WILLIAM DOHERTY, PHD

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.

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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.

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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: Dr. William Doherty has an employment relationship with the University of Minnesota and serves as the director of the Minnesota Couples on the Brink Project.  He receives royalties as a published author, and he receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.



Non-financial: Dr. William Doherty is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the National Council on Family Relations, the International Council of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem, and the American Psychological Association.