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Richard Bishop

Assistant Professor of Graduate Counseling

Education

  • Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Counseling, Texas Woman’s University, 1991
  • M.S. in Guidance and Counseling, East Texas State University, 1981
  • B.A. in Youth and Family Ministry, Lubbock Christian University, 1977

Richard Bishop, Ph.D., LMFT-S, LPC-S, AAMFT Approved Supervisor in Arlington, Texas. Dr. Bishop is the former President of the Texas Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, the former Chair of the AAMFT Ethics Committee. He is the recipient of the TAMFT Meritorious Service Award and the AAMFT Divisional Leadership Award and serves as a COAMFTE Site Visitor. He has been a trainer for managed behavioral healthcare companies and served as the EAP counseling consultant for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club for 6 seasons. Dr. Bishop has over 20 years experience as a Marriage & Family Therapist, delivered over 40 professional presentations in Texas, the US, and Canada.

Courses Taught

  • Pre-practicum
  • Practicum Supervision
  • Family Systems
  • Ethics
  • Professional
  • Issues Group
  • Family of Origin
Presentations
  • Bishop, R., Barlow, L., Schooley, A., Messmore, C., & Weiss-Quittner, A. (2013). Updates in Ethical
  • Issues for MFT Practice. Florida Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, Boca Raton.
  • Bishop, R., Carrington, C., Carrington, D. & Pate, G. (2010). Surfing the Edge of the Wave: Training
  • MFTs in an Online Environment. Texas Association for Marriage & Family Therapy State Conference, San Antonio.
  • Bishop, R. (2010). Utilizing Technology in Practice. Texas Association for Marriage & Family Therapy State Conference, San Antonio.
  • Bishop, R. & Burney, P. (2000). Experiential Activities in Therapy. Texas Association for Marriage & Family Therapy State Conference (Institute).
  • Bishop, R. & Burney (1999). Experiential Activities in Therapy. Texas Association for Marriage & Family
  • Therapy State Conference (Institute), San Antonio.
  • Bishop, R. & Burney, P. (1998). Creating Experiential Activities. Texas Association for Marriage & Family Therapy State Conference, Austin. 
  • Bishop, R & Burney, P. (1997). Experiential Therapy on a Shoestring II. Texas Association for Marriage & Family Therapy State Conference, Houston.
  • Bishop, R. & Burney, P. (1996). Experiential Therapy on a Shoestring”.  Texas Association for Marriage & Family Therapy State Conference, Austin.
  • Bishop, R. &  Burney, P. (1995). Taking Therapy to a Higher Plane. Texas Association for Marriage & Family Therapy State Conference (Institute), Dallas.
  • Bishop, R. &  Pate, G. (1995). Serious Humor and Ethical Thinking. Texas Association for Marriage & Family Therapy State Conference, Dallas.
  • Bishop, R. &  Burney, P. (1994). Ropes: An Experiential Therapy of Groups and Families. Texas Association for Marriage & Family Therapy State Conference, San Antonio.
  • Bishop, R. (1993). Ropes and Family Therapy (1993). Texas Association for Marriage & Family Therapy State Conference, Houston.
  • Bishop, R. (1989). Short Adventures in Family Experience. Texas Council on Family Relations State
Publications
  • Bishop, R.M. 1998. “Adventure based experiential therapy”. Excerpt in Going outside the therapy room. In L. Metcalf, Solution Focused Group Therapy.  New York: The Free Press.