Steven C. Davidson, PhD

Steven C. Davidson, PhD

Title: Clinical Psychologist

Location:  Laguna Beach, California, United States

Steve Davidson, PhD, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who as a Top Health Care Provider.

Dr. Davidson’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Whittier College, a Master of Education from the University of Memphis, and a PhD in clinical psychology, and organizational psychology, from the California School of Professional Psychology.

He holds a California license as a psychologist, as well as a certificate in measuring and evaluating learning from the American Association for Talent Development.  He helped establish San Bernardino County’s Mental Health Court, and worked in addiction treatment for Orange County, California.  Until recently he maintained a private practice in Newport Beach, California and was named Newport Beach’s Best Psychologist in 2020.

His teaching experience includes “Theories and Systems of Psychology” and “Introduction to Psychology” at the University of La Verne, and “Intellectual Assessment” at Alliant University.  Dr. Davidson has lectured on mental health paradigms and psychosocial development in Hong Kong (International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy), Athens, Greece (International Association of Applied Psychology), and Santa Fe, New Mexico (American Institute of Medical Education).  His professional memberships include the American Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association.

Dr. Davidson’s current focus is on writing about self-management through goal-achievement.  He proposed a new way of looking at mental health and psychotherapy, centered around goal-seeking (operations), in his monograph, An Operations Model of Psychosocial Structure and Function and of Psychotherapy.  He applied this goal-oriented approach to clinical problems in his textbook, An Introduction to Human Operations Psychotherapy.  Dr. Davidson has written a popular version of this material in Brilliant Jewels of Your Mind: Mastering the Operations of Daily Living.  And he is currently putting personal operations concepts into a novel, The Case of the Missing Truth, to disseminate to a wider public the powerful principles of goal-oriented living.

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