Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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

Sprenkle, Douglas

  • Sean D. DavisEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_737

Name

Douglas H. Sprenkle, PhD, LMFT

Introduction

Dr. Sprenkle is a professor emeritus and former director of the Marriage and Family Therapy doctoral program, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He is currently retired and living in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Career

Dr. Sprenkle received his Bachelors in Government from Wesleyan University (1963), a masters from Princeton Theological Seminary (1967), and a masters (1973) and doctorate (1975) in Family Social Science with a minor in Psychology from University of Minnesota. While working on his dissertation, Doug spent 2 years as an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development, University of Wisconsin-Stout (1973–1975). He then moved to the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Purdue University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, where he spent his entire post-doctoral career of 39 years. He was an assistant professor for 5 years. He spent 6...

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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.California School of Professional PsychologyAlliant International UniversitySacramentoUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jessica Rohlfing Pryor
    • 1
  1. 1.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA