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Arthur M. Bodin was born in New York City on July 11, 1932. Dr Bodin earned his bachelor degree at Swarthmore College in 1954 and his PhD. in Clinical Psychology at State University of New York at Buffalo in 1966. He’s been a licensed psychologist since 1967, specialized in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. He joined the MRI in 1965 and has been one of his active member ever since. He retired at the end of 2015.

 

Professional Experience:
  • Served on 13 boards of directors.
  • Independent practice with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and organizations since 1967.
  • Senior Research Fellow and Chair, Board of Directors, 1993; President, Board of Directors,
    1999-2003, Mental Research Institute.
  • Research to develop the Relationship Conflict Inventory to assess physical and verbal conflict, and topics of conflict.
  • Research to develop the Teasing and Bullying Survey to assess the severity, frequency, impact, and range of school teasing and bullying.
  • Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, 1998-2006.
  • Co-Founder and Past President of the Board, Emergency Treatment Center.
  • Member, Academy of Family Mediators and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.
  • Presentations for California Continuing Education of the Bar, American Board of Forensic Psychology, California Family Law Report, Advanced Family Law Course, Norton Family Law Systems, and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
  • The Public Member, Family Law Advisory Commission, Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California, 2003-2006
  • Member, IACP Research Committee, 2006-Present.
  • Member, IACP Data Analysis Subcommittee of the Research Committee, 2006-Present.

 

Honors, Awards, and Recognition:
  • Outstanding Contribution to Psychology, Santa Clara County Psychological Association, 1977 and 1993.
  • Distinguished Service to CSPA, California State Psychological Association, 1978.
  • Distinguished Achievement in New Directions in Family Therapy, American Family Therapy Association, 1981.
  • Silver Psi, California State Psychological Association, 1986.
  • Family Psychologist of the Year, Division of Family Psychology, American Psychological Association, 1990.
  • Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy on Behalf of Professional Psychology, American Psychological Association, 1993.
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, and APA Division 43, 1994; Division 51, 1996; Divisions 29, 42, and 46, 1999; and the American Orthopsychiatric Association, 1987.
  • Distinguished Practitioner in Psychology, National Academies of Practice, 1993. (Each academy limited to 100 elected members.)
  • Award for Distinguished Service to Family Psychology, Division of Family Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2002.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award. Santa Clara County Psychological Association, 2007.

 

Editorial Work:
  • Editor, California State Psychologist, 1973-74.
  • Editor, California State Psychological Association Directory Handbook, 1973, 1975, and 1978-79.
  • Editor, Bulletin of the American Academy of Forensic Psychologists, 1980-83.
  • Editor, State Psychological Association Affairs, Bulletin of Division 31, APA, 1990-91.
  • Board of Advisory Editors, Family Process, 1968-84.
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 1979-82.
  • Editorial Board, Family Therapy Today, 1987-89.
  • Editorial Board, Topics in Family Psychology and Counseling, 1991-93.
  • Editorial Board, The Family Psychology and Counseling Series, 1993.
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Family Psychology, 1987-97.
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Psychotherapy in Private Practice, 1983-2001.
  • APA Publications and Communications Board and Book Advisory Committee, 1987-92.
  • Publications focusing on family therapy and assessment.

 

