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Bill J. Doherty, Ph.D.

Bill J. Doherty, Ph.D. 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.

He is also co-founder of Better Angels, a national citizens' movement to reduce political polarization in the United States by bringing liberals and conservatives together to understand each other beyond stereotypes, forming red/blue community alliances, teaching practical skills for communicating across political differences, and making a strong public argument for depolarization.

Politics is taking its toll on marriages and families across the nation.  Doherty will share ways we can help spouses and families have civil discourse even when they disagree.

Plenary Session Title: Divided and Still Together