Chris Bradshaw, MFA, MA, LAC
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Accommodations Co-Coordinator
Chris Bradshaw is a licensed counselor and currently works as a specialty therapist at Sierra Tucson, a residential treatment facility, where he engages group and 1:1 psychotherapy informed by depth-oriented dream work, existential-humanistic therapy and existential integrative therapy. He is under contract with University Professors Press as co-editor of the forthcoming book “Existential Psychology in Cross-Cultural Contexts.” He writes a monthly blog for Psychology Today titled “The Existential Station.” Chris is co-writing a chapter on therapeutic presence for a forthcoming book from the American Psychological Association (APA) on the evidence base of Existential-Humanistic Psychotherapy.
A PhD candidate in clinical psychology at Saybrook University, Chris completed a concentration in Existential-Humanistic Psychology and was awarded the Rollo May scholarship. Chris completed foundational training as an Existential-Humanistic therapist at the Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI), and is currently pursuing a deepening experiential training process with EHI which includes assisting in teaching. His dissertation explores the client experience of therapeutic presence using a mixed-methods approach including video-recorded semi-structured interviews, the use of the Therapist Presence Inventory (TPI), and reflexive thematic analysis.
After working in education for several years, Chris started his journey in the mental health field in 2011 and has served in a range of clinical, leadership, and community engagement roles. He managed large Medicaid funded treatment clinics in Tucson, Arizona and supervised an interdisciplinary team of over twenty employees. Chris enjoys writing, meditation of various kinds, yoga, dance, and diverse music and art
- Tuscon, Arizona