Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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

Margolin, Gayla

  • Elana GordisEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_835


Gayla Margolin is a licensed clinical psychologist whose career has focused on studying and treating marital functioning and the effects of violence on families.


Margolin earned her BA in psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1971) and her MA in psychology (1973) and PhD in clinical psychology (1976) both at the University of Oregon. She completed her internship in clinical psychology at the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute. After a year (1975–76) at the University of Denver as director of Clinical Services on the Family Intervention Project and several years at the University of California, Santa Barbara, as lecturer-supervisor and director of the Counseling Psychology Training Clinic in the School of Education (1976–1978), she became an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Southern California (1978). She has spent her career there, having been promoted to associate (1984) and full professor (1988). She has served several terms...

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  1. Jacobson, N. S., & Margolin, G. (1979). Marital therapy: strategies based on social learning and behavior exchange principles. New York: Brunner/Mazel.Google Scholar
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  5. Saxbe, D.E., Del Piero, L.B., Immordino-Yang, M.H., Kaplan, J.T., & Margolin, G. (2016). Neural mediators of the intergenerational transmission of aggression. Development & Psychopathology.  https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579415000528 (Published on-line 06.15.2015).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University at Albany, SUNYAlbanyUSA

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