Doug Uselding earned his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with concentration in experimental psychology/human growth and development in 1976. He joined Marian University as an Associate Professor of Psychology in 2002, while still maintaining a small private practice. Dr. Uselding is especially interested in mood disorders, interpersonal processes in healthy marital relating, assessment, and treatment of trauma.
Dr. Uselding was honored to be named Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the student body at USD and was privileged to help develop a number of young students who are very much contributing to the field today. He felt called to leave academia in order to provide direct service to clients and to gain a full appreciation of the therapy process as it unfolds for those who are in full time practice. He returned to academia with a more balanced view and was fortunate to find a great match at Marian University.
He is married to his college sweetheart of 44+ years. They have one daughter and one granddaughter and are blessed to live close by and thus spend a lot of time with them and their son-in-law. He is an avid fitness enthusiast as is his wife and they compete in half marathons and warrior runs and are looking forward to an upcoming mud-a-thon.