About

The Doherty Relationship Institute, LLC was formed in the spring of 2013 as a family business comprised of many aspects of Bill Doherty’s work alongside the work of his daughter, Elizabeth Doherty Thomas, MA, LAMFT.

Together we bring a unique voice in the field of marriage and the field of psychotherapy.  We truly represent two genders, two generations, and two very different life experiences.  If we’re not plotting a new idea, we’re sharing news stories with each other about various cultural forces in relationships, business or topics around science, religion, social movements, or new books.

There are endless projects and bridges being built so we hope you can keep up with us and participate at whatever level you wish (from sending us your stories and perspectives), to plugging in more deeply as a member of DRI or purchasing products or services from us.

We are very easy to reach and diligent about email!
Click Here to send us an Email!

Read more about the various octopus legs of our work in the About page drop down.

About

The Doherty Relationship Institute, LLC was formed in the spring of 2013 as a family business comprised of many aspects of Bill Doherty’s work alongside the work of his daughter, Elizabeth Doherty Thomas, MA, LAMFT.

Together we bring a unique voice in the field of marriage and the field of psychotherapy.  We truly represent two genders, two generations, and two very different life experiences.  If we’re not plotting a new idea, we’re sharing news stories with each other about various cultural forces in relationships, business or topics around science, religion, social movements, or new books.

There are endless projects and bridges being built so we hope you can keep up with us and participate at whatever level you wish (from sending us your stories and perspectives), to plugging in more deeply as a member of DRI or purchasing products or services from us.

We are very easy to reach and diligent about email!
Click Here to send us an Email!

Read more about the various octopus legs of our work in the About page drop down.

About Bill Doherty

William J. Doherty is an educator, researcher, therapist, speaker, author, consultant, and community organizer. He is Professor and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program in the Department of Family Social Science, College of Education and Human Development, at the University of Minnesota, where he is also an adjunct Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

Bill is past president of the National Council on Family Relations, the nation’s oldest interdisciplinary family studies organization. His awards include the Significant Contribution to the Field of Marriage and Family Therapy Award, the Margaret E. Arcus Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Life Education, and the Outstanding Community Service Award from the University of Minnesota.

Bill Doherty has authored or edited nine books for professionals, numerous articles in professional journals, and five books for lay audiences on the topics of family rituals, confident parenting, marriage, overscheduled kids, and the family dynamics of wedding planning.

A popular speaker to lay and professional audiences, Bill has won several teaching awards in his career and is frequently interviewed by print, radio, and TV media on family issues.
Since 1999, Bill has been developing and leading the Families and Democracy Project and the Citizen Health Care Project, a community organizing approach to working with families and promoting cultural change.

Bill is a licensed marriage and family therapist, psychologist, and Clinical Member, Fellow and Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He received his Ph.D. in family studies from the University of Connecticut in 1978 and has served on the faculty of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Iowa and the University of Oklahoma before coming to the University of Minnesota in 1986.

Download the Doherty Professional Autobiography, 26 pages from 2001 or a somewhat updated Bill Doherty CV.

Bill is also the Project Lead for the Birthdays Without Pressure project. You can view an excerpt from Bill's Intentional Family Book, just Click Here.

About Bill Doherty

William J. Doherty is an educator, researcher, therapist, speaker, author, consultant, and community organizer. He is Professor and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program in the Department of Family Social Science, College of Education and Human Development, at the University of Minnesota, where he is also an adjunct Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

Bill is past president of the National Council on Family Relations, the nation’s oldest interdisciplinary family studies organization. His awards include the Significant Contribution to the Field of Marriage and Family Therapy Award, the Margaret E. Arcus Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Life Education, and the Outstanding Community Service Award from the University of Minnesota.

Bill Doherty has authored or edited nine books for professionals, numerous articles in professional journals, and five books for lay audiences on the topics of family rituals, confident parenting, marriage, overscheduled kids, and the family dynamics of wedding planning.

A popular speaker to lay and professional audiences, Bill has won several teaching awards in his career and is frequently interviewed by print, radio, and TV media on family issues.
Since 1999, Bill has been developing and leading the Families and Democracy Project and the Citizen Health Care Project, a community organizing approach to working with families and promoting cultural change.

Bill is a licensed marriage and family therapist, psychologist, and Clinical Member, Fellow and Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He received his Ph.D. in family studies from the University of Connecticut in 1978 and has served on the faculty of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Iowa and the University of Oklahoma before coming to the University of Minnesota in 1986.

Download the Doherty Professional Autobiography, 26 pages from 2001 or a somewhat updated Bill Doherty CV.

Bill is also the Project Lead for the Birthdays Without Pressure project. You can view an excerpt from Bill's Intentional Family Book, just Click Here.

About Elizabeth Doherty Thomas

An entrepreneur, internet marketer, presenter, author, consultant, marriage and family therapist, and networking queen, she is trying to hold on to her hat as she chases her own professional dreams and helps her father, Bill Doherty’s, legacy work come to life.

The buck starts and stops with Elizabeth and her hope is to have huge growth for The Doherty Relationship Institute’s key projects and bring on a team of fantastic administrative support and others to help couples, therapists, mediators and lawyers connect in such a highly stressful situation to bring peace and harmony, however things evolve within the couple relationship.

When not racing around the internet, she enjoys trying to watch geekery like Firefly with her husband, or picking up rubber bands off the floor from her Rainbow Loom loving son and daughter.

About Elizabeth Doherty Thomas

An entrepreneur, internet marketer, presenter, author, consultant, marriage and family therapist, and networking queen, she is trying to hold on to her hat as she chases her own professional dreams and helps her father, Bill Doherty’s, legacy work come to life.

The buck starts and stops with Elizabeth and her hope is to have huge growth for The Doherty Relationship Institute’s key projects and bring on a team of fantastic administrative support and others to help couples, therapists, mediators and lawyers connect in such a highly stressful situation to bring peace and harmony, however things evolve within the couple relationship.

When not racing around the internet, she enjoys trying to watch geekery like Firefly with her husband, or picking up rubber bands off the floor from her Rainbow Loom loving son and daughter.

About Codi Quick

Codi Quick is the ninja behind all the wild and crazy ideas and desires Bill and Elizabeth have to serve customers and move our work forward. She and her team can handle the smallest to largest task with ease, grace, and speed. Her professionalism and detail-oriented nature make her an essential member of our team.

About Codi Quick

Codi Quick is the ninja behind all the wild and crazy ideas and desires Bill and Elizabeth have to serve customers and move our work forward. She and her team can handle the smallest to largest task with ease, grace, and speed. Her professionalism and detail-oriented nature make her an essential member of our team.

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