Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Breunlin, Douglas C.

  • William P. RussellEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_921

Name

Douglas C. Breunlin

Introduction

Douglas C. Breunlin is a Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Family Institute at Northwestern University (TFI). He has enjoyed a 42-year career as a marriage and family therapist. He has spent his career working at major centers devoted to family therapy and has published four books and over 60 articles and chapters on subjects related to family therapy training, theory development, and the integration of psychotherapies. He continues to practice, teach, write, and conduct research at TFI.

Career

Douglas C. Breunlin completed undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame where he received a BS degree in aeronautical engineering and a BA in Arts and Letters. These studies profoundly impacted his contributions to the field of couple and family therapy, the former through precise thinking about problem solving and the latter through an appreciation of the complexity of the human experience. Following a career as an aeronautical engineer at...

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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Douglas C. Breunlin
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  1. 1.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA