David Bedrick - Talking Back to Dr. Phil

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 1:00pm

Like much of our culture’s pop psychology quick fixes, Dr. Phil’s counsel often leaves his guests – and others like them – feeling confused and inadequate.

In his new book Talking Back to Dr. Phil ($17.95), counselor, educator and attorney David Bedrick introduces a fresh approach to addressing our disturbing feelings and behaviors, and encourages a loved-based psychology rooted in the belief that there is profound meaning in our struggles, which can be healed when compassionately reframed.

Using examples from the television show Dr. Phil, the author illustrates mainstream psychology’s tendency to shame people into thinking something is wrong with them and debunks many standard protocols and “fixes.” Readers will easily identify with the guests as story after story presents how our difficulties can be the seeds of our own unique beauty, power, and intelligence.

David Bedrick JD, Dipl. PW, spent eight years on the faculty of the University of Phoenix and taught courses for the US Navy, 3M, the American Society of Training and Development, the Process Work Institute, and psychological associations. An expert in counseling individuals and couples, Bedrick focused on domestic relations and family law, as well as women’s empowerment, children’s rights and more.


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Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology Cover Image
By David Bedrick, Arnold Mindell (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780985266707
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Published: Belly Song Press - February 5th, 2013

Utilizing in-depth research and analysis, this volume debunks the quick fixes and simplistic explanations of Dr. Phil McGraw. While he's watched and revered by millions, no critique exists for his daytime advice and like much of pop psychology, his counsel is often ineffective, leaving people feeling like failures and that something is wrong with them.