Dr. Thoburn is Professor of clinical psychology with Seattle Pacific University’s APA accredited clinical psychology program. He is a licensed psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist in the State of Washington. Dr. Thoburn is Board Certified in couple and family psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He is past- president of the American Academy of Couple and Family Psychology, a specialty of the American Board of Professional Psychology and past president of the Society for Family Psychology, Division 43 of the American Psychological Association. He has served on the Board of Trustees for the American Board of Professional Psychology and the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology. Dr. Thoburn is currently president of the International Academy of Family Psychology.
Dr. Thoburn has been the recipient of the Society for Family Psychology’s Family Psychologist of the Year award, the Florence W. Kaslow Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Psychology, The American Board of Professional Psychology’s award for significant contributions to the field of couple and family psychology and the American Psychological Association’s International Humanitarian Award.
Dr. Thoburn has been a featured speaker, trainer and clinician in the areas of couple and family psychology as well as trauma and international family psychology. He has worked internationally over the past 29 years in many countries most recently in Japan, India, Jordan and UAE. Dr. Thoburn is co-creator of the Psychology Support program, which trains indigenous volunteers to provide psychological support to friends and family in the aftermath of disaster.
Dr. Thoburn is co-author of the new book, Family Psychology: Theory, Research and Practice, published by Praeger Press and is co-editor of the book, Clergy Sexual Misconduct: A Systems Approach to Prevention, Intervention and Oversight, published by Gentle Path Press.