Michelle Engblom-Deglmann, PhD, LMFT

Associate Professor of Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling

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I joined the Graduate School of Counseling in 2014 and currently serve as an associate professor and chair of the Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling program.

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and have a private practice specializing in work with couples from an emotionally focused therapy framework. Prior to George Fox, I worked as an assistant professor and clinical training director at Simpson University, where I specialized in teaching courses on couples therapy and domestic violence, family therapy, and religion, marriage and the family, and internship.

I am an approved supervisor through the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. I hold a PhD in counseling and family therapy from St. Louis University (2009) and a master’s degree in community counseling from Saint Cloud State University (2003).

I regularly publish on topics that include marriage, divorce, remarriage, and attachment. I am a proud introvert who enjoys running and spending time in nature with my supportive husband and our creative and independent young daughter.

Research Bibliography

Engblom-Deglmann, M. L., & Brimhall, A. (in preparation). “Not Even Cold in her Grave: How Post-bereavement Remarried Couples Perceive Family Acceptance.”

Engblom-Deglmann, M. L., Odell, J., & Ball, S. (in preparation). “Women’s Relationship Dynamics with Physically Impaired Males.”

Engblom-Deglmann, M. L. (September, 2013). “Expanding your Couples Therapy Toolbox: Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.” 6-hour Seminar. Redding Regional Chapter of California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, Redding, CA.

Engblom-Deglmann, M. L. (January, 2013). “Ambiguous Loss and Infertility” Seminar, Redding Regional Chapter of California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, Redding, CA.

Engblom-Deglmann, M. L., Odell, J., & Ball, S. (September, 2012). “Women’s Relationship Dynamics with Physically Impaired Males.” Seminar. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Charlotte, NC.

Schwerdtfeger, K., Miller, B., Engblom-Deglmann, M., Brimhall, A. (September, 2012). “Restoring Hope: Working with Couples Facing Infertility.” 6-hour Seminar. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Charlotte, NC.

Engblom-Deglmann, M. L. & Scott, C. (February, 2012). “Overcoming Trust and Attachment Issues following Couple Infidelity” Seminar. American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy-California Student Conference, San Diego, CA.

Engblom-Deglmann, M. L. (February, 2012). “Divorce Adjustment: Clinical Interventions to assist with Disentanglement”. Seminar. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy-California Student Conference, San Diego, CA.

Brimhall, A., & Engblom-Deglmann, M.L. (2011). “Starting Over: A Tentative Theory Exploring the Effects of Past Relationships on Postbereavement Remarried Couples.” Family Process, (50)1, 47-62.

Engblom-Deglmann, M. L., Read, N., & Scott, C. (May, 2011). “Dealing with High Conflict Couples”. Seminar. California Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Burlingame, CA.

Engblom-Deglmann, M.L., Brimhall, A., & Mirecki, R. (October, 2010). “Trust in Marital Relationships”. Seminar. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Atlanta, GA.

Mirecki, R., Brimhall, A., & Engblom-Deglmann, M.L. (October, 2010). “Communication Patterns in First and Second Marriages”. Poster Session. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Atlanta, GA.

Engblom-Deglmann, M.L. (April, 2010). “Divorce Adjustment: Clinical Interventions to assist with Disentanglement.” Seminar. Missouri Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Annual Conference, Springfield, MO.

Engblom, M. L., & Brimhall, A. (October, 2009). “Divorce Adjustment: The Influence on Remarital Satisfaction”. Poster Session. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Sacramento, CA.

Brimhall, A., & Engblom, M.L. (October, 2008). “The Path to Remarriage: Clinically Appropriate Interventions”. Seminar. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Memphis, TN.

Engblom, M. L., & Brimhall, A. (October, 2008). “Starting Again: Remarriage After the Death of a Spouse”. Poster Session. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Memphis, TN.

Brimhall, A.S., & Engblom, M.L. (March, 2008). “The Path to Remarriage: Clinically Appropriate Interventions”. Seminar. Missouri Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Engblom, M.L. (2007). “Learning Self-Care: The Importance of Taking Care of Yourself,” a workshop presented for Parents Without Partners, Regional Conference in Belleville, IL.

Engblom, M.L. (2006). “Working with Adolescent Child Offenders,” a workshop presented at Lutheran Child and Family Services, Therapist Practice Forum, Bloomington, IL.

Engblom, M.L. (2005). “Conducting Therapy with Couples,” a workshop presented at Lutheran Child and Family Services, Illinois Therapist Conference, Belleville, IL.

Engblom, M.L., Molitor, M.A., Turk, E.M. (April, 2003). “Teaching and Learning Multicultural Competencies”. Saint Cloud State University, Student Research Colloquium, St. Cloud, MN.

Molitor, M. A., Merchant N. M., Aysta, A. M., Turk, E. M., & Engblom, M. L. (2002). Teaching and learning multicultural competencies: Finding the key within. Journal of Critical Inquiry Into Curriculum and Instruction 4(3), 23-28.