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Graduate School of Education and Psychology Honored 2007 Psychology Graduates
The Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) held its annual commencement ceremony for psychology graduates on May 19 at Pepperdine's campus in Malibu. The Malibu and Pepperdine communities were invited to attend. Paul Faulkner, founder and owner of Resources for Living, gave the commencement speech. Distinguished alumnus Dr. Bradley Hudson, a 1990 GSEP graduate, was also honored.
About Paul Faulkner
Paul Faulkner is founder and principal owner of Resources for Living, Ltd. (RFL), an international counseling and consulting company located in Austin, Texas; Quebec City, Canada; and Mexico City, Mexico. As a major provider of counseling to and through such major corporations as Wal-Mart, Kroger, and IBM, over three million individuals in North America can access mental health services through RFL. The company also provides nonprofit counseling to churches and other charitable organizations including the United Methodist Church, the Catholic Church, and World Vision.
A prolific author, Dr. Faulkner’s books include Making Things Right When Things Go Wrong (which has sold over 350,000 copies), Achieving Success Without Failing Your Family, What Every Family Needs (with Dr. Carl Brecheen), and Making Life Work.
Prior to founding RFL, Dr. Faulkner held an academic appointment for 39 years as professor of Bible at Abilene Christian University (ACU) where he founded and chaired the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy, home to a nationally accredited master’s degree program. He currently holds the distinction of Professor Emeritus at ACU.
Dr. Faulkner is a licensed marriage and family therapist and remains active within the psychology profession through his memberships in the American Psychological Association and in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Dr. Faulkner received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree at ACU. He received a second master’s degree and his doctorate from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas, and has pursued postdoctoral work at Pepperdine and the American Institute for Family Relations. Dr. Faulkner was named ACU’s Teacher of the Year, he is a past recipient of the Distinguished Christian Service Award from Harding University, and he preaches frequently at his local church.
Dr. Faulkner lives with his wife Gladys in Driftwood, Texas.
About Bradley Ogden Hudson
Bradley Ogden Hudson is assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the Keck USC School of Medicine, center director of the Mental Health Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, and inaugural director and principal investigator for the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Health Professions Graduate Psychology Education Grant. Common to all of these significant responsibilities, Dr. Hudson is deeply committed to and active in properly educating and mentoring mental health professionals who focus especially on the needs of children and underserved communities.
Dr. Hudson focuses his work on the development of psychology services, training programs, and clinical research. He has greatly expanded the resources available to patients at Childrens Hospital, growing the staff from three to nearly 100, and increasing the number of psychologists appointed at Keck USC at Childrens Hospital from one to 14. The center provides support to over 30 trainees, 10 interns, and 14 postdoctoral fellows.
Previously, Dr. Hudson served Childrens Hospital as training director of the psychology internship, and as staff psychologist and postdoctoral fellow for the divisions of hematology, oncology, and general pediatrics. He also has held appointments at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and with the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Dr. Hudson serves the education profession at large. He is currently secretary and treasurer of the Southern California Association of Psychology Training Programs, and sits on the Grants Committee of the South Pasadena Educational Foundation.
Dr. Hudson earned his bachelor’s degree from UC Davis, his teaching credentials from UC Berkeley, his master’s degrees in school psychology and school counseling from Loyola Marymount University, and his Psy.D. from Pepperdine University. He also completed a fellowship in medical education at the Keck USC School of Medicine.
Dr. Hudson lives with his wife Annette in South Pasadena.