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CBT Radio

Apr 5, 2010

This episode is relevant to professionals.

In this episode, John Ludgate, PhD interviews Frank Dattilio, PhD about cognitive-behavioral therapy with couples and families. Some of the items they discuss include:

  • How CBT for couples and families has evolved over the  past two decades 
  • How CBT can be integrated into a family systems approach 
  • Strategies for working with couples who have an unequal commitment to continuing the relationship 
  • How behavioral and cognitive techniques can be balanced in CBT couple or family therapy 


FRANK M. DATTILIO, Ph.D., ABPP , maintains a dual faculty appointment in the 

Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School 

of Medicine. He is a licensed psychologist in the states of PA, NJ, NY and DE and is listed in the 

National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. 


Dr. Dattilio is board certified in both clinical psychology and behavioral psychology through the 

American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and received a Certificate of Training in 

Forensic Psychology through the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania 

School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also a founding fellow of the Academy of 

Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Dattilio has been a visiting faculty member at several major universities 

and medical schools throughout the world. 


Dr. Dattilio is the recipient of numerous awards, including the award for Distinguished 

Psychologist by the American Psychological Association's Division 29 and the award for 

Distinguished Contributions to the Science and Profession of Psychology by the Pennsylvania 

Psychological Association. He is also an inductee of the prestigious College of Physicians of 

Philadelphia for his many contributions to medicine and science, and is the recipient of the 2005 

AABT award for "Outstanding Contribution by an Individual for Clinical Activities." He was 

recently selected to receive the 2007 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology and 

Humankind by the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychology. 


Dr. Dattilio has over 200 professional publications and 15 books in the areas of anxiety 

disorders, forensic and clinical psychology, and marital and family discord. He has also 

presented extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Africa, Europe, South America, 

Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Cuba, and the West Indies on both cognitive-behavior therapy 

and forensic issues. To date, his works have been translated into 25 languages.