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Dennis Kivlighan (CHSE)
Dennis Kivlighan
Contact Information:
Room: 3207 Benjamin Building
Phone: (301) 405-2863
E-mail: dennisk@umd.edu

Dennis Kivlighan (Ph.D., Virginia Commonwealth University)
Professor, Counseling Psychology; CoPE
Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education (CHSE)

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Research Interests | Bio | Fellowships | Honors & Awards | Publications | Curriculum Vitae |

Research Interests

Process and outcome in counseling and psychotherapy groups; The therapy relationship: Working alliance, Real Relationship and Transference-Countertransference; Actor-Partner Interdependence Model applied to groups; Dyadic methods for analyzing the therapeutic relationship; Longitudinal analyses.

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Professional Biography

Dennis M. Kivlighan, Jr. is a Professor and the former Chair of the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services at the University of Maryland. He received his B.S. in Psychology from the College of William and Mary and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dennis is the former editor of Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice. He is a Fellow in Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) and Division 49 (Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association. Dennis is a recipient of the Arthur Teicher Group Psychologist of the Year (2013) award from Division 49 (Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy), the Lifetime Achievement Award (2012) from the Society of Counseling Psychology, Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science and the Lifetime Mentoring Award (2009) from the Society of Counseling Psychology. He has published over 100 articles in referred journals and is a co-author of the book Research Design in Counseling now in its third edition. Dennis' research interests are: Process and outcome in counseling and psychotherapy groups; The therapy relationship: Working alliance, Real Relationship and Transference-Countertransference; Actor-Partner Interdependence Model applied to groups; Dyadic methods for analyzing the therapeutic relationship; Longitudinal analyses.

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Fellowships

Fellow in Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) and Division 49 (Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association.

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Honors & Awards

Arthur Teicher Group Psychologist of the Year (2013) award from Division 49 (Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy).

Lifetime Achievement Award (2012) from the Society of Counseling Psychology, Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science.

Lifetime Mentoring Award (2009) from the Society of Counseling Psychology.

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Selected Publications

Books

Heppner, P.P., Wampold, B. E., & Kivlighan, D. M., Jr. (2008). Research design in counseling (3rd Ed.).  Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole.

Peer reviewed journal articles

Gelso, C. J., Kivlighan, D.M., Jr., Busa-Knepp, J., Spiegel, E. B., Ain, S., Hummel, A. M., & Markin, R. D. (2012). The unfolding of the real relationship and the outcome of brief psychotherapy. Journal f Counseling Psychology, 59(4), 495-506. DOI: 10.1037/a0029838

Kivlighan, D. M., Jr., Lo Coco, G., & Gullo, S. (2012). Attachment anxiety and avoidance and perceptions of group climate: An actor-partner interdependence analysis. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59(4), 518-527. DOI: 10.1037/a0030173

Marmarosh, C. L., & Kivlighan, D. M., Jr. (2012). Relationships among client and counselor agreement about the working alliance, session evaluations, and change in client symptoms using response surface analysis. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59(3), 352-367. DOI: 10.1037/a0028907

Miles, J. R., & Kivlighan, D. M., Jr. (2012). Perceptions of group climate by social identity group in intergroup dialogue. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 16(3), 189-205. DOI: 10.1037/a0028634

Lo Coco, G., Gullo, S., & Kivlighan, D. M., Jr. (2012). Examining patients' and other group members' agreement about their alliance to the group as a whole and changes in patient symptoms using response surface analysis. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59(2), 197-207. DOI: 10.1037/a0027560

Kivlighan, D. M., Jr., & Tibbits, B (2012). Silence is mean and other misconceptions of novice group counselors: Identifying errors of commission and omission in novices' knowledge structures. Group Dynamics: Theory Research and Practice, 16(1), 14-34. DOI: 10.1037/a0026558

Kivlighan, D. M., Jr., London, K., & Miles, J. R. (2012). Are two heads better than one? The relationship between number of group leaders and group members, and group climate and group member benefit from therapy. Group Dynamics: Theory Research and Practice, 16(1), 1-13. DOI: 10.1037/a0026242

Kivlighan, D. M., Jr., Kivlighan, D. M., III, Cole, O.D. (2012). The group's absences norm and commitment to the group as predictors of group member absence in the next session: An actor partner analysis. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59(1), 41-49. DOI: 10.1037/a0025506

Friedlander, M. L., Kivlighan, Jr., D. M., & Shaffer, K.  (2012). Exploring actor-partner interdependence in family therapy: Whose view (parent or adolescent) best predicts treatment progress?  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59(1), 168-175. DOI: 10.1037/a0024199

Book chapters

Kivlighan. D. M., Jr. & Kivlighan, D. M., III (in press). Therapeutic Factors: Current Theory and Research. . In J. L. DeLucia-Waack, D. A. Gerrity, C. R. Kalonder, & M. T. Riva (Eds., 2nd Ed.) Handbook of group counseling and psychotherapy (pp. 23-36). Sage Publications, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA.

Kivlighan, D. M., Jr., Miles, J. R. & Paquin, J. D. (2010). Therapeutic factors in group counseling: asking new questions. In R. Conyne (Ed.) The Oxford handbook of group counseling (pp. 121-136). New York: Oxford.

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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

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