Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Rohrbaugh, Michael

  • Carlos E. SluzkiEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_717


Michael J. Rohrbaugh


Michael Rohrbaugh is a distinguished family psychologist, clinician, and researcher now living in Virginia and affiliated with George Washington University.


After receiving his PhD in clinical and experimental psychology from Kent State University, Rohrbaugh served as a Vietnam era Army psychologist before taking positions at the University of North Dakota, Albany Medical College, the College of William and Mary, and the University of Arizona, where he directed the in-house psychology department training clinic and co-directed the U of A Family Research Laboratory. Rohrbaugh is now a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at George Washington University, professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Arizona, and co-director of Rohrbaugh, Banks and Associates, LLC, a small organization providing private and pro bono family consultation services in Fairfax VA.

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  1. Rohrbaugh, M. J. (2014). Old wine in new bottles: Decanting systemic family process research in the era of evidence-based practice. Family Process, 53, 434–444.PubMedPubMedCentralCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Rohrbaugh, M. J., Kogan, A. P., & Shoham, V. (2012). Family consultation for psychiatrically complicated health problems. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68, 570–580.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  3. Rohrbaugh, M. J., Mehl, M. R., Shoham, V., Reilly, E. S., & Ewy, G. (2008). Prognostic significance of spouse “we-talk” in couples coping with heart failure. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 781–789. PMID: 18837595 [PubMed].PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  4. Rohrbaugh, M. J., & Shoham, V. (2001). Brief therapy based on interrupting ironic processes: The Palo Alto model. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 8, 66–81.Google Scholar
  5. Rohrbaugh, M. J., & Shoham, V. (2017). Family consultation for change-resistant health and behavior problems: A systemic-strategic approach. In A. J. Consoli, L. E. Beutler, & B. Bongar (Eds.), Comprehensive textbook of psychotherapy (2nd ed., pp. 170–187). New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryGeorge Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Global and Community Health and Conflict Analysis and ResolutionGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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