray Research, Northwestern National Life, and Control Data Corporation. Bedrick has also served as a team builder and management trainer to organizations ranging from local women’s shelters and United Way to Fortune 500 companies. In 1986, he won the American Society of Training and Developments’ Professional Excellence Award for Technological Innovation in employee development.
Currently, he maintains a practice as a counselor and coach for individuals and groups, and speaks on topics ranging from ethics, diversity, relationships, and conflict facilitation to dreams, diet, body image, anger, and shame.
David works with individuals by phone, Skype, or in person. For further information about David’s workshops, speaking engagements, and one-on-one coaching, contact him by phone at (505) 819-7993 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
BA PSYCHOLOGY & MATHEMATICS
State University College of New York at New Paltz, 1977
University of Minnesota Ph.D. Program, 1978–1982
Hospital Program in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1985—1986
Graduated First in Class, Lewis and Clark’s Northwestern School of Law, 1999
DIPLOMA in PROCESS WORK
Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon, 2007
A four-year program in Process-oriented Psychology (an offshoot of Jungian Psychology) and conflict resolution under the tutelage and supervision of Dr.’s Arnold Mindell, Max Schupbach, and Salome Schwarz.
Bedrick, David. Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology. Santa Fe, NM: Belly Song Press, 2013.
———. Diets are Bad Medicine. Santa Fe, NM: David Bedrick, 2011. PDF e-book.
———. Is Psychology Making Us Sick? Santa Fe, NM: David Bedrick, 2011. PDF e-book.
———. Psychology’s Denial of Diversity. Santa Fe, NM: David Bedrick, 2011. PDF e-book.
———. Relationship Conflict. Santa Fe, NM: David Bedrick, 2011. PDF e-book.
———. “It’s Time to Stop Dieting.” NMASERVIC Counselor Connections newsletter, 2010.
———. ”Rewarding Managers for Developing People.” Sound cassette. Presented at ASTD 1988 National Conference, Dallas. Glendale, CA: Produced for ASTD by Mobiltape Company, 1988.
Bedrick, David and Patricia A. McLagan. “Models for Excellence: The Results of the ASTD Competency Study.” Models for Excellence: The Results of the ASTD Competency Study, 1988.
Bedrick, David and Fred Hansen. People Development Survey (PDS). Applied Personnel Technologies Manual, 1988.
Bedrick, David. Work Environment Questionnaire (WE-Q). Applied Personnel Technologies Manual, 1982.
“What Comes Next? Dreaming Into Our Future,” Four-Week Dream Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico, July 24 – August 14, 2012.
“What’s Wrong with Me? Nothing! Breaking Shame’s Grip,” Santa Fe Public Library, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 16, 2011.
“Debunking Diet Strategies: Body Shame & Body Wisdom,” NMASERVIC (New Mexico Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling) Annual Conference titled “Spirituality and Counseling: Care of Self, Client, and Community,” Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 3-5, 2011.
“Body as Guru: The Dreaming Body,” Santa Fe Public Library, Santa Fe, New Mexico, February 7, 2011.
“The Whole World’s Dreaming: Dreams, Body Symptoms and The Earth,” NMASERVIC (New Mexico Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling) Annual Conference titled “The He(art) and Science of Spirituality,” Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 4-6, 2010.
“Making Friends with Conflict,” with Lisa Blair, M.A., The Scherer Institute of Natural Healing, Santa Fe, New Mexico, February 19, 2010.
“To Eat or Not to Eat: Body Image & Dieting,” The Scherer Institute of Natural Healing, Santa Fe, New Mexico, February 12, 2010.
“The Whole World’s Dreaming,” The Scherer Institute of Natural Healing, Santa Fe, New Mexico, January 22, 2010.
“To Eat or Not to Eat: The Key to Women’s Power and Purpose,” Process Work Institute, Portland, Oregon, October 16, 2009.
“Process-oriented Justice,” with Dr. Max Schupbach, Process Work Institute, Portland, Oregon, October 2003.
“Power, Diversity, Democracy and Love,” Oregon Mediation Association, Annual Fall Conference, November 9, 2001.
“Healing Into Relationship with Ourselves, Others, and the World Around Us,” Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, December 5, 2000.
“Tenderness and Vulnerability: The Power of the Open Heart,” Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, November 28, 2000.
“The Shamed Universe: Paradigms for Change and Healing,” Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, October 16, 2000.
“Coming Home: The Art and Discipline of Loving Ourselves,” Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, September 5, 2000.
“Conflict: The Final Frontier,” Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, June 27, 2000.
“Talking About Abuse: Anger, Power & Empowerment,” Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, May 3, 2000.
“Get Up, Stand Up! Anger, Outrage and Other Freedom Songs,” Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, April 17, 2000.
“Grief: Uncovering the Divine in Feelings of Loss,” Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, February 6, 2000.
“Who’s in Charge? Confronting Issues of Inner Authority,” Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon, January 9, 2000.