Bruce Brodie received his Bachelors Degree from the University of California at
Berkeley in 1968. After a year of doing volunteer work in mental health with VISTA, he began graduate studies school at the University of Chicago, from which he was awarded a Ph.D. in 1980. His clinical internship was at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and his first professional job was at a private psychiatric hospital in the Boston area.
He returned to his home city of Los Angeles and was licensed in California as a
psychologist in 1981. In 1990 he joined the staff of the Dorothy F. Kirby Center, a
secure residential treatment center for delinquent adolescents run jointly by the Los Angeles County Departments of Probation and Mental Health. Simultaneously he maintained a small private practice in Santa Monica, served as a supervisor at the Saturday Center for Psychotherapy, and taught as adjunct faculty at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University. In 2009 Dr. Brodie retired from the Kirby Center after nearly twenty years of service.
Today Bruce Brodie is currently director emeritus and supervisor at the Saturday Center for Psychotherapy, continues to teach graduate students at CSPP, and maintains his private practice in Santa Monica where he provides psychotherapy to adults, adolescents and couples and consultation to other therapists.
Bruce Brodie is the author of Adolescence and Delinquency: An Object Relations Theory Approach (Jacob Aronson, 2007), which was based on his years of teaching object relations theory and his clinical experience with delinquent adolescents at the Kirby Center. He is currently working on a book applying object relations theory and intersubjectivity to the practice of psychotherapy.