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The University of Houston
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Julia Babcock, Ph.D.

Julia Babcock

Associate Professor and
Co-Director of the Center for Couples Therapy
Clinical Psychology
Ph.D., University of Washington

Clinical Research Service Center, Room 1017
713-743-8621
JBabcock@UH.EDU

Research Interests

  • Domestic Violence
  • Couples' Interaction
  • Marital Therapy
  • Efficacy of Interventions with Domestic Violence
  • Emotions and Emotional Regulation

Teaching

  • PSYC 6303: Interventions I: Foundations in Empirically Supported Treatments
  • PSYC 4321: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 7380: Marriage and Marital Therapy

Selected Publications

Michonski, J. D. & Babcock, J. C. (2009). The psychophysiology of intimate partner violence: Are there physiological markers of psychological and physical Aggression? In K.D. O’Leary & E.M. Woodin (Eds.), Psychological and physical aggression in couples: Causes and interventions. (pp. pp. 119-140). NY: APA Books.

Ross, J. M. & Babcock, J. C. (2009). Proactive and reactive violence among intimate partner violent men diagnosed with antisocial and borderline personality disorder. Journal of Family Violence, 24, 607-617. 235-251.

Babcock, J. C., Green, C. E., & Webb, S. A. (2008). Decoding deficits of batterers during presentation of facial affect slides. Journal of Family Violence, 23, 295-302.

Babcock, J. C., Roseman, A. Green, C. E. & Ross, J. M. (2008). Intimate partner abuse and PTSD symptomology: Examining mediators and moderators of the abuse-trauma link. Journal of Family Psychology. 22 , 433–442.

Babcock, J. C., Green, C. E., Webb, S. A., & Graham, K. H. (2004). A Second Failure to Replicate the Gottman et al. (1995) Typology of Men Who Abuse Intimate Partners...and Possible Reasons Why". Journal of Family Psychology, 18, 396-400.

Costa, D. M. & Babcock, J. C. (2008). Articulated thoughts of intimate partner abusive men during anger arousal: Correlates with personality disorder features. Journal of Family Violence, 23, 395-402.

Babcock, J. C., Canady, B., Graham, K. H., & Schart, L. (2007). The evolution of battering interventions: From the Dark Ages into the Scientific Age. In J. Hamel & T. Nicholls (Eds). Family Therapy for Domestic Violence: A Practitioner’s Guide To Gender-Inclusive Research and Treatment. (pp. 215-244). NY: Springer.

Babcock, J. C., Green, C. E., Webb, S. A., & Yerington, T. P. (2005). Psychophysiological profiles of batterers: Autonomic emotional reactivity as it predicts the antisocial spectrum of behavior among intimate partner abusers. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 11, 445-455.

Babcock, J. C., Canady, B, Senior, A. C., & Eckhardt, C. I. (2005). Applying the transtheoretical model to female and male perpetrators of intimate partner violence: Gender differences in stages and processes of change. Violence and Victims, 20, 235-251.

Babcock, J. C., Green, C. E., Webb, S. A., & