William (Bill) Northey, PhD

Core Faculty, Director, Clinical Field Placements, School of Marriage & Family Sciences

bnorthey@ncu.eduBrian Northey

Areas of Expertise:

  • Research Methods and Program Evaluation
  • Behavioral Health Services Research
  • Information Systems and Data Management
  • Community-Based Behavioral Health Services
  • Implementation of Evidence-Based Models
  • Workforce, Competency, & Organizational Development
  • Treatment Adherence
  • Strategic Family Therapy
  • Substance Abuse Treatment & Supervision
  • Family Psychoeducation
  • Motivational Interviewing


  • Ph.D., Kansas State University 
  • M.S., University of Maryland
  • B.S., University of Delaware


  • LMFT, Delaware
  • LCMFT, Maryland


The use of presumptive realities in the treatment of incarcerated juveniles adjudicated on sexual offenses: A grounded theory study.

Selected Publications:

  • “Ecosystemic Structural Family Therapy,” Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy (In Press)
  • “Competency, common ground, and challenges: Response to the development of systemic therapy competencies for the UK’,” Journal of Family Therapy (2011)
  • “The legitimization of marriage and family therapy in the United States: Implications for international recognition,” Journal of Family Psychotherapy (2009)

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Chief of Clinical Innovation, Connections Community Support Programs, Inc.
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Drexel University, Department of Couple and Family Therapy.
  • Chief Executive Officer, Q3 Analytics & Consulting, LLC.
  • President, Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals.
  • Board of Assessors, Journal of Family Therapy 
  • Research Editor, Family Therapy Magazine
  • Managing Editor, Effectiveness Research in Marriage and Family Therapy

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