Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

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

Lebow, Jay L.

  • William M. PinsofEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_922


Dr. Jay L. Lebow, LCP, LMFT, ABPP, is Clinical Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University as well as Senior Scholar and Senior Therapist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Family Process and the Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy (with Chambers and Breunlin 2018). He maintains an active psychotherapy practice, treating individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Lebow made seminal contributions to the field, particularly in the areas of psychotherapy integration, the common factors, and bridging research and practice. He may be best known, however, as a preeminent articulator of the fields of couple and family therapy on the same level of sophistication as Lynn Hoffman.


Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1948, Dr. Lebow earned his BA, cum laude (1970), MA (1973), and PhD (1974) in clinical psychology from Northwestern University. He performed his clinical internship at the University of Mississippi...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pinsof Family Systems, LLCChicagoUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Douglas C. Breunlin
    • 1
  1. 1.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA