Michael P. Nichols is a family therapist, teacher, and author. His writing includes a classic systematization of the field of family therapy, as well as his own contributions to theory and practice.
Nichols obtained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester (1973) and undertook postdoctoral training with Salvador Minuchin at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, with Murray Bowen in Washington DC, and at the Lenox Hill Psychoanalytic Institute in New York.
In 1973 Nichols began teaching at Emory University, as assistant professor of clinical psychology, and later served as acting director of clinical training. In 1977 he moved to Albany Medical College where he worked for 17 years, as professor of psychiatry, director of family therapy training, and director of outpatient psychiatry. Since 1994 he has been professor of psychology at the College of William and Mary. He has taught on a wide range of subjects, including...
- Minuchin, S., & Nichols, M. P. (1993). Family healing: Tales of hope and renewal from family therapy. New York: Free Press.Google Scholar
- Minuchin, S., Nichols, M. P., & Lee, W.-Y. (2006). Assessing families and couples: From symptom to system. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.Google Scholar
- Nichols, M. P. (1987). The self in the system: Expanding the limits of family therapy. New York: Brunner/Mazel.Google Scholar
- Nichols, M. P. (1999). Inside family therapy. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.Google Scholar
- Nichols, M. P., & Davis, S. (2016). Family therapy: Concepts and methods. Pearson.Google Scholar