Wulf, MSW, LCSW
Marriage and Family Skills
Trainer and Coach
Team and Small Group Effectiveness Trainer, Consultant and
has over 43 years of experience as a psychotherapist and in small group and team
leadership. He helps families, marriages and individuals.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
is also the designer of the game DragonRaid, a role-playing game that teaches
Christian principles, helpful behavior and problem-solving skills.
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.
and Jean married in 1965. They have three daughters and four grandsons.
I LIKE TO DO THE VERY BEST
- Help people overcome mental
health problems and leave unhealthy diagnoses behind.
ways to get things done for the betterment of people.
people believe in themselves either again or for the first time.
people stop thinking divorce and begin to really enjoy one another.
families understand and enjoy their times together.
parents do the right thing when faced with confusing situations or difficult teenagers
and young adults.
angry people use that anger in a constructive way to help themselves and others.
people really enjoy life and be all they can be.
STRENGTHS AS OTHERS HAVE REPORTED
at understanding psychological and sociological dynamics of a person's problem
at getting resistant people to work on their problems and relationships.
at problem-solving. Known for my creativity.
at getting people to believe in themselves.
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.
of humor (we will laugh some).
patient enough with clients who come primarily for emotional support rather than
growing and solving problems.
not work with children under age 8.
specialty in addictions counseling.
early morning appointments due to morning sickness caused by gall bladder removal
of humor can be a little bizarre once in a while.
trips with my wife Jean.
things with my grandsons and visiting my daughters.
by streams and lakes in the mountains while writing or creating.