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Senior Scholar and Senior Therapist
Clinical Professor
Board Certified
Ph.D. — Northwestern University
Postgraduate 2-year training program — The Family Institute at Northwestern University
I Treat
10-15 Years Old
15-20 Years Old
Young Adult
Older Adult
Couple & Marriage
Issues I Treat
Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
Affairs & Infidelity
Aging Issues
Anger Management
Anxiety Disorders
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Child Behavioral Problems
Couples Conflict
Custody Evaluations / Custody Issues
Depression / Mood Disorders
Divorce / Marital Separation / Post-Divorce Adjustment
Domestic Violence
Emotion Regulation Issues
Empty Nest Issues
Families with Chronically Mentally Ill Members
Family Business Issues
Family of Origin Issues
Divorce Impact on Children
In-law Relationships
Grief & Loss
Mediation / Conflict Resolution
Men’s Issues
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Personality Disorders
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Postpartum Depression
Premarital Counseling
Sexual Issues
Stress Management
Therapists in Therapy
College (Transition to)
Parenthood (Transition to)
Retirement (Transition to)
Work / Life Balance
Workplace Issues
Types of Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Couple Therapy
Integrative Systemic Therapy

Dr. Lebow is Clinical Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University as well as Senior Scholar and Senior Therapist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. He is editor of the journal Family Process, the Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy (with Chambers and Breunlin 2018), and the Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy. He maintains an active psychotherapy practice, treating individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Lebow made seminal contributions to the field, particularly in the areas of psychotherapy integration, the common factors, and bridging research and practice. He may be best known, however, as a preeminent articulator of the fields of couple and family therapy.

Other Professional Involvement/Leadership Positions

Dr. Lebow is the editor of the journal Family Process, the editor of the Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy and the author or editor of 13 professional books. He is also the former president of the Academy of Couple and Family Psychology and former board member of three entities — the American Family Therapy Academy, the American Board of Family Psychology and the Illinois Marriage and Family Therapist Association. 

Selected publications/presentations

14 authored and edited books and 200 journal articles and book chapters including:

Lebow, J. L. (2014). Couple and Family Therapy: An Integrative Map of the Territory. Washington D.C.: APA books.

Lebow, J. L. & Jenkins, P. (2018). Research for the Psychotherapist: From Science to Practice (2nd ed.). New York: Routledge.

Lebow, J. L., Breunlin, D. & Chambers, A. (2017). Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. New York: Springer (online version).

Lebow, J. L. (2019) Treating the Difficult Divorce: A Practical Guide for Psychotherapists. Washington, D.C: APA Books.

Sexton, T. & Lebow, J. L. (Eds.). (2016). Handbook of Family Therapy. New York: Routledge.

Gurman, A.S., Lebow, J. L. & Snyder, D.K. (2023). Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy (6th ed.). New York: Guilford.

Pinsof, W. M., Breunlin, D. C., Russell, W. P., Lebow, J. L, Rampage, C., & Chambers, A. L. (2017). Integrative Systemic Therapy. Washington D.C.: APA Books, American Psychological Association.

Sprenkle, D., Davis , S., & Lebow, J. L. (2009). Common factors in couple and family therapy. New York : Guilford.

Lebow, J. L. (Ed.). (2008). 21st century psychotherapies. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Lebow, J. L. (2006). Research for the Psychotherapist: From Science to Practice. New York: Routledge.

Pinsof, W. & Lebow, J. L. (Eds.). (2005). Family psychology: The science of the art. New York: Oxford Press. (Turkish version 2014)

Lebow, J. L. (Ed.). (2005). Handbook of Clinical Family Therapy. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

His articles and book chapters include major summaries about research and practice in couple and family therapy, integrative therapy, couple therapy, family therapy, divorce therapy, and the interface of research and practice.

Family Psychologist of the Year from the Society for Couple and Family Psychology
Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Family Therapy Academy
Insurance Accepted
Self Pay
Out of Network Reimbursement