- Assessment and interventions with couples and families
- Psychotherapy process and outcome research
- Objective personality assessment and test development
Dr. Snyder’s research emphasizes the assessment, treatment, and prevention of couple relationship distress. Assessment research has centered on the Marital Satisfaction Inventory, a multidimensional measure of relationship accord now published in several languages and used worldwide. Dr. Snyder’s treatment research emphasizes approaches to tailoring therapy to specific partner and relationship characteristics, integrating strengths of cognitive, behavioral, emotion-focused, and insight-oriented interventions. Dr. Snyder’s specific clinical and research interests focus on treating difficult couples with emotional, behavioral, and health problems that complicate relationship distress.
Snyder, D. K., & Balderrama-Durbin, C. (2012). Integrative approaches to couple therapy: Implications for clinical practice and research. Behavior Therapy, 43, 13‑24.
Gurman, A. S., Lebow, J., & Snyder, D. K. (2015). Clinical handbook of couple therapy (5th ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Snyder, D. K., Baucom, D. H., & Gordon, K. C. (2016).Treating infidelity. In S. B. Levine, C. B. Risen, & S. E. Althof (Eds.), Handbook of clinical sexuality for mental health professionals (3rd ed.) (pp. 209-220). New York, NY: Routledge.
Snyder, D. K., Heyman, R. E., Haynes, S. N., Carlson, C., & Balderrama-Durbin, C. (2016). 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. 201-217). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Snyder, D. K., Balderrama-Durbin, C., Cigrang, J. A., Talcott, G. W., Slep, A. M. S., & Heyman, R. E (2016). Help-seeking among Airmen in distressed relationships: Promoting relationship well-being. Psychotherapy, 53, 1-12.
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