David Bullard, PhD

David Bullard, PhD

David has enjoyed a private practice of individual psychotherapy and couples therapy in San Francisco for 40 years. He is a clinical professor in departments of medicine and psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, where he consults with spiritual care services and outpatient palliative care staff. His work with trauma is informed by advanced training in EMDR and he is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner®. A contributing writer for psychotherapy.net, he has interviewed leading trauma therapists such as Bessel van der Kolk M.D. and Allan Schore, Ph.D., and Buddhist thinkers Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., Robert Thurman, Ph.D., and Mark Epstein, M.D. In addition to his teaching at UCSF, David has done workshops at Tibet House US (New York City), San Francisco Zen Center, and in Israel and Brazil. He first encountered Zen through the writings of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and Alan Watts, and enjoys the poetry and wisdom of David Whyte.