Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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

Friedlander, Myrna

  • Susana BlancoEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_713-1


Myrna L. Friedlander (1947–)


Myrna L. Friedlander, Ph.D. (The Ohio State University, 1980), is Professor of Psychology and Director of Doctoral Training at the University at Albany/State University of New York. Dr. Friedlander’s 37 years of research and clinical practice exemplifies a commitment to understanding the mechanisms of change in couples and family therapy. Specifically, Dr. Friedlander’s scholarly work has provided an immense contribution to the field of family therapy by bridging the gap between research and practice in the area of improving the therapeutic alliance. Additionally, a significant amount of Dr. Friedlander’s research has focused on clinical supervision, which has offered important insights into the enhancement the supervisory relationship. Dr. Friedlander has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and is the co-author of four books: Therapeutic Alliances in Couple and Family Therapy: An Empirically-Informed Guide to Practice, Ther...

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Key Citations

  1. Escudero, V., & Friedlander, M. L. (2017). Therapeutic alliances with families: Empowering clients in challenging cases. New York: Springer.  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59369-2.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Friedlander, M. L., Escudero, V., & Heatherington, L. (2006). Therapeutic alliances with couples and families: An empirically-informed guide to practice. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.  https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-0167.53.2.214.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Friedlander, M. L., & Diamond, G. M. (2011). Couple and family therapy. In E. Altmaier & J. Hansen (Eds.), Oxford handbook of counseling psychology (pp. 647–675). New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  4. Friedlander, M. L., Escudero, V., Heatherington, L., & Diamond, G. M. (2011). Alliance in couple and family therapy. In J. C. Norcross (Ed.), Psychotherapy relationships that work Evidence-based responsiveness (2nd ed., pp. 92–109). New York: Oxford University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Friedlander, M. L., Heatherington, L., & Escudero, V. (2016). Research on change mechanisms: Advances in process research. In T. Sexton & J. Lebow (Eds.), Handbook of family therapy (4th ed., pp. 454–467). New York: Routledge.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Thrive Psychological AssociatesMiami LakesUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Corinne Datchi
    • 1
  • Ryan M. Earl
    • 2
  1. 1.Seton Hall UniversitySouth OrangeUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA