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
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.