Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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

Carlson, Cindy

  • Shelley RiggsEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_810


Cindy I. Carlson, Ph.D., A.B..P.P.


Dr. Cindy Carlson has contributed to the field of couple and family psychology in many essential roles, including researcher, educator, practitioner, editor, and active professional citizen. Her scholarly and training efforts focus on family assessment and intervention, particularly in the context of the home-school partnership. She has held many governance positions at her home university and more broadly within the American Psychological Association (APA). Among her many notable achievements, Dr. Carlson is a Fellow, Past President, and Distinguished Service Award winner for two APA divisions, namely, the Societies of Family Psychology and School Psychology.


Dr. Carlson received a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University and then went on to earn master’s and doctoral degrees in School Psychology with minors in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Indiana University. She completed her internship training with the Memphis...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Rachel Diamond
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Saint JosephWest HarfordUSA