William J. Doherty, PhD

William J. Doherty, PhD William J. Doherty, Ph.D, is a family therapist and Professor in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota where he directs The Minnesota Couples on the Brink Project and The Citizen Professional Center. Clinically, he currently focuses on couples on the brink of divorce and on relational ethics in the everyday lives of clients. Following the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, he co-founded Braver Angels, a citizen initiative bringing conservatives and liberals together to counteract political polarization and restore the fraying social fabric in American society. Braver Angels now has volunteers working in all 50 states. Among his awards is the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Family Therapy Academy. His latest book is The Ethical Lives of Clients: Transcending Self-Interest in Psychotherapy, published by the American Psychological Association. Along with his daughter, he has started The Doherty Foundation for Social and Civil Well-Being that offers free training in ethical consultation for students and practicing therapists. 

Clients Deal with Ethics Too

By William J. Doherty, PhD