Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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

Todd, Thomas

  • Cheryl L. StormEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_988


Throughout the long career of Thomas C. Todd, PhD, he has combined the worlds of psychology and CFT, integrating research, training, writing, teaching, and academic administration, with clinical practice. He has received national and international recognition for his research and writing, particularly in the area of CFT of substance abuse and systemic supervision. Todd published widely recognized books in each area, and received significant awards for his contributions in both of these areas from prominent CFT professional organizations.


Todd discovered CFT in the 1960s while in psychology graduate school at New York University. He eagerly went to the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic to work with Salvador Minuchin, Jay Haley, Harry Aponte, and Cloe Madanes, while also studying psychotherapy research. Todd became part of the Psychosomatic Families Project with Minuchin and colleagues, which offered compelling evidence of the effectiveness of structural family...

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  1. Minuchin, S., Baker, L., Liebman, R., Milman, L., Rosman, B., & Todd, T. (1975). A conceptual model of psychosomatic illness in children. Archives of General Psychiatry, 32, 1031–1038.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pacific Lutheran UniversityTacomaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Thorana Nelson
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  1. 1.Santa FeUSA