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Dr. Phil’s Education Background

Dr. Phillip Calvin McGrawPhillip Calvin McGraw was born on September 1, 1950 in Vinita, Oklahoma. His is the son of Joe and Jerry McGraw. Joe McGraw was an equipment supplier in the oil fields of north Texas. McGraw has two older sisters, Deana and Donna, and one younger sister, Brenda. McGraw’s family moved as his father desired to pursue an education in psychology. This allowed McGraw to attend Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kansas.

After high school, McGraw received a football scholarship to the University of Tulsa where he played middle linebacker. McGraw transferred to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. McGraw graduated from Midwestern State University in 1975 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in psychology. Mcgraw furthered his education with a masters degree in experimental psychology in 1976. In 1979, McGraw obtained his Ph.D in clinical psychology at the University of North Texas. His dissertation was titled “Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Psychology Intervention.”

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Dr. Phil Launches Anti-Bullying Movement [VIDEO]

Dr-Phil-congressDr. Phil has long been a proponent of taking action against cyber bullies, but now he’s gaining more momentum for his anti-bullying campaign. In June, Dr. Phil went before congress, urging the inclusion of anti-bullying measures in changes being made to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind. Dr. Phil is one of many celebrities who have raised an outcry over the recent suicides of gay teens.

Dr. Phil has addressed the issue of bullying on his show, and now he’s launching an “Anti-Bully Movement” with series of pledges. “We’re talking about a call to action for students, parents, teachers, coaches, school administrators, anyone who comes in contact with children that are subject to being bullied,” he says on his website. “We’ve got to keep our children safe at school and that includes keeping them safe from each other. Bullying is more serious than ever. Kids are taking their own lives as a result and even when they don’t, the emotional scars, the damage to their self-esteem can be devastating.”

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