The quadrune mind model has been developed by Tom F. Shadid, Ph.D. over the past two decades. The model is based on Paul D. MacLean’s philosophy of mind, as presented in his triune brain model of evolution. Dr. Shadid is currently working with his daughter, Kerri Shadid, on the quadrune mind model.

Dr. Tom F. Shadid has a total of almost 40 years of mental health experience at the master’s and doctoral levels of training. He did his predoctoral internship at the University of Virginia’s Counseling Center in Charlottesville. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1989 from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. He has worked in various professional settings, including outpatient, residential, and private practice. Dr. Shadid retired as an Oklahoma Health Service Provider psychologist in 2014. Since 1997, Dr. Shadid has presented the quadrune mind model (aka “Neurospirituality”) to a variety of interested people, including business, general public, religious, professional, and educational groups.

Kerri Shadid is a freelance writer, poet, and visual artist. Before returning to Oklahoma City, Kerri studied UN peacekeeping as a Fulbright student at McGill University in Montreal and received her Master’s in the Humanities and Social Thought from New York University. She has written for organizations including The McCalmon Group, CooperHouse, The Third Space, and other clients in a variety of fields. Her articles have appeared in Oklahoma Today, World Literature Today, and The Chronicles of Oklahoma. As a poet, she writes spontaneous, custom poems for visitors to her Poetry Stand, which she performs around Oklahoma City and the region. She was the 2014-2015 SPACE Artist-in-Residence at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown OKC and her visual art has appeared in galleries and at events across Oklahoma. Learn more about Kerri’s work at kerrishadid.com.