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Dick Wulf, MSW, LCSW
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DICK'S BIO

Dick Wulf, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Psychotherapist
Marriage and Family Skills Trainer and Coach
Team and Small Group Effectiveness Trainer, Consultant and Coach

Dick has over 43 years of experience as a psychotherapist and in small group and team leadership. He helps families, marriages and individuals.

Dick received his B.A. in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley in 1965. His Masters Degree in Social Work is from the Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City (1967), where his major course of study was Group Work.

Dick's work with groups in the South Bronx of New York City was the one student example of group work presented to all the professional group work community of New York City in 1967. It was then published in the book The Practice of Group Work edited by William Schwartz, the originator of the group work model Dick teaches.

Dick has used the group work skills he learned to break ground in many areas, including stopping homosexual rape completely for four years at the military maximum security prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He also used group work (therapy) to help the angriest, most assaultive prisoners leave solitary confinement and get on with their lives.

Dick Wulf moved to Colorado Springs in 1969 to be a group therapist at the Pikes Peak Mental Health Center. Soon, Dick became the Program Director of the Pikes Peak Mental Health Center, supervising the clinical programs of all 26 offices.

While at Pikes Peak Mental Health, Dick also served on many community councils, boards and governmental committees, often as the chairperson. Dick has consulted to many organizations, often where team dysfunction threatened either survival of a company or huge lawsuits.

Dick has been president of the Pleasant Valley Neighborhood Association in Colorado Springs twice: back in the 70's and presently. He has also been active in church leadership positions.

In 1983, Dick authored a book titled Find Yourself - Give Yourself. It went through three printings and was one of the top five finalists for the Gold Medallion Award by the Christian Booksellers Association.

Dick is also the designer of the game DragonRaid, a role-playing game that teaches Christian principles, helpful behavior and problem-solving skills.

Dick and his wife Jean, also a psychotherapist, have developed and operate the National Family Communication Initiative and the Great Relationships Store which publishes and sells 13 relationship-building Tool Kits.

Dick and Jean married in 1965. They have three daughters and four grandsons.



WHAT I LIKE TO DO THE VERY BEST

  • Help people overcome mental health problems and leave unhealthy diagnoses behind.
  • Design ways to get things done for the betterment of people.
  • Help people believe in themselves either again or for the first time.
  • Help people stop thinking divorce and begin to really enjoy one another.
  • Help families understand and enjoy their times together.
  • Help parents do the right thing when faced with confusing situations or difficult teenagers and young adults.
  • Help angry people use that anger in a constructive way to help themselves and others.
  • Help people really enjoy life and be all they can be.

MY STRENGTHS AS OTHERS HAVE REPORTED

  • Good at understanding psychological and sociological dynamics of a person's problem situation.
  • Good at getting resistant people to work on their problems and relationships.
  • Good at problem-solving.  Known for my creativity.
  • Good at getting people to believe in themselves.
  • Good at lightening the load by viewing problems a bit more lightheartedly because they mean something, can be solved, and are useful for becoming a better and smarter and more effective person.
  • Sense of humor (we will laugh some).

MY WEAKNESSES

  • Not patient enough with clients who come primarily for emotional support rather than growing and solving problems.
  • Do not work with children under age 8. 
  • No specialty in addictions counseling. 
  • No early morning appointments due to morning sickness caused by gall bladder removal years ago.
  • Sense of humor can be a little bizarre once in a while.

MY FAVORITE PASTIMES

  • Road trips with my wife Jean.
  • Doing things with my grandsons and visiting my daughters.
  • Sitting by streams and lakes in the mountains while writing or creating.

 
 

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