Publications

Book Chapters and Others Included Materials

  • Jackson, D. D., & Bodin, A. M. (1968). Paradoxical communication and the marital paradox. In S. Rosenbaum & I. Alger (Eds.), The marriage relationship: Psychoanalytic perspectives (pp. 3-20). New York: Basic Books.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1968). Conjoint family assessment. In P. McReynolds (Ed.), Advances in psychological assessment, Vol. I (pp. 223-243). Palo Alto, CA: Science & Behavior Books.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1968). Conjoint family therapy. In W. E. Vinacke (Ed.), Readings in introductory psychology (pp. 219-231). New York: American Book.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1969). Family interaction: A social-clinical study of synthetic, normal, and problem family triads. In W. D. Winter & A. J. Ferreira (Eds.), Research in family interaction (pp. 125-127). Palo Alto, CA: Science & Behavior Books.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1971). Training in conjoint family therapy. In Project summaries of experiments in mental health training (pp. 125-127). Public Health Service Publication No. 2157. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.
  • Bodin, A. M., & Ferber, A. (1972). How to go beyond the use of language. In A. Ferber, M. Mendelsohn, & A. Napier (Eds.), The book of family therapy (pp.272-317). New York: Science House.
  • Fisch, R., Watzlawick, P., Weakland, J., & Bodin, A. M. (1972). On unbecoming family therapists. In A. Ferber, M. Mendelsohn, & A. Napier (Eds.), The book of family therapy (pp. 597-617). New York: Science House. [Also in The interactional view (pp. 308-324). New York: W. W. Norton, 1977 — also published in 3 foreign language editions.]
  • Bodin, A. M. (1973). Connecting with the thin blue line. In J.R. Snibbe, & H.M. Snibbe (Eds.), The urban policeman in transition: A psychological and sociological review(pp. 581-591). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1978). Organizational purpose and editorial policy. In A. G. Hedberg & C. E. Walker (Eds.), A newsletter editor’s handbook (pp. 7-14). Pullman, WA: The Division of State Psychological Association Affairs of the American Psychological Association (Division 31).
  • Bodin, A. M. (1978). Feature stories. In A. G. Hedberg & C. E. Walker (Eds.), A Newsletter editor’s handbook (2nd ed., pp. 57-62). Pullman, WA: The Division of State Psychological Association Affairs of the American Psychological Association (Division 31).
  • Bodin, A. M. (1981). The interactional view: Family therapy approaches of the Mental Research Institute. In A. Gurman & D. Kniskern (Eds.), Handbook of family therapy (pp. 267-309). New York: Brunner/Mazel.
  • Everstine, D. S., Everstine, L., & Bodin, A. M. (1981). The treatment of psychological emergencies. In J. R. Hays, T. K. Roberts, & K. S. Solway (Eds.), Violence and the violent individual (pp. 391-407). New York: Spectrum Books.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1982). Suggestions for talking to your child(ren) about divorce. In P. A. Keller & L. G. Ritt (Eds.), Innovations in clinical practice: A source book: Vol. 1, (pp. 384). Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Exchange. [Also in I. Glick, J.F. Clarkin, & D. R. Kessler, Marital and family therapy, (3rd ed., pp. 289-90). New York: Grune & Stratton, 1987.]
  • Bodin, A. M. (1984). Family therapy. In The American Psychiatric Association Commission on Psychiatric Therapies Chaired by T. B. Karasu (Ed.), The psychiatric therapies: Part II The psychosocial therapies (pp. 441-481). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1985). Our proposed agreement. In J. Blades, Mediate your divorce: A guide to cooperative custody, property, and support agreements (pp. 217-218). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1985). Parental activity worksheet. In J. Blades, Mediate your divorce: A guide to cooperative custody, property, and support agreement (pp. 203-204). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. [Also in C. E. Sherman Practical divorce solutions: California Edition, (pp. 95-96). Occidental, CA: Nolo Press, 1988.]
  • Bodin, A. M. (1985). Planning form for child’s contact with each parent. In J. Blades, Mediate your divorce: A guide to cooperative custody, property, and support agreements, (pp. 202). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1990). Coming of age in the new world of family systems. In F. W. Kaslow (Ed.), Voices in family psychology: Vol. 1, (pp. 48-68). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1994). Congruence. In AFTA Poetry Anthology, 1994.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1994). Watercolor. In AFTA Poetry Anthology, 1994.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1996). Relationship conflict – verbal and physical: Conceptualizing an inventory for assessing process and content. In F. W. Kaslow (Ed.), Handbook of Relational Diagnosis and Dysfunctional Family Patterns (pp. 371-393). New York: Wiley.

