"The most difficult task for the therapist is learning to be real, and in a role, at the same time." -Carl A. Whitaker
VINCENT P. WARD, PH.D.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, South Carolina
Licensed Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapists, South Carolina
Licensed Supervisor for Professional Counselors, South Carolina
Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Certified Diplomate, American Psychotherapy Association
Certified Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Counselors (American College of Forensic Examiners International)
Ph.D. 1978, University of Connecticut (Family Life Education)
M.S. 1972, University of Arizona (Child Development and Family Relations)
M.S. 1966, State University of New York at Albany (Psychology)
B.S. 1965, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Psychology)
After growing up an only child in upstate New York, I got a bachelor's and a master's degree in psychology. I spent six years in the Air Force before returning to graduate school in the area of child development and family relations, eventually earning my Ph.D. and entering academic life. I have practiced psychotherapy and training in South Carolina since 1981, and supervision since 1987. My specialties are couples' therapy, systemic/experiential work with adults, and work with young children and teenagers. My current effort in the training and professional development I offer is to link the evolving integration of my work in systemic, body, and depth therapies with the changing spiritual character of secular culture. My broad expertise comes from my experience as a preschool teacher and university professor, study with some of the best Master Therapists in the world, lessons learned from clients, and the sobering humility that comes from living the roles of son, husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, and runner. Only my wife, my running shoes, and Our Little Lucy live with me now.