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Clinic named in honor of retired professor
June 20, 1997
The School of Family Studies at the University of Connecticut has honored the lifelong work of professor emeritus Frederick G. Humphrey, by naming the Center for Marital and Family Therapy in his honor.
The clinic, located in the School of Family Studies, is now the Frederick G. Humphrey Center for Marital and Family Therapy. Staffed by faculty and graduate intern therapists, the center offers individual therapy, family therapy, marital or relationship therapy and therapy for sexual, parenting or child-rearing problems.
Humphrey, a professor of family studies, joined the UConn faculty in 1965 and retired in 1991. The founder and first director of the Marital and Family Therapy training program, he developed and taught courses in human sexuality and marital therapy at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Humphrey studied human sexuality under Masters and Johnson in St. Louis, received a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and trained and worked at the Marriage Council of Philadelphia.
He has been a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy since 1960 and served on the national board of directors for eight years. He also was president of the Connecticut division of the American Association of Marital and Family Therapy. Humphrey began the Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, where he is now an associate editor.