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Billie Edward Forisha

Billie Edward Forisha, American family studies educator, therapist. License consultant psychologist, Minnesota; licensed professional counselor, Ohio.


Forisha, Billie Edward was born on August 15, 1942 in Denison, Texas, United States. Son of Billie Murry Forisha and Mary Willie (Edens) Mage.


Bachelor in History, University Texas, 1963. Master of Arts in History, San Francisco State University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development, University Maryland, 1976.


Faculty Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, since 1974, associate professor human development and family studies, since 1977. Private practice marriage and family therapy, Northwest Ohio, since 1979. Member, officer numerous committees Bowling Green University, since 1973.

Professional consultant various public and private institutes and agencies, since 1972. Guest speaker various colleges, United States and abroad, 1975-1983.


Member American Psychological Association, American Association Marriage and Family Therapy (clinical 1979, supervisor 1985), National Council on Family Relations, Ohio Association Marriage and Family Therapy, Ohio Council on Family Relations (president 1978, chairman executive committee for planning annual meeting, 1979, Distinguished Service to Families award 1980), Association for Humanistic Psychology.


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, dance.