Counseling Psychology — MFT
Bruce  Peltier

Bruce Peltier, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

Dr. Peltier is Professor of Psychology and Ethics at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific and is a regular lecturer in the Counseling Psychology department at USF. He has won the distinguished teaching award at both universities. Dr. Peltier is a licensed psychologist and executive coach in San Francisco, California and has served as President of the San Francisco Academy of Hypnosis.


Ph.D., Counseling, Wayne State University, Detroit

Courses Offered
  • Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • Ethical, Legal, & Professional Issues
  • Individual and Family Psychopathology
  • Individual and Systems Assessment
  • Research Methods
  • Spousal and Partner Abuse Assessment: Detection and Intervention
  • Substance Abuse Treatment

Curley, A. & Peltier, B. (2013). Standard of Care: Legal View. Issues in Dental Ethics: American Society for Dental Ethics, 80(3), 53-63.

Peltier, B. & Curley, A. (2013). The Ethics of Social Media in Dental Practice: Challenges. California Dental Association, 41(7), 499-512.

Peltier, B. (2009). The Psychology of Executive Coaching: Theory and Application, (2nd Ed). Philadelphia, PA: Routledge.

Peltier, B. & Giusti, L. (2008). Commerce and care. The irreconcilable tension between selling and caring. McGeorge Law Review. 39(3), University of the Pacific School of Law, 785-800.

Peltier, B. & Dower, J. (2007, Fall). The ethics of adopting a new drug: Articaine as an example. Journal of the American College of Dentists, 73(3).

Harness, D., Peltier, B. & Tanabe, T. (1994). Correlation of psychological and clinical characteristics in the facial pain population. American Journal of Pain Management, 4(3).

Krumboltz, J.D. & Peltier, B. (1977). What identifies the counseling psychologist: Method or results? The Counseling Psychologist, 7(2).