Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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

Emery, Robert

  • Jenna RowenEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_777


Robert Emery has been one of the leading researchers and authors in the areas of interparental conflict, divorce, and mediation for the past 30 years. He has spent most of his professional career as a professor of psychology at The University of Virginia, teaching, conducting research, and leading a highly productive lab of graduate students. He has authored over 150 scientific publications, and several books, including Marriage, Divorce, and Children’s Adjustment, Renegotiating Family Relationships: Divorce, Child Custody, and Mediation, and his guides for parents, The Truth about Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive & Two Homes, One Childhood: A parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime. He is also the coauthor of Abnormal Psychologywith Dr. Thomas Oltmanns, a text widely used by undergraduate psychology departments. Dr. Emery has lectured extensively on his research across the United States and in numerous countries throughout...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Mudita Rastogi
    • 1
  1. 1.Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Argosy UniversitySchaumburgUSA