Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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

Baucom, Donald

  • Steffany J. FredmanEmail author
  • Kristina Coop Gordon
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_59-1

Donald H. Baucom, Ph.D., is the Richard Simpson Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) and a licensed clinical psychologist. He is a pioneer in the development and testing of couple-based interventions for the treatment of relationship distress, infidelity, individual psychopathology, and health concerns, as well as in the dissemination of couple therapies on an international scale.

Baucom earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (1971) and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (1976) from UNC-Chapel Hill and completed his doctoral internship in clinical psychology at the University of Minnesota (1976). He served as Assistant Professor of Psychology at Texas Tech University from 1976 to 1980 prior to joining the Psychology faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he has conducted research, taught, and mentored students since 1980. He is a Professor of Psychology (1990–present) at UNC-Chapel Hill, where...

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Key Citations

  1. Abramowitz, J. A., Baucom, D. H., Boeding, S., Wheaton, M. G., Pukay-Martin, N. D., Fabricant, L. E., Paprocki, C., & Fischer, M. (2013). Treating obsessive-compulsive disorder in intimate relationships: A pilot study of couple-based cognitive-behavior therapy. Behavior Therapy, 44, 395–407.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2013.02.005.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Baucom, D. H., Shoham, V., Mueser, K. T., Daiuto, A. D., & Stickle, T. R. (1998). Empirically supported couples and family therapies for adult problems. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 66, 53–88.  https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-006X.66.1.53.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Baucom, D. H., Snyder, D. K., & Gordon, K. C. (2011). Helping couples get past the affair: A clinician’s guide. New York: Guilford Press.Google Scholar
  4. Baucom, D. H., Worrell, M., Corrie, S., & Fischer, M. S. (in progress). Engaging couples: Improving well-being and reducing distress with cognitive behavioural couple therapy. London: Routledge.Google Scholar
  5. Epstein, N., & Baucom, D. H. (2002). Enhanced cognitive-behavioral therapy for couples: A contextual approach. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.University of TennesseKnoxvilleKnoxvilleUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Brian Baucom
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA