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Meet Wayne D. Duehn, Ph.D. of Arlington

Today we’d like to introduce you to Wayne D. Duehn, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work, the University of Texas at Arlington, Dr. Duehn maintains a private practice in individual, marital, and family therapy. He is currently engaged in clinical research on sexually abusive parents and juvenile sexual offenders.

As a national lecturer and trainer, Dr. Duehn is also consultant to many institutions including National Association of Social Work, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association, National Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers, and has conducted training for law enforcement personnel, schools, CASA staff/volunteers, and social service/mental health agencies throughout the United States. He earned his Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University, Chicago, and holds a Ph. D. degree in Psychology and Social Work from Washington University, St. Louis. While in St. Louis, Dr. Duehn was a research associate at the Masters and Johnson Institute and has done post-doctoral work and taught at The University of Hawaii. He has written extensively in the area of clinical practice and has presented research findings at the International Conference of Child Abuse and Neglect, Paris, France; the World Congress of Medical Sexology in Mexico City and Jerusalem; and the United Nations Conference Facilities in Vienna. He has conducted training seminars for Air Force, Navy and Army medical personnel in Germany, Guam, Iceland, Japan, Korea, Panama, and the Philippines. Dr. Duehn is co-author of Beyond Sexual Abuse: The Healing Power of Adoptive Families, which is an outgrowth of an ongoing educational program of the Three Rivers Adoption Council, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This project is designed to develop educational materials to assist adoptive families in parenting the sexually abused child. Most recently, Dr. Duehn developed a child abuse prevention program for the Department of Defense Dependents School which has been implemented worldwide. Dr. Duehn is a recognized authority and educator in the intervention and treatment of sexually abusive families.

Has it been a smooth road?
I never really had a plan of where I wanted to go professionally. Unexpectedly, one opportunity presented itself after another. Luckily, I followed the opportunities.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
This area couldn’t be more perfect. I moved here from St. Louis in 1970 to take a faculty position at the University of Texas at Arlington. Almost immediately, I started a private practice & training and program consulting in the areas of social services, child welfare and mental health. This was before the opening of DFW Airport. Over the years my training and consulting activities have expanded to include work not only throughout the US but world-wide. It’s wonderful to travel throughout this country and worldwide and rarely have to change planes. Who would have known.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 2200 Wilson Drive,
    Arlington, Texas 76011
  • Website:
  • Phone: 817-715-8030
  • Email:

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  1. Patrick

    August 17, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I have the privilege to know Wayne . he is a fantastic person It’ s always a pleasure to meet him, here in Montreal,especially in the time of the jazz festival or in Texas
    He is very passionate in everything he does and say
    Wayne.. you are Fabulous

    • Wayne D. Duehn, Ph. D.

      August 29, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      Patrick, thank you the complements. You are one of the most enthusiastic and fun loving person I know. Thanks for brightening my life.

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