Meet Dr. James Dobson

James C. Dobson, Ph.D., hosts the daily radio program Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson. He is founder and chairman emeritus of Focus on the Family, a nonprofit organization that produced his internationally syndicated radio programs, where he was heard by more than 200 million people every day in 160 countries.

A licensed psychologist and marriage, family, and child counselor, he is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. For 14 years Dr. Dobson was an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, and he served for 17 years on the attending staff of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles in the Division of Child Development and Medical Genetics. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (1967) in the field of child development.

The author of more than 30 books, including Bringing Up Boys and his recent New York Times bestseller, Bringing Up Girls, he has been heavily involved in governmental activities related to the family. He was elected in 2008 to the National Radio Hall of Fame. Dr. Dobson is married to Shirley and is the father of two grown children, Danae and Ryan, and the grandfather of Lincoln. He resides in Colorado.

Updated July 2010

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