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Snyder, Douglas Professor

Dr. Snyder has been recognized internationally for his research on couple relationships and for his outcome research on couple therapy. He is the author of the widely-used Marital Satisfaction Inventory. He published one of the few controlled studies comparing behavioral with nonbehavioral approaches to couple therapy. A four-year follow-up study of his couples treatment research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health was recognized by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as the Outstanding Research Contribution in 1991. Dr. Snyder is coeditor of two texts on Treating Difficult Couples and Couple-Based Interventions for Military and Veteran Families published by Guilford Press, and is coeditor of a text on Emotion Regulation in Couples and Families published by the American Psychological Association. He has two additional books with Guilford Press that address working with couples recovering from an affair, including Getting Past the Affair: A Program to Help You Cope, Heal, and Move On, and Helping Couples Get Past the Affair: A Clinician's Guide. Dr. Snyder recently coedited the 6th edition of the Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy, also published by Guilford Press.

Dr. Snyder received the 2005 Award from the American Psychological Association for Distinguished Contributions to Family Psychology, and the 2015 Distinguished Psychologist Award for Lifetime Contributions to Psychology and Psychotherapy. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in Divisions of Couple and Family Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Military Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Quantitative and Qualitative Methods. He is also a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Society for Personality Assessment. Dr. Snyder has served as Editor of the Clinician's Research Digest and as Associate Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology and for the Journal of Family Psychology. He also serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals in clinical psychology and family therapy.

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