Peg Donley, LSCSW


1978Masters of Social Work (MSW)
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1976Bachelor of Science (BS)
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

Fellowships & Postgraduate Education

1989–PresentOngoing Postgraduate Research Seminar
The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family,
Washington, DC
1985–1989Special Postgraduate Program in Bowen Family Systems Theory and Family Psychotherapy, The Georgetown Family Center, Washington, DC
1978–1979Post-Masters Fellowship in Psychiatric Social Work,
The Menninger Foundation, Topeka, KS


Donley, M. G. (in press). Bonding and babies: The evolution of
 biparental care and the primary triangle. Family Systems.
Donley, M. G. (in press). Book Review: Mindset: The new
 psychology of success, by Carol S. Dweck,
 Family Systems.
Donley, M. G. (2015). Mating and parental care: The influence
 of gender on the primary triangle. In R. J. Noone &
 D. V. Papero (Eds.), The family emotional system:
 An integrativeconcept for theory, science and practice

 (pp.219-236). Maryland: Lexington Books.
Donley, M. G., & Likins, L. (2010). The multigenerational impact
 of sibling relationships. The American Journal of Family
, 38(5), 383-396.
Donley, M. G. (2003). Unraveling the child focus process.
 Family Systems, 6(2), 147-160.
Donley, M. G. (2001). Book Review: Born to rebel,
 by Frank Sulloway. Family Systems, 5, 176-187.
Donley, M. G. (1994). Book Review: Sex and Friendship in Baboons,
 by Barbara Smuts. Family Systems, 1, 81-84.
Donley, M. G. (1991). Attachment and the emotional unit.
 Family Process, 32(1), 3-30.


Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW), Kansas
Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT), Kansas
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Missouri


American Assoc. of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
National Assoc. of Social Workers (NASW)
Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW)