Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

Living Edition
| Editors: Jay Lebow, Anthony Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Sher, Tamara Goldman

  • Emily Sher
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_1146-1

Name

Tamara Goldman Sher

Introduction

Tamara Goldman Sher, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Family Institute at Northwestern University (TFI). She has worked as a health psychologist specializing in couples for 29 years, has written over 30 articles, edited or authored three books, certified British therapists in CBT for couples in conjunction with the British National Health Service, and taught at every higher education level from undergraduates to post-doctoral fellows. She still loves research, teaching, and clinical work.

Career

Dr. Sher received her BA from the University of Michigan with a major in Psychology, where her honors thesis was on the interpersonal aspects of depression and entitled, The effects of depression on roommates of depressed undergraduates. She then received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she found her passion in couples’ therapy and wrote her dissertation Marital Communication: Differences Between...

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References

  1. Domas, A. J., Levinson, S., & Sher, T. G. (2005a). Mini-size me: Changes in fat intake for cardiac patients and their partners after a 12-week lifestyle intervention and 12 month follow-up. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 105(Supplement, 8), A-42.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Domas, A. J., Levinson, S., & Sher, T. G. (2005b). Not necessarily two peas in a pod: Fruit and vegetable intake of cardiac patients and partners after a 12-week lifestyle intervention program and follow-up. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 105(Supplement, 8), A-48.Google Scholar
  3. Du Bois, S. N., Sher, T. G., Grotkowski, K., Aizenman, T., Slesinger, N., & Cohen, M. (2016). Going the distance. The Family Journal, 24(1), 5–14.  https://doi.org/10.1177/1066480715616580.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  9. Sher, T. G., Cella, D. F., Serafian, B., & Leslie, W. (1993). An old procedure with a new population: The use of the communication box in a medical setting. The Behavior Therapist, 16, 248–250.Google Scholar
  10. Sher, T. G., Cella, D. F., Leslie, W. T., Bonomi, P., Taylor, S. G., & Serafian, B. (1997). Communication differences between physicians and their patients in an oncology setting. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.Google Scholar
  11. Sher, T. G., Houle, T., Braun, L. T., Baucom, D. H., Bellg, A., & Domas, A. (2014). The partners for life program: A couples approach to cardiac risk reduction. Family Process, 53, 131–149.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Osteopathic MedicineA.T. Still UniversityMesaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Douglas C. Breunlin
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  1. 1.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA