William Nordling, Ph.D.

Faculty: Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

William Nordling, Ph.D

Clinical Supervisor


Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
M.A., University of Maryland, College Park
M.A., Duquesne University
B.A., University of Dallas


(703) 416.1441 x 111


Dr. Nordling is one of the founding faculty members of DMU. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He also holds a number of specialized credentials in child, marriage, and family therapy and teaches both basic and advanced coursework in these areas for the Psy.D program. Dr. Nordling is an active scholar, and in addition to his many publications, he has conducted over 200 presentations and training workshops nationally and internationally. As a respected leader in the field, he has served on the Board of Directors and as President of the Association for Play Therapy, and also the Catholic Psychotherapy Association. His award-winning co-authored book Child-Centered Play Therapy is widely used in the field of child therapy.  He is also a co-editor of the ground-breaking book, A Catholic-Christian Meta-Model of the Person: Integration with Psychology and Mental Health Practice, which serves as a foundation for the curricula of degree programs at DMU.  His research interests include: child, marital, & family therapies; play therapy; marriage preparation; psychoeducational programs for marriage and family enrichment; clinical supervision; and Christian integration in mental health practice.