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Bryant Welch has been a nationally prominent psychologist for over thirty years. Dr. Welch graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School before receiving his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976. He is also a Research Associate graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.

Dr. Welch is an experienced San Francisco psychotherapist. He has provided over 35,000 hours of direct clinical care to individuals and couples from all walks of life. He is a Distinguished Practitioner member of the National Academy of Practice and holds the Diplomate in Clinical Psychology. In August of 2005, Dr. Welch was awarded the American Psychological Association's Presidential Citation for his "seminal and unique contribution to professional psychological practice."

From 1986 to 1993 Dr. Welch initiated and ran the American Psychological Association Practice Directorate leading organized psychology through one of its most successful advocacy eras. Under Dr. Welch's leadership psychologists gained access to practice in Medicare, hospitals, and psychoanalysis. He was also one of the first critics to warn of the dangers of the managed health care system.

A past president of the Harvard debate council and successful national debater, Dr. Welch is a highly sought after public speaker. He has provided testimony on psychological matters to all levels of government including the White House, Congress, and the Federal Judiciary. He has been widely recognized as an effective advocate for mental health services and for civil rights.

Dr. Welch has appeared on all major networks and been quoted in most major news sources on mental health related matters. He has received numerous awards from national and state mental health organizations and held academic appointments with several universities including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and the University of South Carolina at Beaufort.


Dr. Welch has written regular monthly columns in the mental health trade press for twenty years and is currently a blogger with Huffington Post. Most recently Dr. Welch has published his first book, State of Confusion: Political Manipulation and the Assault on the American Mind, (Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martins Press, June, 2008). The book is a psychological analysis of contemporary American politics. Political blog "Buzzflash" in its review said, "This is one of those few books -- and a bit undernoticed -- that is a virtual Rosetta stone to understanding how so many Americans are living in an alternative reality."

San Francisco Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Marriage Counselor

Dr. Welch currently resides in San Francisco where he practices clinical psychology providing psychotherapy and marriage counseling, consults on mental health related matters, and writes on political and psychological issues.

Bryant L. Welch J.D., Ph.D. & Associates
3020 Bridgeway #303
Sausalito, CA 94965
Business Phone: 843-422-4158

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