Dr. Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D,B.C.S.A.,DAPA.

Dr. Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D,B.C.S.A.,DAPA.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Dr. Dan L. Edmunds, Ed.D.,B.C.S.A. is an existential-humanist psychotherapist, philosopher, social activist, and author. Dr. Edmunds is in private practice in Northeastern Pennsylvania (Tunkhannock and Dunmore) and specializes in drug free relational approaches for individuals experiencing extreme states of mind (schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar) and assists autistic and developmentally different persons.

Dr. Edmunds completed undergraduate study at the University of Florida with a major in Comparative Religion and minor in Sociology. He received his Master of Arts from the University of Scranton and completed post-graduate coursework in Dispute Resolution from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Edmunds earned his Doctorate of Education in Community Counseling from Argosy University of Sarasota. His dissertation examined the efficacy of a drug free program versus psychotropic medications for children diagnosed with ADHD within a wraparound program. Dr. Edmunds received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from St. James Theological Seminary.

Dr. Edmunds is Professor of Existential Psychology and Comparative Religion via European-American University and is a member of the Society for Humanistic Potential.

Dr. Edmunds began his work volunteering with the Sexual Crisis Center of Vermont. In 2000, he began working as a psychotherapist for community based agencies. Dr. Edmunds has also served as a assessment clinician for family court, educational advocate, and behavioral consultant. He has testified in cases involving family mediation, custody, and juvenile offenders.

He is the author of CHILDREN OUR TREASURE, a book derived from a presentation to the 8th Annual Conference of the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology which details psycho-social approaches towards addressing the needs of distressed children. In addition, he is the author of NAVIGATING THROUGH THE MAINSTREAM (addressing relationship based approaches for autism/developmental differences) and ANARCHO-PSYCHOLOGY which discusses the social, political, and familial factors leading to emotional distress and encourages a mental health system where experience is regarded, persons are treated with dignity, and abuses cease.
He published the article, "Returning the Soul to the Mental Health System" in the Aaina Journal of the Centre for Mental Health Advocacy, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Dr. Edmunds has been interviewed on a number of local and nationally syndicated radio programs.

He is the founder of the International Center for Humane Psychiatry

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