Dr. Michael Broder

Psychologist, author & lecturer

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D., is a psychologist, author, speaker and coach whose work centers around helping people to bring about change and resolve major life issues in the shortest time possible. Dr. Broder has conducted a private practice in Center City, Philadelphia for over 39 years, where he has treated thousands of individuals and couples in short-term results-oriented psychotherapy.

His latest book, Stage Climbing: The Shortest Path to Your Highest Potential, has received much acclaim from such notables as Deepak Chopra (Magical Mind, Magical Body)  Steve Covey (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People), Mark Victor Hanson (co-author, Chicken Soup for the Soul)  many other professionals; citing it’s groundbreaking and user friendly cognitive behavioral self-help approach. The Kindle version reached #1 on Amazon in its category. Please visit StageClimbing.com for more information.

Michael is also the author of the popular books, The Art of Living Single, which has been referred to by the Book of the Month Club and many in the media as the “bible for singles” with eighteen printings (Rawson/Macmillan and Avon Books), and The Art of Staying Together (Hyperion and Avon). Both books have been widely excerpted and quoted and are published in numerous foreign editions. This was followed by: Can Your Relationship Be Saved? How To Know Whether To Stay Or Go (Impact Publishers) which thus far has been published in eight languages. With his wife and colleague, Dr. Arlene Goldman, he co-authored Psychology Today: Secrets of Sexual Ecstasy for Alpha Books. He as also published numerous articles for many professional and popular publications and blogs regularly for the Huffington Post.

The concepts behind Stage Climbing were also made into a best-selling Nightingale-Conant audio program titled The Seven Stages of Transformation: Stage Climbing to Your Highest Potential. This interactive program takes listeners for an in-depth journey through the Stage Climbing system.  His other audio programs include Positive Attitude Training one of Nightingale Conant’s all time best selling programs  (also with a highly successful Simon and Schuster /Sound Ideas retail version); Self-Actualization: Achieving Your Full Potential, which was the first self help program ever to create action steps for Abraham Maslow’s legendary and pioneering self- actualization theory (also Nightingale Conant), as well as The Therapists Assistant Volumes I and II, designed for use by therapists around the world as an important part of their homework protocol for helping patients/clients between session. Dr. Broder’s Help Yourself Audiotherapy Program, with audio programs on anxiety, depression, anger, stress management, self-confidence, making major life changes as well as a comprehensive range of relationship topics have sold briskly throughout the English speaking world since 1992.

Dr. Broder earned his Ph.D. at Temple University in Philadelphia. In the 1970s, he was trained and personally supervised by the late Dr. Albert Ellis at the Institute for Rational Emotive Therapy (which eventually became the Albert Ellis Institute) in New York City. Dr. Ellis as well as Dr. Arnold Lazarus (another of Michael Broder’s mentors) were the early originators of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, today’s most practiced form of psychotherapy. Between 1981 and 1990, Dr. Broder directed the Philadelphia Institute for Rational Emotive Therapy where he and his staff trained over a thousand mental health professionals locally. In 2003, he was appointed Executive Director of the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City on an interim basis in order to oversee its difficult transition to the post Albert Ellis era.

In 1987, he founded Media Psychology Associates (MPA). MPA provides training and consultation services to a wide variety of clients, including employee assistance programs, law enforcement, industrial, educational and governmental organizations. Throughout his career, Dr. Broder has trained many thousands of psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals in the USA, Canada and England in continuing education seminars on numerous areas of cognitive behavioral results-oriented psychotherapy and couples counseling.

In 1995 he was awarded a five-year contract by the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) one of this nations most beleaguered, and controversial law enforcement agencies to be Stress Manager (Chief Psychologist). His role was to modify and oversee all psychological and counseling services, the Departments stress management training programs at all levels and various policies regarding stress. PPDs employee assistance program with the brief peer counseling component remains a model for law enforcement agencies today.

An early proponent of media psychology, Dr. Broder was president of the Media Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association (APA) where he developed and conducted the first training programs designed to coach psychologists in the necessary skills for radio, TV and print media.His media credits are extensive. For 17 years, he hosted radio programs for WCAU and WWDB in Philadelphia; WOR and WABC in New York; as well as NBC Talknet and ABC Talk Radio on the network level.

He has made countless radio and television guest appearances, including  The Today Show, Oprah, The Daily Show and many others; as well as numerous ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox News, CNN and CNBC news and talk programs. Dr. Broder has written for, been quoted and/or featured in Newsweek, Time, USA Today, TV Guide, The New York Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, Men’s Health, Redbook, Family Circle, Broadcasting Magazine, Mademoiselle, First for Women, Self Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and many hundreds of others. He has been a regular contributor to Universal Press Syndicate, Woman’s World (relationship column), Star Magazine, Business Digest and First for Women for a variety of columns and self-help articles.  He is a veteran of five multi-city media book tours in the USA and Australia; and has often served as a media spokesperson for the professional associations with which he is active.

Dr. Broder is a member and divisional past president of the American Psychological Association (APA); a fellow and past board chair of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA); a fellow and former board member of the Philadelphia Society for Clinical Psychologists (PSCP); a member of the National Association of Radio Talk Show Hosts (NARTSH); National Speakers Association (NSA); American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). He is listed in Who’s Who in America.

Dr. Broder has taught as an adjunct professor at Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University Medical School, The Union Institute, Drexel University, Rowan University, Chestnut Hill College and Philadelphia Community College. Click here for list. Presently he teaches at Villanova University and is a faculty member of the International Institute for the Advanced Studies of Psychotherapy and Applied Mental Health.

Michael has presented his work at over one hundred professional conferences, as well as in numerous other university settings. In addition, he has also made over twelve hundred presentations as a popular speaker and seminar leader throughout his career.

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In a survey conducted by Philadelphia Magazine of psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health professionals–a total of over 4,000 in the tri-state region of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware—Dr. Michael Broder was named one of the top and most universally respected couples and individual psychotherapists.

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Email Dr. Michael Broder directly: MB@MichaelBroder.com

Phone: 215-545-7000

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