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Wanda Lou Triplett

Wanda Lou Triplett, American family marriage therapist, psychotherapist. Certified in family therapy Menninger Foundation, Topeka, 1982; Licensed Clinical Social Worker Arkansas.


  • Triplett, Wanda Lou was born on February 8, 1943 in Des Moines. Daughter of Charles Roy and Elizabeth Jean (Schockley) Triplett.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa, 1965. Master of Social Work, University Iowa, 1973.


    • Assistant professor home economics Simpson College, 1964—1965. With marketing division Maytag, Newton, Iowa, 1965—1968. Director licensing department social service State of Iowa, Polk County, 1968—1970.

      Protective services supervisor Polk and Jasper County, Iowa, 1968—1971. Program director, coordinator Child Development Laboratories Children's Education, 1972—1976. Social work coordinator Heartland Area Education Agency, Ankeny, Iowa, 1976—1980.

      Director family counseling services Mid-West Clinical Associates, Des Moines, 1981—1984, Iowa Methodist Church, Des Moines, 1981—1984, Poweshiek County Mental Health Center, Grinnell, 1981—1984. Out-patient therapist Ozark Center, Joplin, Missouri, since 1984. Consultant branch Corporation Growth Consultant, since 1984.

    Major achievements

    • Certified in family therapy Menninger Foundation, Topeka, 1982. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Arkansas.


    The state cannot control the church, nor should the church attempt to dominate the state. However, religious expression should be present in public life.


    The ultimate goal to be attained is not only to be saved from something. The purpose God has is to be saved to something.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Christians with different approaches should be engaged with each other to discuss how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.


    Member, representative Iowa Democratic Association, Jasper County, 1978—1983. Deacon First United Presbyterian Church, Grinnell, 1982—1984. Member of National Association Certified Social Workers, American Association Marriage and Family Therapists, Soroptimist International Club (vice president-president 1980-1982).



    Swimming, horseback riding.


    • Married K. Ronald Langner, May 25, 1968 (divorced May 1984). Children: Kathryn Grace, Jonathan Taylor.
    • father: Charles Roy Triplett
    • mother: Elizabeth Jean (Schockley) Triplett
    • spouse: K. Ronald Langner
    • children: Kathryn Grace Triplett
    • Jonathan Taylor Triplett
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    Born February 8, 1943
    (age 74)