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Joseph A. Micucci, Ph.D., ABPP

Joseph A. Micucci, Ph.D., ABPP

Joe Micucci
Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Dr. Micucci is the author of a book titled The Adolescent in Family Therapy: Harnessing the Power of Relationships (2nd ed., Guilford Press, 2009). He is a licensed psychologist, an approved AAMFT Supervisor, a member of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), a fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, a fellow of Division 43 of the American Psychological Association, and holds specialty certification in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Dr. Micucci’s scholarly interests include psychological testing; adolescent development; family therapy with adolescents; and gay/lesbian/bisexual issues.



Educational Background: 

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1980
B.A., Cornell University, 1974

Courses Taught: 

Psychological Assessment
Family Therapy
A Systemic Approach to the Problems of Adolescents

Scholarly Interests: 

Psychological Testing
Adolescent Development
Family Therapy with Adolescents
LGBTQ+ Issues


Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (2021)

Fellow, American Psychological Association

Selected Publications: 

Micucci, J.A. (2009). The Adolescent in Family Therapy: Breaking the Cycle of Conflict and Control (2nd Ed.). New York: The Guilford Press  

Micucci, J. A. (2015). Working with families of LGB adolescents. In Browning, S.B., & Pasley, K. (Eds). Contemporary families: Translating research into practice. New York: Routledge. 

Micucci, J.A. (2006). Helping families with defiant adolescents. Contemporary Family Therapy, 28, 459-474

Micucci, J.A. Working with adolescents in family therapy: From symptom to system. Invited keynote address, XXXII Congreso Espanol de Terapia Familiar, Bilbao, Spain, October 2011. 

Hussong, D. K.  & Micucci, J. A. (2021). The use of humor in psychotherapy: Views of practicing psychotherapists. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 16(1), 77-94.  

Key, D. J., Fisher, R. J., & Micucci, J. A. (2020). The MMPI-2 in parenting capacity evaluations: Scale elevations and effects of underreporting. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 51(6), 630-641.  

Hogan, M. S., & Micucci, J. A. (2020). Same-sex relationships of men with autism spectrum disorder in middle adulthood: An interpretative phenomenological study. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 7(2), 176-185.  

Carlson, M. A., & Micucci, J. A. (2016). A mixed-methods study on the resolution of adolescent problem behavior: The perspectives of young adults. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 27, 260-275.  

Knaster, C. A., & Micucci, J. A. (2013). The effect of client ethnicity on clinical interpretation of the MMPI-2. Assessment, 20, 43-47.  


Other Academic Information: 

Specialty Board Certification in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)
Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Psychology
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
Approved supervisor (AAMFT)
Member of American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA)
Chair, Division of Psychology and Director of the Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology (2005-11) at Chestnut Hill College