Dr. Don W. Hebbard

Dr. Don W. Hebbard


"I’m passionate about training students to become marriage and family therapists, professional counselors and leaders in their organizations. I get excited when I see students eyes light up to new ideas."

Academic and Professional Degrees Earned

  • Ed.D., Adult and Continuing Education

    - Texas Woman's University

  • MMFT, Marriage and Family Therapy

    - Abilene Christian University

  • MS, Biblical and Communication Studies

    - Abilene Christian University

  • BS, Ministry

    - Abilene Christian University

"In my classes 'practice must inform theory as theory informs practice.'"

My Unique Approach to Education

"I want students to catch my passion for the field of marriage and family therapy and counseling. Education is not about filling a pail, It’s lighting a fire - Wm. Butler Yates"


Dr. Hebbard has thirty eight year’s experience as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professor, and Clinical Fellow with the AAMFT. He pioneered some of the first community counseling centers in Dallas and Atlanta, and speaks nationally on marriage, family, relationships and transition management while appearing regularly on radio, tv, and podcast productions. Dr. Hebbard's consulting practice assists organizational leaders in transition. He joined the Amberton University faculty in 1985, and has served as professor at four universities. A published author, his work has appeared on PBS, Ladies Home Journal and the London Sunday Times. 

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