Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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

Duncan, Barry

  • Martha HernándezEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_765


Barry L Duncan, Psy.D.


Dr. Barry L. Duncan has been essential in the development of client-centered measures specific to the therapeutic relationship, in an effort to improve the quality of treatment. In addition to his client-centered measures, his research has contributed to various areas including couple and family therapy, integrated behavioral health, pharmaceuticals in pediatrics, and addiction. He has over one hundred publications in these areas of specialty.


In 1984, Dr. Duncan obtained his Psy.D. from Wright State University, School of Professional Psychology. In that same year, he began as Clinical Faculty at Wright State University (1984–1994) and in 1985 as Clinical Assistant Professor (1985–1992). As Director at The Dayton Institute for Family Therapy, he developed a training and treatment center (1986–1994). Since then Dr. Duncan has held various adjunct professor positions at different universities. More recently, he was the co-founder and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Family Support Services at Ronald McDonald House at StanfordPalo AltoUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Heather Pederson
    • 1
  • Diana Semmelhack
    • 2
  1. 1.Council for RelationshipsPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Midwestern UniversityDowners GroveUSA