Bedford Palmer II, Ph.D.
Dr. Bedford Palmer II is an associate professor and the chair of the Counseling department at Saint Mary's College of California, as well as a licensed psychologist. He earned his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of California Irvine, his master’s degree in psychology from California State University Long Beach, and his Doctorate in counseling psychology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Dr. Palmer completed his predoctoral psychology internship at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Palmer’s teaching and clinical interests are in professional ethics, supervision, conceptualization and treatment planning, community mental health, and multicultural competence development. His research interests involve multicultural and social justice psychology, ally identity development, multicultural competence, training of psychologists, and psychology in social media. Dr. Palmer provides psychotherapy and diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting to a diverse clientele of individuals and organizations. He produced and co-hosted the Naming It podcast and is the author of "Daddy Why Am I Brown?": A healthy conversation about skin color and family.
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology (APA Accredited)
California State University, Long Beach
M.A. Research Psychology
University of California, Irvine
B.A. Anthropology, Minor in African American Studies