Laurie Heatherington, PhD


Laurie Heatherington, PhD, is the Edward Dorr Griffin Professor of Psychology, emerita, at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, where her work has combined research, teaching, and clinical practice. Her research focuses on processes of interpersonal and cognitive change in family therapy, measurement of family systems variables, and the therapeutic alliance, as well as treatment outcomes research in real-world clinical settings and in global mental health. She has published numerous journal articles and chapters and coauthored The Therapeutic Alliances in Couple and Family Therapy and The Psychology of Adjustment. She is former President of the North American Chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research and is on the editorial boards of several journals in counseling and clinical psychology. She and collaborator Myrna Friedlander were 2010 recipients of the Distinguished Contribution to Family Systems Research award by the American Family Therapy Academy.