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Douglas McPhee

Assistant Professor and Marriage and Family Therapy Programs Clinical Director

Professional

PhD Texas Tech University
2021 | Marriage and Family Therapy

MS Utah State University
2018 | Marriage and Family Therapy

BS Utah State University
2016 | Psychology

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
AAMFT Supervisor Candidate
Clinical Member AAMFT

Masters

PrePracticum
Practicum in MFT I-III
Models of MFT
Spirituality
Therapeutic Techniques with Parents and Child

Doctoral

Doctoral Internship
Advanced Models of MFT
Advanced Spirituality
Couples Life Cycle

Publications

Holyoak, D., McPhee, D. P., Hall, G., Fife, S. T. (2020). Micro-level advocacy as an additional couple and family therapy common factor. Family Process. doi: 10.1111/famp.12620

McPhee, D. P.*, Hawkins, J.*, Holyoak, D., D’Aniello, C., Hall, G., Lauricella, D., Noel, C., & Posada, L. (2020). Learning and applying mindfulness: A phenomenological analysis of CMFT students’ experiences in a mindfulness course. Contemporary Family Therapy, 42, 381-393. doi: 10.1007/s10591-020-09554-6

Robinson, W.D., McPhee, D. P.*, & Jones, A. C.* (2020). Living with a rare chronic illness: A phenomenological, systemic examination of hemophilia complicated by an inhibitor. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 48(3), 250-270. doi: 10.1080/01926187.2019.1708831

McPhee, D. P.*, Hawkins, J. M.*, & Brown, C. C. (2019). Incorporating biopsychosocial-spiritual resources in emotionally focused couple therapy. Advance online publication. Contemporary Family Therapy, doi: 10.1007/s10591-019-09523-8

McPhee, D. P., & Robinson, W. D. (2019). Couples living with chronic migraines: A phenomenological study. Advance online publication. Advance online publication. Contemporary Family Therapy. doi: 10.1007/s10591-019-09513-w

McPhee, D. P., Austin, K. L., & Eichenberger, L. R. (2019). Using contextual therapy to treat depression with couples. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 47(5), 275-292. doi:
10.1080/01926187.2019.1673261

Presentations and Posters

Reitz, R. S., Wall, T., Nutting, R., & McPhee, D. P. (2021). Maximizing the expertise of behavioral medicine faculty in resident education. Seminar accepted for the annual conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

Brown, C. C., Norton A., Falbo, R., & McPhee, D. P. (2019). An examination of pornography use, acceptance, and relational outcomes among same-sex couples: An actor-partner interdependence moderating analysis. A poster presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Family Relations, November 23, Fort Worth, TX.

Robinson, W. D., McPhee, D. P., Brown, B., Jones, A., Delbridge, E., Hiday, R. (2019). Psychopharmacology: A crash course for MFTs. Five-hour institute presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, August 29, Austin, TX.

McPhee, D. P., Hall, G., Brown, C. C., & Soloski, K. L. (2019). Treating depression for clients with limited mobility. Research discussion presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, August 30, Austin, TX.

McPhee, D. P. & Brown, C. C. (2019). Using contextual therapy to treat inter-generational trauma. 90-minute workshop presented at the annual conference of the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, February 28, Austin, TX.

McPhee, D. P., Johnson, A. M., & Robinson, W. D. (2018). Couples affected by incapacitating, recurring headaches. Research discussion presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, November 17, Louisville, KY.

McPhee, D. P., Jones, A. C., & Robinson, W. D. (2018). Lived-experiences of families impacted by hemophilia and inhibitors. Research discussion presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, November 17, Louisville, KY.

Jones, A. C., McPhee, D. P., Stimpson, S., & Robinson, W. D. (2017). The attribution of the non-occurrence of orgasm in committed couple relationships. Research discussion presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, October 6, Atlanta, GA.

Blotter, S. N., Young, K. P., McPhee, D. P., & Robinson, W. D. (2017). Protective factors in couple relationships in cancer. Research discussion presented at the annual conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, October 6, Atlanta, GA.

Community Blood Drive
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Collaborative Family Healthcare Association
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
McKenzie Lectureship Series Poster Review Committee

About

Dr. Douglas McPhee joined Mount Mercy in 2021 after completing a fellowship in family medicine education at St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency in Grand Junction, Colorado.

At Mount Mercy, Dr. McPhee currently teaches Models of Marriage and Family Therapy, Advanced Models of Marriage and Family Therapy, Therapeutic Techniques with Parents and Children, Spirituality and the Family, Couple Life Cycle, Pre-Practicum, and Practicum. He received his Ph.D. in Couple, Marriage & Family Therapy from Texas Tech University. He received both his M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy and his B.S. in Psychology from Utah State University.

Dr. McPhee’s program of research is primarily targeted towards improving healthcare for marginalized and underserved individuals, couples, and families. At St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency, he authored an awarded proposal to fund inpatient, outpatient, and in-home behavioral health services to Mesa County patients and families with a high rate of hospital stays and E.R. visits.

His peer-reviewed research and theoretical articles were published in various academic journals, including Family Process, Contemporary Family Therapy and The American Journal of Family Therapy. He is known for presenting at The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, The National Council on Family Relations, and The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

In his spare time, Dr. McPhee enjoys entertaining his two children and spending time with his family. He also prioritizes hiking and being in nature, traveling, playing and watching sports, and savoring a tub of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream!