José Szapocznik, PhD
Dr. Szapocznik's primary research interest is family therapy with minority youth populations with drug abusing or problem behaviors. He developed Brief Strategic Family Therapy and is the Principal Investigator of the Florida node of the National Clinical Trials Network on Drug Abuse, which translates clinical research into clinical practice. He is also interested in interdisciplinary research and is involved in studies examining how built environment affects school-age Hispanic children's behavioral adjustment, the psychological and physical adjustment of Hispanic elders, and the risks to weight gain inherent in immigration.
- Executive Dean for Research & Research Training
- Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
- PhD, 1977, University of Miami, Clinical Psychology
- Cruza-Guet, M., Spokane, A. R., Caskie, G. I., Brown, S. C., & Szapocznik, J. (2008). The relationship between social support and psychological distress among Hispanic elders in Miami, Florida. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 55(4), 427-441.
- Robbins, M. S., Mayorga, C. C., Mitrani, V. B., Szapocznik, J., Turner, C. W., & Alexander, J. F. (2008). Adolescent and parent alliances with therapists in brief strategic family therapy (TM) with drug-using Hispanic adolescents. Journal of Marital & Family Therapy, 34(3), 316-328.
- Robbins, M. E., Szapocznik, J., Dillon, F. R., Turner, C. W., Nitrani, V. B., & Feaster, D. J. (2008). The efficacy of structural ecosystems therapy with drug-abusing/dependent African American and Hispanic American adolescents. Journal of Family Psychology, 22(1), 51-61.
- Burns, M. J., Feaster, D. J., Mitrani, V. B., Ow, C., & Szapocznik, J. (2008). Stress processes in HIV-positive African American mothers: Moderating effects of drug abuse history. Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal, 21(1), 95-1116.
- Dillon, F. R., Pantin, H., Robbins, M. S., & Szapocznik, J. (2008). Exploring the role of parental monitoring of peers on the relationship between family functioning and delinquency in the lives of African American and Hispanic adolescents. Crime & Delinquency, 54(1), 65-94.
- A Collaboration of Systems Thinkers
- Broadening the Scope Through the Clinical Trials Network
- Career Turns
- Difficult to Disconnect
- Find Your Research Environment
- The Intersection of Environment and Expression
- Training Providers
- Working with Community Agencies