Bryant Welch, Psychotherapist

Dr. Bryant Welch, a nationally-prominent psychologist/attorney for thirty years, provides expert case evaluations and testimony to attorneys and courts on psychological issues including standard of care, trauma, psychological injury, discrimination and mental health malpractice. He also provides expert testimony in front of professional licensing boards.

Dr. Welch’s ability to understand both the legal and psychological complexities of mental health and legal issues makes him uniquely qualified in this area.

Dr. Welch graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School before receiving the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Research Associate graduate of the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute and is Board certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Practicing Psychologists.

Dr. Welch has extensive experience testifying before federal and state courts and governmental entities including Congress, the White House, and federal agencies. A former president of the Harvard Debate Council he is known for his ability to make complex psychological matters clear to a lay public.

Dr. Welch has appeared on all major networks and been quoted in most major news sources on mental health related matters and related public issues. He has received numerous awards from national and state mental health organizations including a a presidential citation from the American Psychological Association for “seminal contributions to the field of psychology” and held academic appointments with several leading universities including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and the University of South Carolina-Beaufort.

Education

  • Harvard College (Government)
  • J.D. Harvard Law School
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology-University of North Carolina
  • Research Associate Washington Psychoanalytic Institute

Credentials

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.)

Statement by Dr. Welch

As a forensic expert witness having legal training, court room experience, and clinical psychology training all in “one head”is very helpful in enabling me to explain cases to attorneys in language that is relevant to them in deciding how they can best help their clients, and it is also helpful in explaining to judge’s and juries what the psychological issues are in language that is clear and readily comprehensible.