There’s a nasty little secret in the therapy field: Couples therapy may be the hardest form of therapy, and most therapists (even advanced practitioners) aren’t good at it.


From a consumer’s point of view, going in for couples therapy is like having your broken leg set by a doctor who skipped orthopedics in medical school.


William Doherty, Ph.D., is a professor and director of the Minnesota Couples on the Brink Project at the University of Minnesota.  His books include Helping Couples on the Brink of Divorce: Discernment Counseling for Troubled Relationships, with Steven Harris.  He is cofounder of Better Angels, an initiative to depolarize America.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: William Doherty is the director at Citizen Professional Center; and the Minnesota Couples on the Brink Project. Dr. Doherty is a professor at the University of Minnesota. He is an author and receives royalties.

Non-financial: William Doherty is a member of the American Psychological Association.