Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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

Fishbane, Mona D.

  • Marsha MirkinEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_836


Mona DeKoven Fishbane, Ph.D. (b. 1947)


Mona DeKoven Fishbane has made significant contributions to the fields of couple and intergenerational psychology through her work integrating neurobiology, relationships, and systemic thought. She authored the book Loving with the Brain in Mind: Neurobiology & Couple Therapy (Norton, 2013), as well as articles and chapters on couple therapy, intergenerational relationships, and neurobiological-relational approaches to couple and family therapy.


Fishbane received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Massachusetts in 1979. She has worked at Salem Hospital Mental Health Center in Massachusetts (1979–1981), the Behavioral Medicine Clinic of the Psychiatry Department of Stanford University Medical Center in California (1981–1982), McLean Hospital in Massachusetts (1983–1985), the Boston Center for Family Health (1982–1984), and the Student Counseling Service of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1988–1989). Fishbane...

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  1. Fishbane, M. D. (2005). Differentiation and dialogue in intergenerational relationships. In J. Lebow (Ed.), Handbook of clinical family therapy (pp. 543–568). Hoboken: Wiley.Google Scholar
  2. Fishbane, M. D. (2007). Wired to connect: Neuroscience, relationships, and therapy. Family Process, 46, 395–412.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
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  5. Fishbane, M. D. (2015). Couple therapy and interpersonal neurobiology. In A. S. Gurman, J. Lebow, & D. Snyder (Eds.), Clinical handbook of couple therapy (5th ed., pp. 681–701). New York: Guilford.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lasell CollegeNewtonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Molly F. Gasbarrini
    • 1
  1. 1.Alliant International UniversityLos AngelesUSA