Dr Phil is a University of North Texas alumni


Research has shown that occupations in the healthcare industry are expected to continue to increase in the future. As a result, many students are enrolling in degree programs that are related to this field.

Schools such as the University of  North Texas offer psychology programs that have been completed by celebrities such as Dr Phil. In 1979, Phil McGraw earned his PhD in clinical psychology from the university, according to the New York Times. His dissertation was titled "Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Psychological Intervention." McGraw was guided through the doctoral program by Frank Lawlis, who later became the primary contributing psychologist for the Dr Phil television show.

More than 10 years later, Oprah Winfrey hired McGraw's legal consulting firm to prepare her for the Amarillo Texas beef trial, The Dallas Observer reports. Soon after, she invited him to appear on her show. He then began appearing weekly as a Relationship and Life Strategy Expert on Tuesdays starting in April 1998.

As of September 2002, McGraw formed Peteski Productions and launched his own syndicated daily television show, Dr. Phil, which is produced by Winfrey's Harpo Studios.  

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