Vita Laird

Laird Bridgman, Psy.D., CEAP


BIOLA UNIVERSITY, Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology
La Mirada, California
APA-Approved Doctoral Program
Psy,D., Clinical Psychology, June 1991
M.A., Clinical Psychology, May 1986

Athens, Georgia
B.S., Psychology major, May 1984 (Magna Cum Laude)


California (PSY14510)
Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP),
Employee Assistance Professionals Association


Evangelical Church Alliance


Diplomat, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Employee Assistance Professionals Association

Founder & CEO 1993 – present

Renewed Hope and Renewal from Sexual Addiction Ministries ( A non-profit corporation providing Christ-centered recovery programs and materials for people struggling with sexual addiction.

10/99 –10/00

Extramural Fellowship in Cognitive Therapy. The Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy, Bala Cynwyd, PA. Aaron T. Beck, MD, Founder, Judith Beck, PhD, Clinical Director. Supervisor: Christine Reilley, PhD

March 1999
to Present

Advisory Board Member, Rosemead School of Psychology. Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

Relevant Work Experience
4/96 – Present

Bridgman Psychological Services, P.C. Lake Forest, CA

Position: Licensed Psychologist. Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Certified Employee Assistance Professional.

Clinical Specialties: Depression, anxiety, compulsive sexual behaviors and marital and individual therapy.

01/2014 – Present

ARGOSY UNIVERSITY, Graduate Psychology Department.
Orange, CaliforniaPosition: Adjunct Faculty Member. Teaching graduate courses in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

8/08 – 12/2015

VANGUARD UNIVERSITY, Graduate Studies in Psychology Department.
Costa Mesa, CaliforniaPosition: Adjunct Faculty Member. Teaching graduate courses in Cognitive Therapy, Clinical Foundations, Professinoal Skills, Case Conceptualization, Clinical Psychotherpay, & Psychopathology

11/93 – 06/2002

Irvine, CaliforniaPosition: Director Provider Services, Director EAP Programs, Senior Care Manager.
Specialty Managed Care Company serving Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 employer groups
and unions.

8/94 – 3/96


Position: M.F.C.C. Intern. Supervisor: Raymond Salcido, L.C.S.W.
Clinical specialties include: Individual and marital therapy, compulsive sexual behaviors, depression, and anxiety.

8/91 – 6/94

THE DENNISON CLINIC – Carlsbad, California

Position: Psychological Assistant. Supervisor: Joyce Dennison, Ph.D.
Clinical specialties include: Marital therapy, adult children of dysfunctional families, recovery from sexual addiction, childhood abuse, assessment, and co-dependency.



Position: M.F.C.C. Intern. Supervisor: Jay Justice, M.F.C.C.
Activities: Individual counseling with adults, adolescents, and marital and family therapy. Clinical specialties include: Recovery from sexual addiction, eating disorders, alcoholism, childhood abuse, and co-dependency.


COLLEGE HOSPITAL – Cerritos, California

Position: Behavioral Specialist, Men’s Chemical Dependency Program and Adult General Psychology Program. Supervisor: Pat Motz, R.N., Adult Program Director. Activities: Individual counseling, charting, admission assessments, participation in multidisciplinary staff meetings and treatment planning, crisis intervention, co-leading family groups and men’s aftercare groups, leading Step Study and goal review groups. Certified in Management of Assaultive Behavior Techniques.


Bridgman, L.P. (February 9, 2006) The Catholic View of Sexuality, Is it for today? Speaker, San Franciscan Solana Catholic Church, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

Bridgman, L.P. (June 5 – 8, 2003) Jesus the Carpenter: Real Tools for Real Men. Speaker, Saddleback Valley Community Church Men’s Wilderness Retreat, Kern, CA.

Bridgman, L.P. (April 26, 2001). Landing on your feet: dealing with life’s changes and losses. EAP Presentation, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Cherry Hill, NJ.

Bridgman, L.P. (June, 2000). Dealing with grief and loss. Invited speaker, The Care Conference, The Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, CA.

Bridgman, L.P. (February 5, 2000). How good men do bad things: Understanding the mechanism for problematic sexual behaviors. Speaker, Saddleback Men’s Retreat. Murrieta Hot Springs, CA.

