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Peter Bradley, PhD

Associate Dean of Students, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Peter Bradley, PhD

Dr. Peter D. Bradley currently serves as the Associate Dean within the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences and has been with Northcentral University since 2010.

Dr. Bradley joined Northcentral University in 2010 as the Director of Clinical Training in the COAMFTE accredited Marriage & Family Therapy Program. In 2013 he moved into the Office of the Provost as the University Ombudsman until 2017 when he became the Assistant Dean of Social & Behavioral Sciences. During his career Dr. Bradley has held the positions of Full-Professor and Director of Graduate Psychology at LeTourneau University, Associate Professor and Program Administrator of Marriage & Family Therapy at Northcentral University and Assistant Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy at Texas Woman’s University and Abilene Christian University. Dr. Bradley has also served as Teaching Faculty at the Mental Research Institute of Palo Alto CA. In addition to his work in academia Dr. Bradley has served as Director at several out-patient mental health clinics, non-profit centers and private practices and has been a practicing therapist for more than 25 years with experience in conflict resolution and mediation.

Dr. Bradley has been highly involved in the areas of professional ethics and regulation. He was appointed to the Arkansas State Licensure Board by Gov. Mike Huckabee and served two consecutive terms as Chair of that board. He was also appointed to the international Ethics Committee of American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT) where he served four years, two of which as the appointed Chair and currently serves and the Chair for the AAMFT Judicial Committee. Dr. Bradley was elected to the AAMFT state boards of Arkansas and Texas. During his 13 years of service on these boards he has been elected as Member at Large, Executive Committee member as well as President.

Dr. Bradley has published in several journals related to the field of Marriage & Family Therapy as well as Higher Education. He has presented nationally and internationally on these topics for a variety of organizations including eLearning & Innovative Pedagogies, US Distance Learning Association, Online Learning Consortium, and the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy. He has published in the Journal of Virtual Leadership, American Journal of Family Therapy, Journal of Systemic Therapies, as well as several others. His publications include topics on professional ethics, regulation, complaint management and higher education.

Dr. Bradley completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage & Family Therapy in 1996 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech). Additionally, he graduated from the University of Louisiana with his Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy in 1992 and his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1989.