Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

San Francisco Beach St Campus

Assoc. Dean for Mgmt. & Int'l Programs

Professor

Alliant International University San Francisco
One Beach Street, Suite 100
San Francisco CA 94133-1221

415-955-2043

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

History and Systems

Psychopathology

International health; mental health policy; the portrayal of mental illness and addiction in films; large scale community education projects designed to alter attitudes about mental illness and substance abuse

Corsini, R.J., & Wedding, D. (Eds.) (2014). Current psychotherapies (10th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thompson Brooks/Cole.

Niemiec, R., & Wedding, D. (2014). Positive psychology at the movies 2: Using films to build character strengths and well-being. Gottingen, Germany: Hogrefe & Huber

Corsini, R.J., & Wedding, D. (Eds.) (2011). Current psychotherapies (9th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thompson Brooks/Cole.

Wedding, D., & Stuber, M. (Eds.) (2010). Behavior and medicine (5th ed.). Gottingen, Germany: Hogrefe & Huber.

Niemiec, R. M., Wedding, D., & Boyd, M.A. (2009). Movies and mental illness: Using films to understand psychopathology. Gottingen, Germany: Hogrefe & Huber.

Niemiec, R., & Wedding, D. (2008). Positive psychology at the movies: Using films to build virtues and character strengths. Gottingen, Germany: Hogrefe & Huber.

Academic History and Background

MA, University of Missouri-Saint Louis. English Literature with a focus on English and American poetry, 2003

Management Development Program, Harvard. An intensive two-week training program designed to enhance the management skills of administrators working in higher education settings., 1996

MPH, St. Louis University. Generic public health program with emphasis on health care systems management, epidemiology and international health., 1994

PhD, University of Hawaii (Clinical Psychology, APA approved) Dissertation: A Comparison of Statistical, Actuarial, and Clinical Models Used in Predicting Presence, Lateralization and Type of Brain Damage in Humans, 1979

Postdoctoral Psychology Resident, University of Mississippi Medical Center/VA Medical Residency Center Consortium. Postdoctoral year of specialty training in clinical neuropsychology and behavioral medicin, 1979-1980

MA, University of Hawaii (Clinical Psychology) Thesis: A Comparison of Meditation and Progressive Relaxation Used as Anxiety Reduction Agents in College Students., 1976

Clinical Psychology Intern, Rotating 2200-hour clinical internship (APA approved) with specific assignments at the Honolulu VA Mental Hygiene Clinic, St. Francis Hospital, Straub Hospital, and the Neuropsychology Service of Hawaii State Hospital., 1976-1979

MS, Illinois State University (General Experimental Psychology)., 1974

BA, Illinois State University (Honors Scholar; graduated with High Honors in Psychology)., 1973

Mississippi (inactive)

Tennessee (inactive)

Kentucky (inactive)

Licensed psychologist and health services provider, Missouri (#291)

Ohio (inactive)

West Virginia (inactive)

APA Ernest R. Hilgard Award for Career Contributions to General Psychology, 2009

Congressional Science Fellow. Selected as one of three Fellows sponsored by the American Psychological Association in the program administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1990-1991

Congressional Health Policy Fellow. Selected as one of six Fellows sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in the program administered by the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Science and the American Political Science Association., 1989-1990

Fulbright Yonsei Distinguished Fulbright Scholar (Korea), 2008-2009

John F. Kennedy Fulbright Senior Scholar (Thailand), 1999

American Psychological Association (Fellow)

Professional Practice and Community Service

President, APA Division 12, Society of Clinical Psychology, 2011

President, APA Division 52, International Psychology, 2010

Editor, PsycCRITIQUES: Contemporary Psychology--APA Review of Books, 2005-2017

Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow (US Senate)

Series Editor, Advances in Psychotherapy: Evidence Based Practice (Published by the Society of Clinical Psychology, Division 12 of APA)

APA Congressional Science Fellow (US House of Representatives)

Bio and Links

Danny Wedding joined the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University in August 2010 as Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean for Management and International Programs after 19 years directing the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) in St. Louis.

Dr. Wedding was trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Hawaii, and spent a postdoctoral year studying clinical neuro-psychology and behavioral medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He later completed two years of postdoctoral training working as a Health Policy Fellow and Science Policy Fellow for the US Congress. The first year was spent working on the personal staff of Senator Tom Daschle; the second year was spent working do the Government Operations Committee in the House of Representatives.

Danny was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to teach at Chiang Mai University (Thailand) in 1999, and he was the 2008-2009 Fulbright Yonsei Distinguished Scholar at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. His research interests include international health, mental health policy, the portrayal of mental illness and addictions in films, and large scale community education projects designed to alter attitudes about mental illness and substance abuse.