Publications | Couples and Families

Whisman, M. A., Whiffen, V. E., & Whiteford, N. (2010). Couples therapy for depression. In J. Bray & M. Stanton (Eds.), Handbook of Family Psychology.

Whiffen, V. E., Foot, M. L., & Thompson, J. M. (2007). Self-silencing mediates the link between marital conflict and depression. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 24, 993-1006.

Whiffen, V. E. (2005). Disentangling causality in the associations between couple and family processes and depression. In W. Pinsoff & J. Lebow (Eds), Family Psychology: The Art of the Science (pp. 375-395). New York: Oxford University Press.

Whiffen, V. E. (2005). The role of partner characteristics in attachment insecurity and depressive symptoms. Personal Relationships, 12, 407-423.

Whiffen, V. E., Kerr, M. A., & Kallos-Lilly, V. (2005). Maternal depression, adult attachment and children's emotional distress. Family Process, 44, 93-103.

Whiffen, V.E. & Oliver, L.E. (2004). The relationship between traumatic stress and marital intimacy. In D. Catherall (Ed.), Handbook of Stress, Trauma and the Family, (pp. 137-157). New York: CRC Press.

Oliver, L.E., & Whiffen, V.E. (2003). Perceptions of parents and partners and men's depressive symptoms. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 20, 621-635.

Johnson, S.M., & Whiffen, V.E. (2003). Attachment Processes in Couple and Family Therapy. N.Y.: Guilford. for more information click here

Thompson, J.M., Whiffen, V.E., & Aube, J.A. (2001). Does self-silencing link perceptions of care from parents and partners with depressive symptoms? Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 18, 503-516.

Whiffen, V. E., Kallos-Lilly, A.V., & MacDonald, B. J. (2001). Depression and attachment in couples. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 25, 577-590.

Whiffen, V.E., & Aubé, J.A. (1999). Personality, interpersonal context, and depression in couples. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 16, 369-383.

Johnson, S. M. & Whiffen V. E. (1999). Made to measure: Adapting emotionally focused couples therapy to partners' attachment styles. Clinical Psychology: Science & Practice, 6, 366-381.

Thompson, J. M., Whiffen, V. E., & Blain, M. D. (1995). Depressive symptoms, sex, and perception of intimate relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 12, 49-66.

Gotlib, I. H., & Whiffen, V. E. (1991). The interpersonal context of depression: Implications for theory and research. In W. Jones & D. Perlman (Eds.), Advances in personal relationships (Vol. 3, pp. 177-206). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Gotlib, I. H., & Whiffen, V. E. (1989). Depression and marital functioning: An examination of specificity and gender differences. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 98, 23-30.

Gotlib, I. H., & Whiffen, V. E. (1989). Stress, coping, and marital satisfaction in couples with a depressed wife. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 21, 401-418.

Whiffen, V. E., & Gotlib, I. H. (1989). Stress and coping in maritally distressed and nondistressed couples. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 6, 327-344.

Gotlib, I. H., Mount, J. H., Cordy, N. I., & Whiffen, V. E. (1988). Depressed mood and perceptions of early parenting: A longitudinal investigation. British Journal of Psychiatry, 152, 24-27.

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