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Alan Gurman, PhD


Alan S. Gurman, PhD, until his death in 2013, was Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. A pioneer in the development of integrative approaches to couple therapy, he edited and wrote many influential books; was a past two-term editor of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy; and was former president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. Dr. Gurman was a recipient of awards including the Distinguished Contribution to Research in Family Therapy Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the Distinguished Achievement in Family Therapy Research Award from the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), and the Distinguished Contribution to Family Psychology Award from the Society for Family Psychology, Division 43 of the American Psychological Association. He also received the Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teaching and Training from the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers.