Douglas K. Snyder, Ph.D.

Professor

 

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Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
Texas A&M University
4235 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4235


Office Information:
217 Psychology Building (Campus Map)
Phone: 979/845-2539
Office Hours: Fri 3:00-5:00, or by appointment


Email address: d-snyder@tamu.edu

 

 


Dr. Douglas K. Snyder is Professor of Psychology and previously served as Director of Clinical Training (1991-2012) at Texas A&M University in College Station. He earned his bachelor's degree from Wittenberg University in 1974, received his doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1978, and interned at Duke University Medical Center. Prior to his appointment at Texas A&M, he served on the faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit and at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where he also served as Director of Clinical Training and Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Snyder has been recognized nationally for his research on marital assessment and for his outcome research on marital therapy. He is the author of the widely-used Marital Satisfaction Inventory. He has published one of the few controlled studies comparing behavioral with nonbehavioral approaches to couples 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 5th 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.

Dr. Snyder lives in College Station, Texas, where he also engages in private practice.

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Research Interests:

Couple Assessment and the Marital Satisfaction Inventory - Revised

Couple Therapy Process and Outcome

Relationship Trauma and Treating Affair Couples

 

Awards and Honors
Association for Marriage and Family Therapy - Outstanding Research Publication Award, 1991
Texas Psychological Association - Division of Students - Professor of the Year Award, 1993
American Psychological Association - Award for Distinguished Contributions to Family Psychology, 2005
Texas Psychological Association - Outstanding Contributions to Science Award, 2008
Distinguished Alumnae Award - University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), 2012
American Psychological Association - Distinguished Psychologist Award for Lifetime Contributions to Psychotherapy, 2015
Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 5, 12, 19, 29, 43)
Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment

Editorial Positions
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology - Associate Editor - 1987-1988
Journal of Family Psychology - Associate Editor - 2003-2006
Clinician's Research Digest - Editor - 1994-2000

Courses Taught

Undergraduate:
Psychology 306: Abnormal Psychology

Graduate:
Psychology 623: Psychological Assessment I (Psychometric Theory)
Psychology 678: Couple Therapy

Research Interests (see links to Research Interests listed above)
Couple assessment and the Marital Satisfaction Inventory-Revised
Couple therapy process and outcome
Relationship trauma and treating affair couples
Prevention of couple distress, particularly in military and veteran families
Objective personality assessment and test development

Recent Publications (see link to Curriculum Vitae listed above)
Books:

Gurman, A. S., Lebow, J., & Snyder, D. K. (2015). Clinical handbook of couple therapy (5th ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Cigoli, V., Margola, D., Gennari, M., & Snyder, D. K. (2014). Terapie di coppia: L'Approccio integrativo e l'approccio relazionale-simbolico [Couple therapy: The integrative approach and the relational-symbolic approach]. Milan, Italy: Franco Angeli.

Snyder, D. K., & Monson, C. (2012). Couple-based interventions for military and veteran families: A practitioner's guide. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Baucom, D. H., Snyder, D. K., & Gordon, K. C. (2009). Helping couples get past the affair: A clinician's guide. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Snyder, D. K., Baucom, D. H., & Gordon, K. C. (2007). Getting past the affair: A program to help you cope, heal, and move on - together or apart. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Snyder, D. K., Simpson, J. A., & Hughes, J. N. (Eds.). (2006). Emotion regulation in couples and families: Pathways to dysfunction and health. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Snyder, D. K., & Whisman, M. A. (2003). Treating difficult couples: Helping clients with coexisting mental and relationship disorders. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Book chapters:

Snyder, D. K., Heyman, R. E., Haynes, S. N., Carlson, C., & Balderrama-Durbin, C. (in press). Couple and family assessment. In J. C. Norcross, G. R. VanderBos, & D. K. Freedheim (Eds.), APA handbook of clinical psychology. Vol. 3: Applications and methods (pp. xxx-xxx). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Balderrama-Durbin, C., Fissette, C., & Snyder, D. K. (in press). Best practices in assessment for couple therapy. In E. Lawrence and K. Sullivan (Eds.), Oxford handbook of couple dysfunction (pp. xxx-xxx). New York: Oxford University Press.

Gordon, K. C., Khaddouma, A. M., Baucom, D. H., & Snyder, D. K. (2015). Couple therapy and the treatment of affairs. In A. S. Gurman , J. Lebow, & D. K. Snyder (Eds.), Clinical handbook of couple therapy (5th ed.) (pp. 412-444). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Carlson, C., Krumholz, L. S., & Snyder, D. K. (2013). Assessment in marriage and family counseling. In K. F. Geisinger (Ed.), APA handbook of testing and assessment in psychology, Vol. 2 (pp. 569-586). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Beach, S. R. H., Whisman, M. A., Snyder, D. K., & Heyman, R. E. (2013). Practical tools for assessing marital or intimate partner relational problems in clinical practice and public health settings. In S. R. H. Beach, R. E. Heyman, A. S. Slep, & H. M. Foran (Eds.), Family problems and family violence: Reliable assessment and the ICD-11 (pp. 101-110). New York, NY: Springer.

Snyder, D. K., Balderrama-Durbin, C., Fissette, C., Scheider, D. M., Barnett, J. K., & Fiala, S. (2012). Infidelity. In B. A. Moore (Ed.), Handbook of counseling military couples (pp. 219-235). New York, NY: Routledge.

Gurman, A. S., & Snyder, D. K. (2011). Couple therapy. In J. C. Norcross, G. R. VandenBos, & D. K. Freedheim (Eds.), History of psychotherapy: Continuity and change (2nd ed.) (pp. 485-496). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Gasbarrini, M. F., & Snyder, D. K. (2011). Affective reconstruction: An integrative couple treatment applied to parental bereavement. In D. K. Carson & M. Casado-Kehoe (Eds.), Adventures in couple therapy: A theory-based case study approach (pp. 345-356). New York, NY: Routledge.

Hahlweg, K., Baucom, D. H., Grawe-Gerber, M., & Snyder, D. K. (2010). Strengthening couples and families: Dissemination of interventions for the treatment and prevention of couple distress. In K. Hahlweg, M. Grawe-Gerber, & D. H. Baucom (Eds)., Enhancing couples: The shape of couple therapy to come (pp. 3-29). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Snyder, D. K., & Gasbarrini, M. F. (2010). Integrative approaches to couple therapy: Implications for clinical practice, training, and research. In K. Hahlweg, M. Grawe-Gerber, & D. H. Baucom (Eds)., Enhancing couples: The shape of couple therapy to come (pp. 47-60). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Snyder, D. K. (2010). Treatment of low sexual desire in the context of comorbid individual and relationship dysfunction. In S. R. Leiblum (Ed.), Treating sexual desire disorders: A clinical casebook (pp. 181-200). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Snyder, D. K., Zinbarg, R. E., Heyman, R. E., Haynes, S. N., Gasbarrini, M. F., & Uliaszek, M. (2010). Assessing linkages between interpersonal processes and anxiety disorders. In J. G. Beck (Ed.), Interpersonal processes in the anxiety disorders: Implications for understanding psychopathology and treatment (pp. 37-67). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Abbott, B. V., & Snyder, D. K. (2010). Couple distress. In M. M. Antony & D. H. Barlow (Eds.), Handbook of assessment and treatment planning for psychological disorders (2nd ed.) (pp. 439-476). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Journal Articles:

Lou, Y., Lin, C., Chen, C., Balderrama-Durbin, C., & Snyder, D. K. (in press). Assessing intimate relationships of Chinese couples using the Marital Satisfaction Inventory - Revised. Assessment,

Snyder, D. K., Balderrama-Durbin, C., Cigrang, J., Talcott, G. W., Slep, A., & Heyman, R. (2016). Help-seeking among Airmen in distressed relationships: Promoting relationship well-being. Psychotherapy, 53, 1-12.

Gasbarrini, M. F., Snyder, D. K., Iafrate, R., Bertoni, A., Donato, S., & Margola, D. (2015). Investigating the relation between stress and marital satisfaction: The moderating effects of dyadic coping and communication. Family Science, 6, 143-149.

Brodard, F., Charvoz, L., Antonietti, J. P., Rossier, J., Bodenmann, G., & Snyder, D. K. (2015). Validation de la version française de l'Inventaire de Satisfaction Conjugale MSI-R [Validation of the French version of the Marital Satisfaction Inventory]. Revue Canadienne des Sciences du Comportement [Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science], 47, 113-122.

Heyman, R. E., Slep, A. M. S., Sabathne, C., Erlanger, A. C. E., Hsu, T. T., Snyder, D. K., Balderrama-Durbin, C., Cigrang, J. A., Talcott, G. W., Tatum, J., Baker, M. T., Cassidy, D., & Sonnek, S. M. (2015). Development of a multilevel prevention program for improved relationship functioning in active duty members. Military Medicine, 180, 690-696.

Cigrang, J., Balderrama Durbin, C., Snyder, D., Talcott, G. W., Tatum, J., Baker, M., Cassidy, D., Sonnek, S., Slep, A., & Heyman, R. (2015). Predictors of suicidal ideation across deployment: A prospective study. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 71, 828-842.

Balderrama Durbin, C., Cigrang, J., Osborne, L., Snyder, D., Talcott, G. W., Slep, A., Heyman, R., Tatum, J., Baker, M., Cassidy, D., & Sonnek, S. (2015). Coming home: A prospective study of family reintegration following deployment to a war zone. Psychological Services, 12, 213-221.

Balderrama-Durbin, C., Snyder, D. K., & Balsis, S. (2015). Tailoring assessment of relationship distress using the Marital Satisfaction Inventory - Brief form. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 4, 127-135.

Whisman, M. A., Robustelli, B. L., Beach, S. R. H., Snyder, D. K., & Harper, J. M. (2015). Marital discord and depression in middle-aged and older couples: Is taxon status associated with depression? Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 32, 967-973.

Cigrang, J., Talcott, G. W., Tatum, J., Baker, M., Cassidy, D., Sonnek, S., Snyder, D., Balderrama Durbin, C., Heyman, R., & Slep, A. (2014). Impact of combat deployment on psychological and relationship health: A longitudinal study. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27, 58-65.

Antonelli, P., Dettore, D., Lasagni, I., Snyder, D. K., & Balderrama-Durbin, C. (2014). Gay and lesbian couples in Italy: Comparisons with heterosexual couples. Family Process, 53, 702-716.

Fissette, C. L., Snyder, D. K., Balderrama Durbin, C., Balsis, S., Cigrang, J., Talcott, G. W., Tatum, J., Baker, M., Cassidy, D., Sonnek, S., Heyman, R., & Slep, A. (2014). Assessing posttraumatic stress in military service members: Improving efficiency and accuracy. Psychological Assessment, 26, 1-7.

Cigrang, J., Talcott, G. W., Tatum, J., Baker, M., Cassidy, D., Sonnek, S., Snyder, D., Balderrama Durbin, C., Heyman, R., & Slep, A. (2014). Intimate partner communication from the war zone: A prospective study of relationship functioning, communication frequency, and combat effectiveness. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 40, 332-343.

Talcott, G. W., Cigrang, J., Sherrill-Mittleman, D., Snyder, D. K., Baker, M., Tatum, J., Cassidy, D., Sonnek, S., Balderrama Durbin, C., Klesges, R. C., Ebbert, J. O., Slep, A., & Heyman, R. (2013). Tobacco use during military deployment. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 15, 1348-1354.

Balderrama Durbin, C., Snyder, D., Cigrang, J., Talcott, G. W., Tatum, J., Baker, M., Cassidy, D., Sonnek, S., Slep, A., & Heyman, R. (2013). Combat disclosure in intimate relationships: Mediating the impact of partner support on posttraumatic stress. Journal of Family Psychology, 27, 560-568.

Halford, W. K., & Snyder, D. K. (2012). Universal processes and common factors in couple therapy and relationship education. Behavior Therapy, 43, 1-12.

Snyder, D. K., & Balderrama-Durbin, C. (2012). Integrative approaches to couple therapy: Implications for clinical practice and research. Behavior Therapy, 43, 13-24.

Snyder, D. K., & Halford, W. K. (2012). Evidence-based couple therapy: Current status and future directions. Journal of Family Therapy. 34, 229-249.

Abbott, B. V., & Snyder, D. K. (2012). Integrative approaches to couple therapy: A clinical case illustration. Journal of Family Therapy. 34, 306-320.

Snyder, D. K., Balderrama-Durbin, C., & Fissette, C. (2012). Treating infidelity and comorbid depression: A case study involving military deployment. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 1, 213-225.

Balderrama-Durbin, C., Snyder, D. K., & Semmar, Y. (2011). Assessing Arabic couples: An evidence-based approach. Family Science, 2, 24-33.

Snyder, D. K., Gasbarrini, M. F., Doss, B. D., & Scheider, D. M. (2011). Intervening with military couples struggling with issues of infidelity. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 41, 201-208.

Heinrichs, N., Cronrath, A., Degen, M., & Snyder, D. K. (2010). The link between child emotional and behavioral problems and couple functioning. Family Science, 1, 152-172.

Whisman, M. A., Snyder, D. K., & Beach, S. R. H. (2009). Screening for marital and relationship discord. Journal of Family Psychology, 23, 247-254.

Mitchell, A. E., Castellani, A. M., Sheffield, R. L., Joseph, J. I., Doss, B. D., & Snyder, D. K. (2008). Predictors of intimacy in couples' discussions of relationship injuries: An observational study. Journal of Family Psychology, 22, 21-29.

Whisman, M. A., Beach, S. R. H., & Snyder, D. K. (2008). Is marital discord taxonic and can taxonic status be assessed reliably? Results from a national, representative sample of married couples. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76, 745-755.

Snyder, D. K., Baucom, D. H., & Gordon, C. K. (2008). An integrative approach to treating infidelity. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 16, 300-307.

Herrington, R. L., Mitchell, A. E., Castellani, A. M., Joseph, J. I., Snyder, D. K., & Gleaves, D. H. (2008). Assessing disharmony and disaffection in intimate relationships: Revision of the Marital Satisfaction Inventory factor scales. Psychological Assessment, 20, 341-350.

Snyder, D. K., Castellani, A. M., & Whisman, M. A. (2006). Current status and future directions in couple therapy. Annual Review of Psychology, 57, 317-344.

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