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Dr. Van Epp has conducted numerous seminars and workshops over the past twenty years on topics related to marriage, family, recovery, singlehood, emotional make-up, relationships, and divorce. His popular video program, How To Avoid Marrying A Jerk, is being taught in 45 states, seven countries, over 250 military bases and thousands of churches, single organizations, educational settings and agencies. His book How To Avoid Marrying A Jerk will be released by McGraw-Hill in October. He has presented his program internationally in seminars and conferences, including the Smart Marriages Conference of the Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education in Washington D.C., Orlando, FL, and Denver CO, Singapore's National Conference on Truth and Relationships, the Eastern Educational Research Association, International and Chapter Conferences for the North American Association for Separated and Divorced Catholics, the Annual Conference of the Ohio Association for Family and Consumer Sciences, the National and International Conferences for Beginning Experience, and the Ohio Christian Education Association, to name a few.
Dr. Van Epp has worked with many couples in their premarital relationship. His years of clinical counseling experiences and extensive research in premarital, marital and family relations have been enriched by his previous experience as a minister and former position as adjunct an professor. He has an M.A. in Pastoral Counseling and Psychology, and a second M.A. in Church History from Ashland Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychology from the University of Akron.
Dr. Van Epp is continuing his eighteenth year of counseling in a private practice. He has been happily married for twenty-five years, and is the proud father of two daughters.