William Bumberry

About William Bumberry PhD

William Bumberry, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 25 years experience working with couples.  He has been with the Gottman Institute for more than a decade and is a Senior Certified Gottman Method Therapist, Trainer and Consultant.  In addition to being an active member of TGI’s Speaker Bureau, Dr. Bumberry serves as a consultant to clinicians seeking certification and is a Video Reviewer for the final step of the certification process.  He is certified to present all three levels of the Gottman Method training sequence, as well as the Art & Science of Love and Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work workshops.  Dr. Bumberry is a member of the American Psychological Association and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at St. Louis University.

Since becoming a certified trainer for the Gottman Institute, Dr. Bumberry has presented Gottman professional trainings, as well as offering talks to the public throughout the U.S. and abroad.  He is an experienced, clear, energetic speaker with the ability to present complicated material in a practical, easy to use manner.  Dr. Bumberry is passionate about helping clinicians bring the Gottman Method into their life’s work … making the world a better place … one couple at a time. His presentations are highlighted by a blend of humor, creativity and accessibility.

In addition to his expertise in the Gottman Method, Dr. Bumberry is a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) therapist.  Over the course of his career he has worked with many of the pioneers of the Family Therapy/Systems Therapy world.  For many years he worked closely with Dr. Carl Whitaker.  He is co-author of Dancing with the Family: A Symbolic-Experiential Approach, A Different Kind of Caring (videotape) and Reshaping Family Relationships: The Symbolic Therapy of Carl Whitaker.

Additional Info

License: Missouri Licensed Psychologist. License number PYR0061
Education: Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from St. Louis University, 1978
Internships: Veterans Administration Medical Center, Palo Alto, California
Fellowships: University of Oregon Health Science Center, Portland, Oregon 1979


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