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Elizabeth Ruth Skoglund

Elizabeth Ruth Skoglund, American marriage and family therapist, author. Certified marriage, family and child counselor California; teacher California. Recipient Beautiful Activist award, 1973, Outstanding Scandinavian American award, American Scandinavian Foundation, 2006-2007. Member Simon Wiesenthal Center; Member of California Association Marriage and Family Therapists.


  • Skoglund, Elizabeth Ruth was born on June 17, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Ragnar Emmanuel and Elizabeth Alvera (Benson) Skoglund.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1959. Master of Arts, Point Loma University, 1969.


    • Teacher Marlborough School, Los Angeles, 1959-1961. Teacher, counselor Glendale (California) High School, 1961-1972. Private practice family counseling Burbank, Glendale, since 1972.

    Major achievements

    • Certified marriage, family and child counselor California. Teacher California.


    • Bright Days Dark Nights With Charles Spurgeon: In Triumph Over Emotional Pain
    • "I would go into the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit; it is good for me to have been afflicted that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary" -Charles Spurgeon Millions read the words of the great nineteenth-century preacher Charles Spurgeon without knowing that his ministry succeeded during seasons of overwhelming emotional pain.
    • Making Bad Times Good
    • Integrating principles of scriptures and sound psychology, this is a book that opens the reader's mind to the riches of counseling as a transforming experience.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member Simon Wiesenthal Center. Member of California Association Marriage and Family Therapists.



    Photography, scrapbooking, cooking, knitting.


    • father: Ragnar Emmanuel Skoglund
    • mother: Elizabeth Alvera (Benson) Skoglund
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