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Director of Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Assistant Clinical Professor
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child and Family Therapy and CBT — Northwestern University
Ph.D. — University of Maryland Baltimore County
Predoctoral Internship — University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S. — Bradley University
I Treat
Child & Adolescent
Issues I Treat
Anxiety Disorders
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Depression / Mood Disorders
Emotion Regulation Issues
Grief & Loss
Learning Disabilities
Grief & Loss
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Parenting Issues
School Refusal
Stress Management
School Stress
Types of Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Integrative Systemic Therapy

Dr. Black possesses over eleven years of experience treating children and families. She specializes in working with stress and anxiety across the lifespan. Her treatment approach blends family therapy and empirically supported treatments such as CBT and DBT. Dr. Black partners with families to empower them to overcome stress and anxiety.

Other Professional Involvement/Leadership Positions

At The Family Institute, Dr. Black has held various positions: assistant director of the Anxiety Research Program (2008-2011), director of the Child and Adolescent Program (2011-2015), and director of the Child and Adolescent Service Line (2015-2017).

Recent Publications

Nuñez, M., Lee, J. Black, D.A., Pinsof, W., & Zinbarg, R. E. (2016, submitted). Criticism as a dyadic predictor of cognitive-behavioral treatment outcomes for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: A Replication and Extension.

Black, D. A. (2016). Family Systems and the DSM-5 Anxiety Disorders. In Russo, J., Coker, K, & King, J. (Eds.) Family Systems Perspective on DSM-5. New York: Springer.

Lebow, J., & Black, D. A. (2012). Considerations in Court-Involved Therapy with Parents. Journal of Child Custody, 9(1-2), 11-38.

Zinbarg, R. E., Mashal, N. M., Black, D.A., & Flückiger, C. (2010). The Future and Promise of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: A Commentary. In Olatunji, B. & Hollan., S. (Eds.), Psychiatric Clinics of North America. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders.

Black, D. A., Uliaszek, A. Lewis, A., & Zinbarg, R. (2009). Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Relationships: The Case a Systemic Intervention. In Cuyler, E. & Ackhart, M. (Eds.), Psychology of Relationships. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Roberts, D. C., & Black, D. A. (2009). Comparison of interventions to reduce sun exposure. Behavioral Medicine, 35, 67-76.

Lebow, J &. Black, D. A., (2010). Couples therapy. In Irving Weiner and Edward Craighead (Eds.), Corsini’s Encyclopedia of Psychology (4th ed.). New York: Wiley.

Black, D. A., & Lebow, J. (2009). Systemic Research Controversies and Challenges. In Bray J. H. & Stanton, M. (Eds.), Handbook of Family Psychology. London: Blackwell Publishing.

Panuzio, J., Taft, C. T., Black, D. A., Koenen, K. C., & Murphy, C. M. (2007). Relationship abuse and victim's posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms: Associations with child behavior problems. Journal of Family Violence, 22, 177-185.

Ekcard, C. I., Murphy, C. M., Black, D. A., & Suhr, L. (2005). Intervention programs for perpetrators of intimate partner violence: Conclusions from a clinical research perspective. Public Health Reports.

Black, D. A., Heyman, R. E., & Slep, A. M. S. (2001). Risk factors for child physical abuse. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 6, 121-188.

Black, D. A., Heyman, R. E., & Slep, A. M. S. (2001). Risk factors for male-to-female partner sexual abuse. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 6, 269-280.

Black, D. A., Slep, A. M. S. & Heyman, R. E. (2001). Risk factors for child sexual abuse. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 6, 203-229.

Black, D. A., Slep, A. M. S. & Heyman, R. E. (2001). Risk factors for child psychological abuse. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 6, 189-201.

Outstanding Professional Accomplishment Award, Family Institute (2011)
Graduate Student Association Student Dissertation Award (2005)
Comprehensive Examination Passed with Distinction (UMBC) (2002)
Insurance Accepted
Self Pay
Out of Network Reimbursement