Bryant L. Welch, JD, PhD, 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..
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.
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.