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Dr. David Pulley's Bio:
Dr. David Pulley Founder of Diamonds In The Rough Consulting and is known as "The Soul Mate Specialist"
"Dr. Dave" has his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is a native of Philadelphia and is an expert on the subject of Soul Mates, largely due to the dissertation he wrote on the subject. This dissertation is one of the foundational research studies in clinical psychology on the concept, seeing that little research has been conducted on this topic. As a result, he is known as an expert on soul mates and a pioneer of some of the clinically based models and theories on the subject.
Dr. Pulley is a clinical psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience in the field and 4 years in private practice. His experience includes teaching, training, counseling, speaking, group facilitation and supervising. However, his research and extensive experience gives him expertise in the area of relationships and relationship issues.
Dr. Pulley has extensive experience in inter-relations consulting. He has developed models geared towards helping people understand themselves, their developmental level and their tendencies in mate selection. David offers these services as a supplement to therapy for working with those who would like to enhance their self-esteem.
Specialities: Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Attachment and Spirituality.
Dr. David Pulley's Experience:
Executive Director and Chief Consultant at True Love ConsultingOctober 2017 - Present | Philadelphia, PA
Supervising other consultants and providing consultation to individuals and couples on understanding their relationships and their relationship history. True Love Consulting is an agency that uses a combination of traditional methods and new strategies to consult individuals and couples seeking help in their relationships. This agency was birthed from the models and theories created by Dr. David Pulley, who is known as "The Soul Mate Specialist." "Dr. Dave" is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. At True Love Consulting, we provide what relationships really need...Tender Loving Care.
Clinical Supervisor of Outpatient Services (South) at Intercultural Family Services, Inc.October 2016 - Present | 23rd & Passyunk Philadelphia, PA
Responsible for the overall clinical management of Intercultural Behavioral Health Center (South) Outpatient Clinics. This responsibility includes assisting the Medical Director in staff supervision around clinical issues, direct supervision of staff regarding clinical matters, assistance in providing in-service training, interfacing with Community Behavioral Health (CBH), HMOs and the county and state licensing and oversight entities. This position reports directly to the CEO/Executive Director.
Adjunct Professor (Crisis Intervention) at Philadelphia UniversitySeptember 2016 - Present | Henry Ave. Philadelphia, PA
The professor teaches a course that provides a survey of approaches to the theory and practice of crisis intervention and trauma counseling with individuals and groups. Study includes critical incident debriefing, distress reduction and affect regulation, cognitive interventions, emotional processing, psychoeducation, body work, and contemporary use of alternative strategies.
Clinical Manager at Northern Children's ServicesMarch 2015 - Present | Ridge Ave. Phila. PA. 19130
The STS Clinical Manager directs, communicates, monitors and supervises all of the administrative, fiscal and clinical processes of designated School Therapeutic Services Programs. The STS Clinical Manager is responsible for assuring high quality in all phases of the program, including the treatment planning process, and program processes. The STS Clinical Manager is also responsible for supervising the provision of any authorized BHRS "wraparound" services authorized through Northern Children Services. The STS Clinical Manager carries out these functions by directing and supporting the Clinicians, BHW staff, MT, BSC, and Case manager in delivering superior service. The STS Clinical Manager is responsible for monitoring the budget, census and staffing for their programs to insure the program is meeting all fiscal requirements. The STS Clinical Manager is responsible to ensure that all documentation meets internal audit requirements in addition to funding source and accrediting body standards.
Psy.D. Graduate at Chestnut Hill CollegeAugust 2006 - May 2013
Skills: Clinical Skills Individual and group psychotherapy. Expertise in short- and long-term psychotherapy with older adults, adults, adolescents and children. Proficient in a wide variety of clinical orientations: behavior modification, supportive and reality oriented groups, and interpersonal therapies. Skilled in stress management, and relaxation therapy for chronic inpatient populations. Training to address a wide spectrum of clinical issues including adjustment/impulse control disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse/dependence, schizophrenic and schizoaffective disorders, anxiety disorders, affective disorders, sexual disorders, sleep disorders and neurotic disorders. Psychological testing and diagnostics. Thematic Apperception Test (TAT); Rorschach (Exner system); Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-IV (WISC-IV); Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-II (WIAT-II); Sentence Completion; Achenbach Child Behavior Checklist; Brown Attention Deficit Disorder Scale (BADDS); Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Functioning (BRIEF); Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (Beery VMI)
Therapist Extern at St. Joseph's University Counseling CenterAugust 2009 - June 2010
Provided supportive therapy and counseling for college students; wrote progress notes; developed a relationship discussion group for students; provided consultation to address student difficulties; developed case conceptualizations; conducted case management. Supervised by Drs. Ernie Hermosisima and Natalie Petyk.
