Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Halford, Kim

  • Adrian B. KellyEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_1114


Kim Halford, PhD FAPsS FAACBT FABCT (b. 1954), has made internationally recognized contributions to knowledge on the prevention and treatment of couple relationship distress and linkages between individual disorders and relationship problems. He has written over 190 journal papers, book chapters, and books and co-edited the seminal reference text The Clinical Handbook of Marital and Couple Interventions.


Professor Kim Halford received his PhD in psychology at Latrobe University, Melbourne, in 1978. He began his academic career at the University of Queensland in the Department of Psychiatry in 1985 and was chief psychologist at Royal Brisbane Hospital and associate professor (Psychiatry) at the University of Queensland (1991–1995), professor of psychology at Griffith University (1995–2008), and professor of clinical psychology at the University of Queensland (2016–). Professor Halford has an outstanding track record of nationally competitive funding for research...

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  1. Halford, W. K., Sanders, M. R., & Behrens, B. C. (1993). A comparison of the generalization of behavioral marital therapy and enhanced behavioral marital therapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 61, 51–60.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  2. Halford, W. K., Markman, H. J., Kline, G. H., & Stanley, S. M. (2003). Best practice in couple relationship education. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 29(3), 385–406.PubMedCrossRefPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  3. Halford, W. K., Rahimullah, R. H., Wilson, K. L., Occhipinti, S., Busby, D. M., & Larson, J. (2017). Four year effects of couple relationship education on low and high satisfaction couples: a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85, 495–507.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Petch, J. F., Halford, W. K., Creedy, D. K., & Gamble, J. (2012). A randomized controlled trial of a couple relationship and coparenting program (couple CARE for Parents) for high- and low-risk new parents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80(4), 662–673.  https://doi.org/10.1037/a0028781.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Scott, J. L., Halford, W. K., & Ward, B. G. (2004). United we stand? The effects of a couple-coping intervention on adjustment to early stage breast or gynecological cancer. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72(6), 1122–1135.  https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-006x.72.6.1122.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Psychology and CounsellingQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Kelley Quirk
    • 1
  • Adam Fisher
    • 2
  1. 1.Human Development and Family StudiesColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA