Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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

McDaniel, Susan

  • Barry J. JacobsEmail author
  • Nancy Ruddy
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_880


Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has strived to bridge the divide between mental and physical healthcare. Her work was strongly influenced by the biopsychosocial model developed by George Engel, MD, and family systems principles espoused by her mentor Lyman Wynne, MD, a family psychiatrist. She co-founded the field of medical family therapy and has been an innovator and long-time proponent for integrated healthcare. Her internationally recognized work serves as a foundation for primary care psychology, psychosomatic medicine, and the behavioral sciences in family medicine.


Dr. McDaniel grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where her father was a physician. She received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1973 and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina in 1979 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Texas Research Institute for Mental Sciences in Houston, Texas, under the supervision of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency ProgramSpringfieldUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family and Social MedicineMontefiore Medical Center, Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Rachel M. Diamond
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Saint JosephWest HartfordUSA