This past weekend, Dr. Jim Broderick taught his final class to students in Pacifica’s Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program.
Jim has taught at Pacifica for the past 10 years in the Clinical Psychology Department. He served as Chair and was instrumental in building the Psy.D. Clinical Psychology Program which was accredited by WASC in 2012.
Dr. Jim Broderick has over forty years of experience in providing mental health services to individuals with serious mental illness. Jim was the Mental Health Director in two California counties for nearly twenty years (Shasta and Santa Barbara) and developed an APA approved pre-doctoral Internship program in Clinical psychology in Shasta County. He has been recognized by the California Mental Health Directors Association and two county Boards of Supervisors as a leading advocate for the mentally ill in California.
Since 1995 he has been an APA site visitor for pre-doctoral internships and post-doctoral residency programs. His professional interests include the study of serious mental illness and the application of critical theory and phenomenological methodologies in clinical research. His academic interests include phenomenology, existentialism, critical theory, and evidence-based psychotherapy. His major therapeutic interests include Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy with a Jungian orientation.
We wish Dr. Broderick a fantastic retirement.Quoting, program Administrator Susan Evergreen Hericks, “Your contributions are immeasurable Jim!”
Please join PGIAA in a ‘toast heard round the community’ – “Thank you Dr. James “Jim” Broderick.”