Clinical Program Faculty: Robert Deady, Psy.D.

Robert Deady, Psy.D.
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
rdeady@wi.edu

B.A. Psychology, Sonoma State University, 2008
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute, 2017

Dr. Robert Deady graduated from the Wright Institute doctoral program in Clinical Psychology in 2017. The 2019 – 2020 training year marks the first that he will serve as the associate director of the Wright Institute Clinic and the training director of the Wright Institute Sanctuary Project. Dr. Deady has had a longstanding interest in training, supervision, and teaching — dating all the way back to his undergraduate days, when he initially aspired to be a high school English teacher, and was a teaching assistant for introduction to psychology and counseling classes. After his year working at the Wright Institute Clinic has a clinic mentor, Dr. Deady completed his internship at the Drexel University counseling center in Philadelphia, PA. While Dr. Deady enjoyed his time in the City of Brotherly Love, he was excited to make a return to the bay area, his lifelong home, and complete two years of postdoctoral training at the Wright Institute Clinical Services.

Dr. Deady is a psychodynamically oriented clinician, drawing heavily upon contemporary relational psychoanalysis and object relations. Dr. Deady’s clinical interests include working with childhood abuse survivors, working with LGBTQ-identified folks, identity and developmental concerns, and dissociative reactions to trauma. For his dissertation, Dr. Deady conducted a quantitative study looking at the relationship between aggressive humor and beliefs about gender and sexism in adult men.