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Doctor Brunner is a Tucson, Arizona based counselor, psychologist, therapist and organizational consultant utilizing advanced psychological training to treat individual people, consult with organizations and publish scientific information to advance his field. Dr. Brunner is the Senior author of a scientifically advanced youth measure of anger that has been adapted into 7 languages worldwide. He is the author of numerous book chapters and scientific journal articles on topics including child development, assessment, anger evaluation, and best practices in psychology.

As a PhD Board Licensed Psychologist, Doctor Brunner is considered an expert in the areas of assessment, child and adolescent psychology and evidenced based treatment. He has served as an expert witness in the legal arena and has been consulted by organizations such as Carondelet Healthcare, the Discovery Channel, Tucson Electric Power, and the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

Why college is not THE way for your child to find a career; high paying trade jobs sit empty as a bachelor’s degree loses its value | Friday, May, 11th

Penetrating NPR podcast you can listen to here: High Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up for University. There is an unfortunate mythology that the only way for your kid to make a living is after … Continue reading

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Why you might want to have your child assessed for Giftedness this Summer | Friday, May, 4th

Of the approximately 160 blogs I have written, some of the most popular reveal to parents how and why they might have their child assessed for giftedness. This is a great time of year to assess whether your child is … Continue reading

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FIVERR.COM: Test drive your dream career at the click of a button | Friday, April, 20th

If you have a high schooler or college student who is currently trying to figure out what they want to do for the rest of their life, Fiverr.com is a wonderful place to do some career exploration for students, young … Continue reading

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3 seriously impairing problems Parents miss but Counselors fix | Friday, April, 13th

The three:  –Choosing a college based on guesswork, not vocational data Before putting down $80,000 in college tuition, use a career counselor to ensure that choice of college and classes are crafted to lead to a meaningful, economically satisfactory, and … Continue reading

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How to know for sure if your – or your child’s – medication is truly working and/or is the BEST one | Friday, April, 6th

A vast majority of planet Earth’s human population is taking – or will be taking – medication at some point in their life.  Of the billions of children and adults taking medication, only a minute percentage have a precise idea of … Continue reading

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Effective Parental Steps to Protect Your Child from the School Shooter | Friday, March, 16th

School shootings have become so common that they barely raise our eyebrows.  And yet the recent Parkland, Florida massacre seems to have touched a deeper nerve.  While a handout co-authored by the FBI and National Center for the Analysis of … Continue reading

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10 Effective parental steps to take amidst the recent tidal wave of sexual abuse allegations | Friday, February, 9th

The title wave of news reports regarding sexual abuse is stomach churning.  Even more sickening is the fact that people in so-called helping professions (i.e., doctors) can use the trust given to them to abuse children.  Some of us would … Continue reading

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Why do kids keep eating Tide pods? A 5 minute video to watch and discuss with your impulsive adolescent | Friday, February, 2nd

Do you remember when the “Tide Pod Challenge” meant getting your clothes dirty and then washing them with Tide laundry detergent? Well, it is now a jaw-droppingly idiotic adolescent phenomenon involving ingesting Tide pods.  While by no means a major … Continue reading

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How to teach your child (and yourself) that the True Nature of Romantic Love is about Giving not Getting | Friday, January, 12th

We live in a culture where relationships fail much more than they succeed, where websites facilitate people cheating on their spouses, and where there is an ever-growing number of “hook up” websites devoted to allowing people to meet up for … Continue reading

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The Best Holiday Gift you can Give your Child is likely the hardest to give | Friday, December, 22nd

The gift children and adolescents crave the most – are the hungriest for – does not come in a box or with a bow.  Nor does it have a screen, believe it or not. The gift I speak of is … Continue reading

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