Date and Place of Birth: June 29,1933, Houston, Texas

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada,
1955-1958, B.A.
Graduated Magna Cum Laude.
1960-1963, S.T.B.
(Bachelor of Sacred Theology) and
M.A. in Philosophy.

Rice University, Houston, Texas,
1969-1972, graduate work in
Psychology and Religion

University of California, Santa Monica, California
1997, M.S.P. (Masters in Spiritual Psychology)

Recipient of the Following Academic Awards:
Trustees' Scholarship
John MacDonald Scholarship in Philosophy
Cardinal Mercier Gold Medal in Philosophy
Trustees' Gold Medal for Academic Excellence

Faculty, St. Thomas High School, Houston, Texas 1958-1960
Faculty, University St.Thomas, Houston, Texas 1963-1964
Faculty, Sacred Heart Dominican College, Houston, Texas, 1965-1970
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, Houston, Texas, 1966-1969
    Chairman of the Religion Department
Rice University, Houston, Texas, Teaching Fellow, 1969-1972
Management Consultant, Denka Chemical Corporation, Houston, Texas, 1977-1980
Texas General Resources, Inc., Board of Directors and Director of Human Resources Program, Houston, Texas, 1980-1983
Faculty, Ultimate Strength Conferences, The Houstonian, Inc., 1980-1982
Consulting and Counseling Practice, 1969-1988
Palmer Drug Abuse Program, Board of Directors, 1981-1988
Palmer Drug Abuse Program, Los Angeles, President, 1981-1988
The Life Plus Co-Dependency Treatment Center, National Director, 1987-1990
John Bradshaw Center at Ingleside Hospital, Founder and National Director, Los Angeles, 1990-1993
National Board of Directors – The Montessori Society
Honorary Chairman-Capital Campaign – Council on Alcohol and Drugs— Houston
Fellow-The Meadows Institute – Wickenberg Arizona
Adjunct Professor at Southern Methodist University, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, where several of his works, HomeComing and Family of Origin, are required in order to obtail a post-graduate degree in social work
Lecture Series at more than five thousand churches and synagogues worldwide, 1960-present

Bradshaw On: The Family - 1986 (Health Communications, Inc.)
Bradshaw On: Healing the Shame that Binds You - 1988 (Health Communications, Inc.)
Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child - 1990 (Bantam)
Creating Love - 1992 (Bantam)
Family Secrets - 1995 (Bantam)
Bradshaw On: The Family (Revised) - 1996 (Health Communications, Inc.)
Bradshaw On: Healing the Shame that Binds You (Revised)
Reclaiming Virtue:
How To Develop The Moral Intelligence To Do The Right Thing At The Right Time For The Right Reason - Fall 2008 (Bantam)


Over the past 35 years John has hosted, appeared on, been interviewed on over 800 television and radio shows worldwide.  John has appeared on Oprah, Geraldo, Sally, Dr. Ruth, Tom Snyder, Donahue, Politically Incorrect, Good Morning America, CNN News, CNN-Talk Back Live, the BBC and on Sirius Radio. He has been interviewed for, or written articles for over 600 magazines (including Newsweek, Rolling Stone, People, Lears and The Hollywood Reporter), newspapers (including Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, and Portland's Oregonian.)  At one time or another, virtually every newspaper in major markets in the United States has written articles about John Bradshaw.) John has been interviewed or written for special trade magazines. John has presented over 5000 keynote speeches, workshops, lectures and talks, and  over 1,600 one to two  day intensive workshops (US and Internationally.)

Talk Show Host, Spotlight, a weekly one-hour television program - 1969-1972
Talk Show Host, The Bradshaw Difference, a nationally syndicated daily
talk show – 1996 produced by MGM
The Eight Stages of Man - eight part PBS series - aired 1982
Bradshaw On the Family - ten-part PBS series - aired 1985
Where Are You Father? - one-hour PBS program - aired 1986
Healing the Shame that Binds You - one-hour PBS program - aired 1987
Adult Children Of Dysfunctional Families - two-hour PBS program - aired 1988
Surviving Divorce - ninety-minute PBS program - aired 1989
Bradshaw On Homecoming - ten-part PBS series - aired 1990

Creating Love - ten-part PBS series - aired 1992-1993
Eating Disorders - three-part PBS series - aired 1994-1995
Bradshaw On: Family Secrets - six-part PBS series - aired 1995
Talk Show Host, The Bradshaw Difference, a nationally syndicated daily
talk show – 1996 produced by MGM
*John was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award as
Outstanding Talk Show Host in 1991

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