Ethical and Clinical Consultation to Mental Health Professionals on Complex Clinical Situations
Dr. Welch’s unique professional background as both a very experienced clinician and an expert in professional standards and ethics has enabled him to give helpful consultation to hundreds of colleagues over the years who have been caught in the inevitable complexities that confront mental health professionals when it comes to delivering clinical services. Often these can be done by phone or Skype. He provides expert judgment, creativity, and experience in offering resolution to clinical and ethical dilemmas to help avoid unfortunate outcomes for clients and professionals alike.
Dr. Welch graduated from Harvard College, Harvard Law School, and received the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a Research Associate graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute.
From 1986 to 1993 Dr. Welch initiated and ran the American Psychological Association Practice Directorate leading Organized Psychology through one of its most successful advocacy eras. Under Dr. Welch’s leadership psychologists gained access to practice in Medicare, hospitals, and psychoanalysis. He was also one of the first critics to warn of the dangers of the managed health care system.
In August of 2005, Dr. Welch was awarded the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Citation for his “seminal and unique contribution to professional psychological practice.”
- Harvard College (Government)
- J.D. Harvard Law School
- Ph.D. Clinical Psychology-University of North Carolina
- Research Associate Washington Psychoanalytic Institute
Dr. Welch has provided over forty thousand hours of direct clinical care to diverse populations over the last forty years. He is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Practicing Psychologists and has received numerous awards from state and national psychological organizations including a presidential citation from the American Psychological Association for “seminal contributions to the field of psychology.” (2005.)
California License # PSY23781
Statement from Dr. Welch
All of us doing clinical work have had situations that made us anxious. When we do, it can be extremely helpful to consult with a colleague who is experienced in such matters and has good judgment. It is also very important to do it as early on in the crisis as possible.