Bridgman, L.P. (February, 1999). Identifying and using your spiritual gifts. Speaker, Celebrate Recovery Leader’s Training, Saddleback Valley Community Church, Lake Forest, CA.

Bridgman, S.L. & Bridgman, L.P. (March, 1998). The art of grief counseling. Invited guest lecturers, Saddleback Valley Community Church Lay Counselor Training Program, Lake Forest, CA.

Bridgman, L.P. (June 25,1997). Through a managed care company’s eyes: A case presentation. Invited speaker, The Beck Institute. Philadelphia, PA.

Bridgman, L.P., Diehm, P.J. (November 16, 1996). How to balance managed care and fee for service in your private practice. 6 hr. Professional Development Seminar, Orange, CA.

Bridgman, L.P., (June 29, 1996). Broken Vessels. Commencement Address. Trinity College of Graduate Studies, Orange CA.

Bridgman, L.P., (February 10, 1996). The Loving Heart. Featured speaker at Single’s Ministry Valentine’s Banquet. Saddleback Valley Community Church, Lake Forest, CA.

Bridgman, L.P., (March, 1995). Male and Female Realities: Understanding the Opposite Sex. Featured speaker at “Mel’s Place,” Saddleback Valley Community Church, Lake Forest, CA.

Bridgman, L.P., & Diehm, P.J. (November 20, 1993). Marketing Magic: Building and Maintaining a Successful Private Practice. Professional Development Seminar, hosted by Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

Bridgman, L.P. (June 20, 1993). The Importance of Father. Featured guest on “The Caring Connection”. KPRZ Radio, San Marcos, CA.

Bridgman, L.P. (May 6, 1993). Sexual Addiction: Identifying and Understanding This Psychological and Spiritual Disease. Guest Lecture at the University of San Diego, CA.

Bridgman, L.P. & Gustafson, E.W. (February 24, 1993). When your
Knight’s Armor Has Lost Its Shine: A Restoration Kit for Women. Presentation to Ocean Hills M.O.P.S. program, San Clemente, California.

Bridgman, L.P. (February 1, 1993). On Sexual Addiction. Featured guest on “LifeCare” radio show. KBRT Radio, Costa Mesa, CA.


Bridgman, L.P. (2011). Where to From Here?  A Guide for Groups Working the 12 Steps of RSA. BlackHawk Canyon Publishers, Lake Forest, CA.  (Available on Amazon)Bridgman, L.P. (2010). Where to From Here?  A Guide for Individuals Working the 12 Steps of RSA. BlackHawk Canyon Publishers, Lake Forest, CA.   (Available on Amazon)

Bridgman, L.P. (2004). Renewal From Sexual Addiction: Sobriety Maintenance Calendar. BlackHawk Canyon Publishers, Laguna Hills, CA.  (Available @

Bridgman, L.P. (1997). Renewal From Sexual Addiction: A First Step Guide. BlackHawk Canyon Publishers, Laguna Hills, CA.

Bridgman, L.P. & Diehm, P. (1996). Balancing Fee For Service And Managed Care In Your Private Practice. Audio Series. SMC Publications, Garden Grove, CA.

Stevens, D.T., Edwards, K.J., Hunter, W.F., & Bridgman, L.P. (1993).
An investigation of the color-affect hypothesis in Exner’s comprehensive system. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 77, 1347-1360.

Bridgman, L.P. (1991). Contributing author to: Sexual addictions in the church?: Hope for the imprisoned! Copyright 1991 by Bill Ritchey. Published by Overcomers Outreach, Whittier, CA.

Bridgman, L.P., & Carter, J.D. (1989). Christianity and psychoanalysis: Original sin, oedipal or preoedipal? Journal of Psychology and Theology, 17, 3-8.

Bridgman, L.P., & Carter, J.D. (1989). Narcissus precedes oedipus: A reply to Vitz and Gartner. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 17, 13-15.

Bridgman, L.P., & McQueen, W.M., Jr. (1987). The success of Alcoholics Anonymous: Locus of control and God’s general revelation. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 15, 224-231.