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Michelle Watson Canfield, PhD, LPC, is a national speaker, author, professional counselor of 25 years, and founder of The Abba Project, a nine-month group forum
for dads whose daughters are in their teens and 20’s. She writes guest articles regularly for journals and magazines (online and print), as well as her own bi-monthly Dad-Daughter Friday blog, and has been interviewed on numerous radio and television programs.
Her first book is titled, Dad, Here’s What I Really Need
From You: A Guide for Connecting With Your Daughter’s Heart (which is now available in her voice on Audible), and she has also written contributing chapters in
Fathers Say and How to Disciple Men. Dr. Michelle hosts a weekly radio program in her hometown of Portland, Oregon called The Dad Whisperer, which is also available
on her website and in podcast form on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play.
Dr. Michelle’s second book, another field guide for dads of daughters, titled Let’s Talk: Conversation Starters for Dads and Daughters, was released in August 2020
(Publisher: Bethany House/Baker Books). She also co-chairs the Father-Daughter Initiative at the National Center for Fathering with her husband, Dr. Ken Canfield, and together they are preparing to re-launch the Father-Daughter Summit in 2021 and a Let’s Talk curriculum for dads of daughters.
Office Phone: 503.244.6160
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