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Joseph A. Micucci, Ph.D., ABPP

Joseph A. Micucci, Ph.D., ABPP

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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 

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

Courses Taught 

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

Scholarly Interests 

Psychological Testing
Adolescent Development
Family Therapy with Adolescents
Gay/ Lesbian/ Bisexual Issues

Selected Publications and Presentations     

Micucci, J.A., Browning, S., Alpart J. "Contemporary Applications of Family Systems Theory", Annual Convention of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, June 2018.
Micucci, J.A. "Working with Families of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents", Annual Convention of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, June 2014.
Knaster, C. & Micucci, J.A. (2013). The effect of client ethnicity on clinical interpretation of the MMPI-2.Assessment. Published online 1 Nov 2012. doi:  10.1177/1073191112465333.  
Micucci, J. A. (2011). El trabajo con adolescentes en terapia familiar. Del sintoma al sistema. [Working with adolescents in family therapy: From symptom to system]. In Pereira, R. (ed.). Adolescentes en el siglio XXI: Entre impotencia, resiliencia y poder. Madrid, Spain: Morata.  

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. (2006). "Helping Families with Defiant Adolescents" Contemporary Family Therapy. 
Micucci, J.A. (2002). Accuracy of MMPI-A scales ACK, MAC-R, and PRO in detecting comorbid substance abuse among psychiatric inpatients, Assessment, 2002, 9, 111-122. 
Micucci, J.A. (1995). "Adolescents Who Assault Their Parents: A Family Systems Approach to Treatment." Psychotherapy 1995, 32, 154-161.

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)

Educational Background: 

PhD, University of Minnesota; A.B., Cornell University


Fellow, American Psychological Association

Selected Publications: 

Carlson, M. & Micucci, J. (2016). "A Mixed Methods Study on the Resolution of Adolescent Problem Behavior: The Perspectives of Young Adults. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 27 (4), 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

.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.

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 (4)