In 1998, Philip M. Campbell, MFT, began to study trauma and its effects on human systems as a graduate student in Human Ecology. He also studied the effects of working with trauma affected people on practitioners.
In 2000, he focused with John Paul Lederach, the founder of the Conflict Transformation Program at Eastern Mennonite University, on the application of one of the most highly developed approaches to family therapy, Bowenian Family Therapy, to work with individuals, groups, and families in situations of intractable conflict.
After graduating from the Conflict Transformation Program in 2005, he completed an extensive Residency in Marriage and Family Therapy that focused on Intensive In-Home (IIH) practice with severely psychiatrically diagnosed children, adolescents, and their families throughout Virginia, working with doctors and hospitals throughout the state.
He has studied at the Family Institute of Virginia and with the Philadelphia Child and Family Training Center. He has also applied Multi-Systemic Family Therapy (MST) as the coordinator of a Federal Grant funded program for adolescents and their families in Richmond.
In 2014, he was licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and he hopes to continue to practice, applying systems based and other approaches to work with individuals, families, couples, and groups in their homes, schools, in outpatient settings, and in the community.