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date: 20 February 2020

About the Editors

About the Editors

(p. ix) Kieran T. Sullivan

Kieran T. Sullivan received her Ph.D. from UCLA in 1997 and is a professor in the Psychology Department at Santa Clara University. She has published widely in the area of intimate relationships, including the predictors of relationship distress and divorce, prevention for relationship distress, and support processes in intimate relationships. She is a Consulting Editor for the Journal of Family Psychology. Her current research focuses on support, control, and health behavior in intimate relationships and the effects of online communication on dating relationships. Dr. Sullivan is a licensed clinical psychologist.

Erika Lawrence

Erika Lawrence received her Ph.D. from UCLA in 2001, was a professor in the University of Iowa Psychology Department for 13 years, and is currently a professor in the University of Arizona Psychology Department. Her research program is focused on (1) clarifying the developmental course of and developing evidence-based treatments for intimate partner violence and (2) examining the factors impacting the role of intimate relationships in the developmental course of psychopathology. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Psychological Assessment, and Journal of Family Psychology (the capstone journal for couple and family research). Her research has been funded by NIMH, NICHD, the CDC, and the Department of Justice’s Office of Violence against Women. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist and has maintained a couple therapy practice for two decades.