Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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Heyman, Richard E.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_1113-2


Richard Heyman, Ph.D., is the co-director of the Family Translational Research Group at New York University. Dr. Heyman, a professor and clinical psychologist, is a leader in the field of identifying risk factors of couple dysfunction, escalation/de-escalation of anger and prevention of family violence, and has developed reliable classification systems for defining types of maltreatment as well as couples observational coding.


Dr. Heyman received his B.S. in psychology at Duke University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Oregon. He completed his clinical internship at the Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute/Medical College of Pennsylvania. Upon finishing his doctorate in 1992, Heyman was awarded a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook). In 1996, he was appointed as a Research Assistant Professor at SUNY Stony Brook, eventually leading to a research professor...

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Key Citations

  1. Heyman, R. E. (2001). Observation of couple conflicts: Clinical assessment applications, stubborn truths, and shaky foundations. Psychological Assessment, 13, 5–35.  https://doi.org/10.1037//1040-3590.13.1.5.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  2. Heyman, R. E., & Slep, A. M. S. (2009). Reliability of family maltreatment diagnostic criteria: 41 site dissemination field trial. Journal of Family Psychology, 23, 905–910.  https://doi.org/10.1037/a0017011.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Heyman, R. E., Sayers, S. L., & Bellack, A. S. (1994). Global marital satisfaction vs. marital adjustment: Construct validity and psychometric properties of three measures. Journal of Family Psychology, 8, 432–446.  https://doi.org/10.1037/0893-3200.8.4.432.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Heyman, R. E., Weiss, R. L., & Eddy, J. M. (1995). Marital interaction coding system: Revision and empirical evaluation. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 33, 737–746.  https://doi.org/10.1016/0005-7967(95)00003-G.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Schumacher, J. A., Feldbau-Kohn, S. R., Slep, A. M. S., & Heyman, R. E. (2001). Risk factors for male-to-female partner physical abuse. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 6, 269–352.  https://doi.org/10.1016/S1359-1789(00)00027-6.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social SciencesSuffolk County Community CollegeBrentwoodUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Kristina S. Brown
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  1. 1.Couple and Family Therapy DepartmentAdler UniversityChicagoUSA