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Gerald LuVern Dahl

Gerald LuVern Dahl, psychotherapist, educator. Achievements include design of portrait predictor - personality assessment instrument.


  • Dahl, Gerald LuVern was born on November 10, 1938. Son of Lloyd F. and Leola J. (Painter) Dahl.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Wheaton College, 1960. Master of Social Work, University Nebraska, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy Psychotherapy (honorary), International University Foundation, 1987.


    • Officer juvenile probation Hennepin County Court Services, 1962—1965. Consultant Citizens Council on Delinquency and Crime, Minneapolis, 1965—1967. Director patient services Mount Sinai Hospital, 1967—1969.

      Clinical social worker Minneapolis Clinic Psychiatry, 1969—1982, G.L. Dahl & Associates, Inc., Minneapolis, since 1983. Founder, president Strategic Team-Makers, Inc., since 1985. Associate professor social work Bethel College, St. Paul, 1964—1983.

      Special instructor sociology Golden Valley Lutheran College, Minnesota, 1974—1983. President Strategic Team-Makers, Inc., since 1985. Adjunct professor University Wisconsin, River Falls, 1988—1990.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include design of portrait predictor - personality assessment instrument.


    • Author: Why Christian Marriages Are Breaking Up, 1979, Everybody Needs Somebody Sometime, 1980, How Can We Keep Christian Marriages from Falling Apart, 1988, The Sandwich Generation, 1995. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Founder, board stewards Family Counseling Service, Minnesota Baptist Conference, since 1994. Director, speaker Professional Referral Organization, 2001. Board directors Edgewater Baptist Church, 1972—1975, chairman, 1974—1975.

    Vice chairman board stewards Minnetonka Baptist Church, 1995. Board member Stewards Ridgewood Church. Member of American Association of University Professors, American Association Behavioral Therapists, Pi Gamma Mu.


    • Married Judith Lee Brown, June 24, 1960. Children: Peter, Stephen, Leah.
    • father: Lloyd F. Leola
    • mother: Leola
    • spouse: Judith Lee Brown
    • children: Peter Dahl
    • Stephen Dahl
    • Leah Dahl
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    Born November 10, 1938