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Dr. Arredondo is a medical doctor, forensic expert, depth psychotherapist, and relationship consultant, and former executive. He is also a director of a nationally recognized non-profit, The Children’s Program. Dr. Arredondo’s work has been featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, U.S. News & World Report and on PBS, NPR, MSNBC, and others. He has been retained for his expertise by a range of clients extending from Big Pharma and the U.S. Department of Justice to the ACLU.  He is the director of Menlo Multimedia, a video production company specializing in documentaries and forensic impacts. He is also a successful artist and represents other artists as well).

In addition to extensive professional experience, Dr. Arredondo has published papers and book chapters, designed programs, supervised postdoctoral trainees, and delivered major lectures to licensed professionals on a wide variety of topics. As a charter member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, he received a small “piece of the prize” from the Nobel Prize committee in 1985.

Raised in the poorest per-capita county in America, Dr. Arredondo went on to graduate from Harvard University and was the first Mexican-American graduate of both Harvard University (cum laude) and Harvard Medical School. Not one to rest on his laurels, Dr. Arredondo has also traveled the world in search of experiences in all walks of life: painting in the South of France, working with Native-American shamans (curanderos) in Mexico and South America and studying Buddhism (The Avatamsaka Sutra), Taoism (Tao Te Ching), and Sufism (The Qur’an). He has combined his education, experience, and extensive study of spiritual, religious and, philosophical thought to color the wisdom expressed in his work. He has published and lectured extensively nationwide on the causes of disordered behavior including impaired impulse control, post-traumatic reactions, personality disorders, learning impairments, and impaired decision-making. He has also lectured on corporate topics, including maximizing organizational effectiveness, creativity, and problem solving.

Human happiness and personal success are topics of special focus. Dr. Arredondo is also a former member of the clinical faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine. For the last several years, Dr. Arredondo has focused on the continuing innovation of culturally competent, community-based services for children in state juvenile justice, mental health, foster care, and early child education systems. This culminated in the first Juvenile Mental Health Court in the nation and The Tonal Connectedness Initiative™, in which he has translated advances in developmental neuroscience into a child- and family-friendly method to deliver support services to those individuals facing multiple adversities. His work has been supported by the California Endowment, the Stuart Foundation, the Michelson Foundation, and the San Francisco Foundation, among others.

Dr. Arredondo is universally described as a warm, engaging, funny, inspiring, and entertaining public speaker.  His career evolved spontaneously from demand.

Keynotes and Workshops available, please contact admin@davidarredondo.com or call his Office Manager, Christy Whelan, at (650) 521-0707 for more information.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Arredondo directly with special requests.  He delights in meeting unexpected and unfamiliar challenges.  So, do him a favor and call!