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Bill Doherty works with families, professionals, and the media--including Oprah, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Today Show, 20/20, USA Today, and Time.


My latest legacy work is around discernment counseling (mixed agenda couples uncertain on whether to work on the marriage or divorce) please visit DiscernmentCounseling for a growing national resource of therapists, lawyers, and mediators who will be joining forces to help people across the nation.


Bill Doherty is a writer, professor, presenter, consultant, and appears frequently on radio, tv, magazines

Doherty Relationship Institute, LLC

Join us at The Doherty Relationship Institute!

Click on the image above to learn more and join in. The store (more coming in 2014) link is here.

CEU Therapy Trainings

CEU's for Therapists

I offer 5 separate video trainings as well as a non-CE audio training on marriage therapy topics. Check them out in the therapy area.


Smart Marriages Presentations

Find all the presentations I've given at the annual Smart Marriages conference including the latest Banquet talk on Being Better Husbands. View all products here.


BEING BETTER HUSBANDS: PDF handouts from the banquet: project susmmary, and the criteria hand out.

Second Edition Coming in 2013

take back your marriage

"This book offers wise and timely advice on marriage from one of America's favorite therapists." --Mary Pipher, PhD, author of Reviving Ophelia and Another Country

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Take Back Your Wedding book


A wedding relationship book co-authored with my daughter is available on our website, The First Dance, or by Amazon here. The website is for premarital educators, parents of engaged children, and engaged couples.

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The Intentional Family Take Back Your Kids

Soul Searching Putting Family First


Citizen Democracy


Since 1999, I’ve been leading The Families and Democracy Project, based on the Public Work Model of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship. The aim is to move professionals into communities with new thinking and a new set of public skills for working on health, family, and social problems. Read more about this work here.

Couples on the Brink


Read an April 2011 research article on the reconciliation interests of divorcing parents.


Latest Networker Article on Mixed Agenda Couples (opens a PDF in a new window)


If you are a couples therapist, mediator or lawyer, check out Discernment Counseling and the DRI Alliance for Marriage and Divorce Professionals.


Copyright 2010 Bill Doherty, Ph.D.