Category: Couples / Close Relationships

Clinical Roundtable

Clinical Round Table 11 - Couple Therapy and Research, Plus or Minus Forty: A Brief Look Back, a Major Look Forward

Sunday, November 19
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Indigo Ballroom E, Level 2, Indigo Level

Keywords: Couple Therapy | Couples / Close Relationships | Prevention
Presentation Type: Clinical Roundtable



This clinical roundtable brings together six senior couple therapy researchers from three continents each of whom has approximately 40 years of experience in couple therapy and basic couple research.  They will start with a brief history of the couples field.  Then they will succinctly  address where the field has been with a major focus on where we are and should be headed in the decades ahead, with a focus on applying couple interventions in diverse settings with diverse couples. Their work incorporates work in relationship education, couple therapy for relationship distress, integrating psychopathology and health concerns into couple-based interventions, working with underserved populations, and integrating work into large organizations such as the military, the Veterans Administration, and the National Health Service. They will discuss a myriad of topics regarding how couple-based interventions can be adapted to serve a broader range of couples than have been served in the past. The two Couples Sig Co-Presidents, Kayla Knopp and Dev Chrasta, have agreed to solicit questions from the couples SIG membership before the roundtable and will ask some of these questions during the roundtable.   The overarching goal is to have an open conversation with the audience in attendance, inviting topics and ideas from those present to think about the next generation of research and therapy in the couple field during a rare gathering of these senior investigators.

Don Baucom has focused on adapting cognitive-behavioral couple therapy for working with diverse types of couples.

Andrew Christensen has focused on the study of couple conflict and is a developer of Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT)

 Kurt Hahlweg has conducted the largest study on CBCT in Europe as well prevention evaluations of EPL and triple P in Germany

Kim Halford has focused on couple interventions including CoupleCARE a suite of evidence based program for couples.

Howard Markman has focused on the prediction and prevention of relationship distress and divorce and  the developer of the Prevention and Relationship Education Program (PREP) 

Douglas Snyder has focused his career the assessment and treatment of couple distress and co-edited the 5th edition of the Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy




Learning Objectives:

Donald H. Baucom

Richard Lee Simpson Distinguished Professor of Psychology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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Andrew Christensen

University of California Los Angeles


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W. Kim Halford

University of Queensland


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