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Donald K. Granvold earned a B.A. Degree in Social Studies in 1965 from Graceland College, a Masters in Social Work in 1970 from the University of Iowa, and Doctorate in Social Foundations of Education in 1975 from the University of Iowa. He has been a member of UT Arlington’s School of Social Work since 1974, during which time he has served at MSSW Program Director and Associate Dean.
Dr. Granvold has taught Direct Practice courses since 1975. In 1976, he developed the first course in Cognitive Intervention methods in a school of Social Work. He has been a leader in the advancement of cognitive treatment methods particularly as they are applied to couples treatment and divorce. More recently he has become a leader in promoting Constructivist Psychotherapy theory and treatment methodology. The author of over 50 book chapters and articles, he is editor of Cognitive and Behavioral Treatment: Methods and Applications, and is on the editorial board of Social Work. Having maintained a part-time private psychotherapy practice since 1975, he is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. The only Social Worker to receive a 1998-99 van Ameringen Foundation Fellowship to study at The Beck Institute, Dr. Granvold is a Founding Fellow in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. His research interests include the application of cognitive-behavioral and constructivist intervention methods in the treatment of depression in adults, couples problems, divorce, and sexual dissatisfaction.