Originally from Texas, Bryan Bushman received in undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his MS and PhD degrees from Utah State University. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA related to working with children and teens coping with anxiety, depression, and ADHD/learning disabilities. He also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN where he worked with patients who had cancer and other life-threatening conditions. Since completing his postdoctoral fellowship, Dr. Bushman has provided psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment for patients at McKay-Dee Hospital’s Behavioral Health Institute in Ogden, Utah. Dr. Bushman has been the author or co-author of articles published in peer-reviewed, scientific journals. He is the author of Becoming Okay (When You’re Not Okay), which is available on Amazon. He consults frequently with school and medical professionals regarding the treatment of anxiety and pain.
Dr. Bushman lives with his family in Utah. He avoids jogging, stepping on cat hairballs, and most commentaries posted on the internet after 11 pm. He craves ice cream, sleeping in, using parentheses excessively, and finding ironic turns-of-phrase that make people rightly conclude that he–like his father before him–is an irreverent smart-ass. Dr. Bushman will fuse with a variety of pet peeves, like becoming unduly irritated at people who become unduly irritated. He loves to replay the memory of the day in 2009 when all the rooms of his house were simultaneously clean, tidy, and hairball-free. He accepts that he will probably always have a hard time accepting acceptance, but (ironically) he seems okay with this.
More of Dr. Bushman’s writings can be found on his website at drbryanbushman.com or his blog at https://findingyourway2okay.wordpress.com/.