Andrew Christensen, Ph.D.

Andrew Christensen is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). At UCLA, he conducts research on couple conflict and couple therapy and teaches couple therapy. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California and has a part-time private practice devoted to couple counseling and therapy.


Dr. Christensen is devoted to the advancement of evidence-based treatments for couples in distress. Along with the late Neil S. Jacobson, he developed Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT), an empirically supported treatment for couples. Since 1993, he has been studying the effectiveness of couple therapy, especially IBCT, usually with grant support from the National Institutes of Health. Along with Neil Jacobson and Brian Doss, Christensen wrote a self-help book for couples based on IBCT: Reconcilable Differences. He also wrote a book for therapists on IBCT: Acceptance and Change in Couple Therapy. For more information about IBCT, go HERE

Recent and Upcoming Presentations

Date Topic Description Location
July 25–July 27, 2017 Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy Three-day workshop for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs Detroit, MI
Oct. 26, 2017 Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy One-day workshop for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 17, 2017 Acceptance and Change in Couple Therapy Master Clinician Seminar at the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies San Diego, CA
March 3, 2018 Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy One day workshop for the Foundation for the Contemporary Family Irvine, CA