Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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

O’Leary, Dan

  • Heather ForanEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_832


K. Daniel O’Leary, Ph.D. (1940 –)


K. Daniel O’Leary has made important contributions to the study of behavioral therapy with children and in the areas of couple therapy for depression and intimate partner violence. Dr. O’Leary has published over 300 journal articles or chapters and 13 books. He has been cited nearly 30,000 times and was listed among the top 100 most cited psychologists in 1978 (American Psychologist 1978).


K. Daniel O’Leary, currently a distinguished professor for Psychology at Stony Brook University, received his B.A. from Penn State University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana (1967). He joined the faculty at Stony Brook University directly after completing his doctoral studies and has remained there for his entire career. He was department chair from 1978 to 1981 and director of clinical training from 2002 to 2010. He was past president of the American Association for Advancement of Behavior...

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  1. Beach, S. R. H., Sandeen, E. E., & O’Leary, K. D. (1990). Depression in marriage: A model of etiology and treatment. New York: Guilford Press.Google Scholar
  2. O’Leary, K. D. (1999). Psychological abuse: A variable deserving critical attention in domestic violence. Violence and Victims, 14, 3–23.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. O’Leary, K. D., Barling, J., Arias, I., Rosenbaum, A., Malone, J., & Tyree, A. (1989). Prevalence and stability of physical aggression between spouses: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 57, 263.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Porter, B., & O’Leary, K. D. (1980). Marital discord and childhood behavioral problems. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 8, 287–295.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Alpen-Adria-University KlagenfurtKlagenfurtAustria

Section editors and affiliations

  • Brian Baucom
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  1. 1.University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA