Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

Living Edition
| Editors: Jay Lebow, Anthony Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Monson, Candice

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_689-1


Candice M. Monson (June 12, 1971 – N/A)


Candice M. Monson is one of the most prominent researchers in the areas of trauma-related disorders and intimate partner relations. She has developed and tested post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatments for both individual and conjoint therapies: Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy (CBCT). Dr. Monson has published several coauthored books and over 100 peer-reviewed articles. Academically and professionally, she has directed her efforts toward increasing awareness of trauma-related disorders and has developed individual- and couple-based interventions to resolve trauma-related symptoms.


Dr. Monson received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Forensic Psychology at the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine and Law in Kansas City (Candice M. Monson, C. Psych). In 2001, she became Director of...

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  1. Fredman, S. J., Monson, C. M., & Adair, K. C. (2011). Implementing cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy for PTSD with the newest generation of veterans and their partners. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 18(1), 120–130.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Monson, C. M., & Fredman, S. J. (2015). Couple therapy and posttraumatic stress disorder. In A. S. Gurman, J. L. Lebow, D. K. Snyder, A. S. Gurman, J. L. Lebow, & D. K. Snyder (Eds.), Clinical handbook of couple therapy (5th ed., pp. 531–554). New York: Guilford Press.Google Scholar
  3. Monson, C. M., Schnurr, P. P., Resick, P. A., Friedman, M. J., Young-Xu, Y., & Stevens, S. P. (2006). Cognitive processing therapy for veterans with military-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74(5), 898–907.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Monson, C. M., Taft, C. T., & Fredman, S. J. (2009). Military-related PTSD and intimate relationships: From description to theory-driven research and intervention development. Clinical Psychology Review, 29(8), 707–714.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  5. Resick, P. A., Monson, C. M., & Chard, K. M. (2006). Cognitive processing therapy veteran/military version. Available at http://alrest.org/pdf/CPT_Manual_-_Modified_for_PRRP(2).pdf.
  6. Taft, C. T., Creech, S. K., Gallagher, M. W., Macdonald, A., Murphy, C. M., & Monson, C. M. (2016). Strength at home couples program to prevent military partner violence: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84(11), 935–945.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Seton Hall UniversitySouth OrangeUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Corinne Datchi
    • 1
  • Ryan M. Earl
    • 2
  1. 1.Seton Hall UniversitySouth OrangeUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA