Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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

Stith, Sandra

  • Chelsea SpencerEmail author
  • Jared Anderson
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_796


Dr. Sandra M. Stith


Dr. Stith is one of the world’s leading scholars on intimate partner violence (IPV). Together with colleagues Eric McCollum and Karen Rosen, she developed Couples Treatment for Domestic Violence, an evidence-based couple’s treatment program for IPV. Dr. Stith’s career has focused on creating a greater understanding of intimate partner violence, as well as developing and testing her couple’s treatment program for intimate partner violence. Dr. Stith has been the program director of the marriage and family therapy master’s program at Virginia Tech, as well as the program director of the marriage and family therapy master’s and PhD programs at Kansas State University. Dr. Stith has contributed greatly to the field of marriage and family therapy through her research, her development of a couple’s treatment program for intimate partner violence, her editorial services, and her mentorship of future therapists and researchers.

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  1. Stith, S. M., Smith, D. B., Penn, C., Ward, D., & Tritt, D. (2004). Intimate partner physical abuse perpetration and victimization risk factors: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Aggression and Violent Behavior, 10, 65–98.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Stith, S. M., McCollum, E. E., & Rosen, K. H. (2011). Couples treatment for domestic violence: Finding safe solutions. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Stith, S. M., McCollum, E. E., Amanor-Boadu, Y., & Smith, D. (2012). Systemic perspectives on intimate partner violence treatment. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 38(1), 220–240.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Stith, S. M., Milner, J. S., Fleming, M., Robichaux, R. J., & Travis, W. J. (2016). Intimate partner physical injury risk assessment in a military sample. Psychology of Violence, 6(2), 529–541.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

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