Journals and Articles Reprinted as Book Chapters

  • Bodin, A. M. (1969). Videotape applications in training family therapists. In R. H. Geertsman & J. R. Mackie (Eds.), Studies in self-cognition: Techniques of videotape self-observation in the behavioral sciences (pp. 251-261). Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins. (Reprinted from Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 1969, 148, 251-261.) [Also as The use of video-tapes, in A. Ferber, M. Mendelsohn, & A. Napier (Eds.), The book of family therapy (pp. 318-337), New York: Science House, 1972; and in P. Watzlawick & J. H. Weakland (Eds.), The interactional view (pp. 129-143), New York: W. W. Norton, 1977 — published in 3 foreign language editions.]
  • Weakland, J., Fisch, R., Watzlawick, P., & Bodin, A. M. (1977). Brief therapy: Focused problem resolution. In The interactional view (pp. 274-299). New York: W. W. Norton — also published in 3 foreign language editions. (Reprinted from Family Process, 1974, 13,141-168.) [Also in J. F. McDermott, Jr. & S. I. Harrison (Eds.),Psychiatric treatment of the child: An anthology of contemporary readings (pp. 693-725), New York: Jason Aronson, 1977; in R. J. Green, & J. L. Framo (Eds.), Family therapy: Major contributions (pp. 493-525), New York: International Universities Press, 1981; and in D. Goleman & K. R. Speeth (Eds.), The essential psycho-therapies: Theory and practice by the masters (pp. 254-278), New York, NY: A Mentor Book, New American Library, 1982.

Articles

  • Bodin, A. M., Crapsi, L. A., Deak, M. R., Morday, T. R., & Rust, L. D. (1965). The prediction of free recall from word association measures: A replication. Journal Experimental Psychology, 69, 103-105.
  • Bodin, A. M. & Geer, J. H. (1965). Association responses of depressed and non-depressed patients to words of three hostility levels. Journal of Personality, 33, 392-408.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1968). A proposal for new bibliographic tools for psychologists. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 10, 193-197.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1969). Family therapy training literature: A brief guide. Family Process, 8, 272-279.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1971). A review of family therapy, training and study in the San Francisco Bay Area. Family Process, 10, 111-121.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1977). The topsy-turviness of Mrs. Piggle Wiggle: Its symbolic significance. Family Process, 16, 117
  • Everstine, D. S., Bodin, A. M., & Everstine, L. (1977). Emergency psychology: A mobile service for police crisis calls. Family Process, 16, 281-292.
  • Bodin, A. M. (2000). Laws and ethics as double binds: Selecting from the spectrum of resolutions. The Independent Practitioner, 20(1), 49-52. (Reprinted in the Newsletter of the Santa Clara County Psychological Association, Part I: 2000, (3) pp. 12-14.
  • Hunt, R., Patti, J., Rookey, E., & Bodin, A. M. (June 1969). Survey of psychology teaching in the secondary schools of western New York. The Teaching of Psychology Newsletter, pp. 4-6.

Newspaper Columns

  • Bodin, A. M. (1988, October 9). How to handle an out-of-control teenager. San Jose Mercury News, Advice/On behavior section.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1988, November 6). Don’t turn picking up into a power struggle. San Jose Mercury News, Advice/On behavior section.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1988, November 20). Infant head-banger needs professional evaluation. San Jose Mercury News, Advice/On behavior section.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1988, December 12). Encourage children to sleep in their own beds. San Jose Mercury News, Advice/On behavior section.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1989, February 26). Put a quick end to potentially harmful kicking. San Jose Mercury News, Advice/On behavior section.
  • Bodin, A. M. (1989, March 26). Words of praise, not yells, might motivate son. San Jose Mercury News, Advice/On behavior section.

Archives:
Dr Bodin’s work is available at MRI.