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Chief Academic Officer
Director, Center for Applied Psychological and Family Studies
Clinical Professor of Psychology
Board Certified
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology — University of Virginia
APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology Internship in Couple Therapy — Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital Postdoctoral Clinical Residency — Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. John J.B. Morgan Clinical Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Couple Therapy and Empirically Supported Therapy — The Family Institute at Northwestern University
M.A. in Psychology — University of Virginia
B.A. in Psychology — Hampton University
I Treat
Couple & Marriage
Interracial Couples
Issues I Treat
Affairs & Infidelity
Couples Conflict
Divorce / Marital Separation / Post-Divorce Adjustment
Empty Nest Issues
Family of Origin Issues
Grief & Loss
In-law Relationships
Job Loss
Life Stage Transitions
Men’s Issues
Polyamory, Non-monogamy, Non-traditional Relationships
Parenting Issues
Premarital Counseling
Sexual Issues
Therapists in Therapy
College (Transition to)
Parenthood (Transition to)
Retirement (Transition to)
Racism Issues
Work / Life Balance
Workplace Issues
Types of Therapy
Brief Consultation (1-6 Sessions)
Couple Therapy
Discernment Counseling
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Integrative Systemic Therapy

Anthony Chambers, Ph.D., ABPP, is the chief academic officer and a Board Certified Couple and Family Psychologist on staff at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Dr. Chambers is also the director of Northwestern University's Center for Applied Psychological and Family Studies, in addition to his clinical professorship in the Department of Psychology. He is the former director of both the Couple Therapy Program and the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at The Family Institute, and is one of the few psychologists nationwide to be board certified in treating couples (ABPP). Dr. Chambers is also the former president of the American Psychological Association’s Society for Couple and Family Psychology, which is the premiere national organization for couple and family psychologists.

Recently, Dr. Chambers has been one of the faculty members teaching an exciting, innovative course at Northwestern University entitled "Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101." This undergraduate course teaches about partner selection and the intricacies of committed, romantic relationships, especially marriage, with the ultimate goal of enhancing relationships and preventing problems. Dr. Chambers has also made multiple media appearances, discussing topics such as "Surviving Infidelity" and "Avoiding marriage's No. 1 pitfall: Money troubles." He also has extensive experience helping couples struggling with fertility issues. Dr. Chambers' proudest achievement is that he has been happily married for 17 years and has a beautiful daughter! In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, watching movies and ESPN, watching reruns of Seinfeld and West Wing, and traveling.

Other Professional Involvement/Leadership Positions

Dr. Chambers is on several boards of directors, including the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology, the American Academy of Couple and Family Psychology, and the Family Process Institute. He also serves on both the American Psychological Associations's Advisory Steering Committee for developing Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Integrated Health Care Committee. 

Selected publications/presentations

Kelly, S., Jeremie-Brink, G., Chambers, A. L., Smith-Bynum, M. A. (2020). The Black Lives Matter Movement: A Call to Action for Couple and Family Therapists. Family Process, 59(4), 1374-1388. doi: 10.1111/famp.12614.

Chambers, A. L. (2019). African American Couples in the 21st Century: Using Integrative Systemic Therapy (IST) to Translate Science into Practice. Family Process. doi: 10.1111/famp.12478

Chambers, A. L. (2012). A Systemically Infused, Integrative Model for Conceptualizing Couples’ Problems: The Four Session Evaluation. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 1(1), 31-47. doi: 10.1037/a0027505 (One of the top downloaded articles in 2012).

Dr. Chambers' scholarly writing, teaching and public speaking aims to disseminate the latest knowledge of how to have a healthy relationship. He is the author of numerous book chapters, journal articles and national presentations devoted to summarizing the science behind assessing and treating common couples’ problems: communication, trust, intimacy, parenting and conflict resolution. He has published and lectured on topics including the transition to marriage, the transition to parenthood, African American couples and inter-racial couples.

Noteworthy achievements include co-authoring Integrative Systemic Therapy, which is an empirically grounded integrative framework for working with individuals, couples, and families; co-editing the Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy, which is comprised of nearly 1000 entries; co-editing the Couple and Family Psychology series, which focuses on helping other providers learn how to treat couples and families; and receiving recognition for his journal article on The Four-Session Model, which is used in couple therapy around the world.

Distinguished Service Award, Society for Couple and Family Psychology, APA
Fellow, American Academy of Couple and Family Psychology
Named one of the top 99 Professors in Therapy and Psychology by
Diplomat, American Board of Professional Psychology, Couple & Family Psychology
Fellow, American Psychological Association
Fellow, Society for Family Psychology
Alumnus of the Year Award by The Family Institute at Northwestern University
Outstanding Professional Accomplishment Award by The Family Institute
Insurance Accepted
Self Pay
Out of Network Reimbursement