Therapist Extern at The Crefeld SchoolAugust 2008 - June 2009
Assessment Extern -The Crefeld School, Administered Psychological assessments batteries to the students; provided counseling, and therapeutic support to high school students; scored psychodiagnostic tests; wrote interpretive integrated reports; co-facilitated a support group for young men with ADHD; provided mentoring support for students with learning and behavior issues; conducted meetings giving feedback to parents and students on testing results. Supervised by Dr
Therapist Extern at Drexel University Counseling CenterMay 2007 - June 2008
Provided supportive therapy and counseling for college students; developed and co-facilitated a relationship/discussion group for students; developed treatment plans; conducted case conferences; conducted case management; wrote progress notes. Supervised by Dr. Matthew Portadin.
Guest Lecturer at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)September 2014
Assist Dr. Yuma Tomes the professor of Multiculturalism in the Early Education Program at PCOM by teaching principles presented in research articles. Two classes will be spent focusing on my "4 Pillars" model of Psycho/Spiritual/Emotional Development from my upcoming book on Soul Mates. This book is based on my dissertation: Where Art Thou? A Phenomenological Study on the Belief in Soul Mates and its Perceived Influence on Relationship Choices.
"The Soul Mate Specialist" at Diamonds In The Rough ConsultingMay 2013
Dr. Dave has a phenomenal reputation for infusing spiritual concepts with scientific and psychological principles to bring what he calls "The Balanced Perspective" to Relationship Advising. Out of his "4 Pillars" model (Spiritual, Mental, Emotional and Physical), Dr. Dave trains the Spiritual, Mental and Emotional pillars and encourages a person to see a Physical Trainer for the fourth and final pillar.
Therapist at Northeast Treatment CentersJuly 2011
NorthEast Treatment Centers (NET), a non-profit, licensed and accredited organization, offers a range of behavioral health and social services to adults, adolescents, children and families in the Greater Philadelphia region, the Lehigh Valley and the state of Delaware. From foster care and school therapeutic services to residential and outpatient programs for addiction recovery, our services are comprehensive, quality-driven, cost-effective and delivered by a staff that's committed to doing its best for their consumers.
Clinical Consultant at Northern Children's ServicesNovember 2014
Available for crisis intervention and collaboration with children, family and other involved professionals to develop a crisis plan that would include behavioral contracts with the child and lists of community and therapeutic resources. Maintain contact with other members of the treatment team and assisted in the implementation of the treatment plan. Help develop daily routines, which enhance the treatment approach indicated in the treatment plan. Document collateral contacts with family and other entities involved with client treatment in his/her progress notes. Provide child-centered, family-focused individual and family psychotherapy as appropriate, which addresses the defined problem areas in the treatment plan and is strength-based. Ensure that services provided to the child and family are unified and that there is continuity of care. Coordinate the overall clinical direction of treatment and determines, with the family and other involved professionals, any other necessary family or child support services (i.e., medication, psychological testing, community supports) and how they can be obtained by the family. Assess strengths and therapeutic needs of child and family by using active listening, asking questions, and an exchange of information.
President and CEO at Diamonds In The Rough Consulting LLCNovember 2009
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Dr. David Pulley's Education:
Chestnut Hill College2006 – 2013M.S.; May, 2008 Psy.D.; May 2013
Howard University1998 – 2002B.S.Concentration: Psychology
Dr. David Pulley's Interests & Activities:
Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology, Relationships, Soul-Mate Theory, Marketing, Brand Awareness