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Fall/Winter 2017 Newsletter

Protecting Children:  Dr. Brunner’s Presentation at the State Bar of Arizona 2017 Annual Convention at the Westin La Paloma In Tucson, AZ: June 2017

Protecting children from the toxic effects of divorce

 Dr. Brunner co-presented with DR. Jamie Picus on Safe Haven Therapy for children as part of a panel involving Dr. David Weinstock, Judge Ronnie Corbin Steiner, and judge Jay Polk, who addressed how to utilize behavioral health services in the forensic and legal arena.  The presentation focused on the nature, challenges, and future considerations for how Safe Haven Therapy is used to protect the best interests of children whose parents are involved in higher conflict family law situations.

-View the presentation and handouts here.


Continued working relationship with the University of Arizona Athletics Department…BEAR DOWN! 

Dr. Brunner continues to work as a regular external consultant to the UA Athletics Department, providing careful assessments of their NCAA Division I student athletes from a wide array of sports.  He is honored to be working alongside a colleague, Dr. Amy Athey, Director of Clinical and Sport Psychology Services at Arizona.  The University of Arizona is recognized as having an innovative psychological service team, representing a broader trend whereby behavioral science is increasingly being used to maximize the performance of athletes.

Do you have a young athlete whose performance is hampered by anxiety/perfectionism/or lack of focus?


Gifted Assessment/Talent Development

Identifying hidden talents and accelerating towering strengths

Developing and accelerating talent with students, athletes, and business people is becoming more and more a key part of Dr. Brunner’s practice.  Example blog that identifies personality tendencies that derail advancement:

Common but Dangerous Developmental Derailers that Professionals often Miss


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Why not make sure the $50,000-$200,000 you spend on college tuition is money well spent????…we help students… by offering a popular service Addressing Our Epidemic of Unhappy Students and Professionals!

College student working with Dr. Brunner to find a career “Sweet Spot”

Ensure your student finds an educational and/or career pathways deeply synchronized to who they REALLY are!

-Our brief movie revealing our process: http://personalizedmatching.com/

-Overview of career services: http://personalizedmatching.com/what-we-provide/overview-of-services/


Continued use of the scientifically supported non-medication based approach to treating ADHD or working memory problems.

Correcting the root of the ADHD problem for the most durable solution

With great success we continue to work closely with youth and adults who struggle with attention or focusing problems through appropriate utilization of a cutting edge scientifically based computer game called Cogmed.

How Cogmed works: http://www.cogmed.com/how-it-works

Online link to summary of scientific studies: http://www.cogmed.com/published-research

Latest summary of scientific evidence: Cogmed: Claims & Evidence Complete Version-V.3

Website: www.cogmed.com


Continuing to stay active in the Professional Community

-View Dr. Brunner’s updated LinkedIn page here to see what he has been up to as a practitioner, consultant, and expert witness.


German Translation of our scientific measure published by Hogrefe Publishers. 

Cover for the German edition of Dr. Brunner’s measure


Our internationally published and widely utilized State Trait Anger Expression Inventory – Second Edition (STAXI-2 C/A) has now been adapted into 14 languages around the globe.

Our measure now adapted into 14 languages around the world



Growing Legal and Expert Witness facet of practice

— Dr. Brunner continues to increasingly serve as a forensic psychologist and consultant, who also works with Court systems and attorneys to precisely assess and provide recommendations regarding issues such as legal decision-making/parenting time, general mental health evaluations, and parenting fitness evaluations.  In doing so, Dr. Brunner continues to draw from his three core areas of expertise: evidence-based treatment, child and adolescent psychology, and providing assessment using cutting edge behavioral science tools.

Providing fair, durable, forensic work that stands the test of time.


REMINDER: What are references you can use to understand what the MOST powerful behavioral science methods are?

-Update on the list of Empirically Supported Psychological Treatments (EST’s):  https://www.div12.org/psychological-treatments/treatments/

How do you weed through practitioners in order to find one that will be the most effective? 

-My Blog about EST’s: What are the Most Powerful Psychological Techniques? How to find the best help for you or your child’s emotional or behavioral issues

What are some questions to ask mental health practitioners in an interview?

-My Blog about questions you can ask any mental health practitioner to interview them and assess the credibility:
The Best Questions You can ask to Interview and Choose a Counselor, Therapist, Personal Consultant or Coach

What is an example of Dr. Brunner talking about a very contemporary issue so you get a better feel for him? 

Can a butterfly wing cause a hurricane resulting in a suicide? Raw truths Neflix’s “13 Reasons Why” exposes that parents need to act on

Understand and learn how to deal with the disturbing reality your adolescent faces


Reminders of some of our most recent and widely read blogs (approx. 7,000-10,000 monthly viewers)

26 Tips for ensuring your child reaches their full potential and becomes who they are meant to be

How to leverage the end of the traditional University to most wisely spend your Education Dollars

Critical take home points for parents from a 45 year study of 5000 “genius” children

10 Essential Things to do with your child this summer to make their Academic Year more Fun for You and Your Family

When Suicide Comes Home


We Welcome Your Ideas:

If you have an idea for a topic you would like us to blog about, feel free to email us at: solutions@doctorbrunner.com



We wish all of you a Wonderful Holiday Season!!!!



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Dr. Thomas (Tom) Brunner is a Tucson based psychologist and published expert who has a 20 year track record of clinical excellence, scientific research, teaching, publications, awards and podcast interviews.  He is the senior author of a psychological measure adapted into 14 languages worldwide, and has written over 250 blogs, many of them have gone viral.  He is revolutionizing the field of career guidance with his fresh and trademarked approach that is spreading like wildfire. Sign up here to be notified of soon to be published book, Find Your Real Me: Career Guidance Making You Truly Free.