Faculty Profile

Dr. Anita Jose, Ph.D.

Anita Jose, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Areas of Research: Relationship satisfaction Relationship aggression (intimate partner violence)

Professional Interests

While my academic research focuses on the couple-related areas of relationship satisfaction and relationship violence, I have provided clinical services to individuals, couples, and groups in a variety of settings. I work within a transtheoretical treatment framework, regularly utilizing techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and psychodynamic therapy. I find that using this integrative approach allows greater flexiblity, which ultimately benefits the therapist-client working relationship and the therapy process in general.

Clinical Specialties:

Comprehensive psychological assessment

Mood disorders

Anxiety disorders and post-traumatic stress

Psychotherapy for adults and adolescents

Psychotherapy for couples

Selected Publications

Selected Publications:

Jose, A. (in press). [Review of the book Healing Stress in Military Families – Eight Steps to Wellness, by L.T. DeCarvalho & J.M. Whelan]. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 66,309-310.

Jose, A., Olino, T.M. & O’Leary, K.D. (2012). Item response theory analysis of intimate-partner violence in a community sample. Journal of Family Psychology, 26, 198-205.

Wetzler, S.& Jose, A., (2012). Passive-aggressive personality disorder: The demise of a syndrome. In T.A. Widiger (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders (pp. 674-693). New York: Oxford University Press

Jose, A., O’Leary, K.D. & Moyer, A. (2010). Does premarital cohabitation predict subsequent marital stability and marital quality? A meta-analysis. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 72, 105-116.

Jose, A., Rajaram, S., O’Leary, K.D., & Williams, M.C. (2010). Memory for partner-related stimuli: Free recall and frequency estimation. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27, 658-670.

Jose, A.  & O’Leary, K.D. (2009). Prevalence of partner aggression in representative and clinic samples. In K.D. O’Leary & E. Woodin (Eds.), Psychological and Physical Aggression in Couples: Causes and Interventions (pp. 15 – 35). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Jose, A. & Goldfried, M.R. (2008). A transtheoretical approach to case formulation. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 15, 212-222.

Selected Presentations:

Jose, A., O’Leary, K.D., Grana-Gomez, J.L., & Foran (2011). Risk Factors for Male Physical Aggression in Spain. Poster presented at the 45st annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Jose, A., Olino, T.M. & O’Leary, K.D. (2010). Male-to-female aggression using the revised Conflict Tactics Scale: An item response theory (IRT) analysis. Poster presented at the 44th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Jose, A. (2009, November). Prevalence and Vulnerability Factors for Partner Aggression in the United States. In K.D. O’Leary (Chair), Universal or Country-Specific Vulnerability Factors for Partner Violence: Intervention Implications. Symposium conducted at the 43rd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Jose, A., & O’Leary, K.D. (2009). Assessing relationship quality in a dating sample: A comparison of two measures. Poster presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Jose, A., O’Leary, K.D., Rajaram, S. & Williams, M.C. (2009). Memory of partner interactions: Reality-based or schema dependent? Poster presented at the 40th annual meeting of the Society of Psychotherapy Research, Santiago de Chile.

Jose, A., Rajaram, S., O’Leary, K.D., & Williams, M.C. (2008). Rating and recall of partner related stimuli as a function of relationship satisfaction. Poster presented at the 42nd annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Orlando, FL.

Jose, A., O’Leary, K.D. & Moyer, A. (2007). Does cohabitation affect subsequent  marital stability and quality? A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA

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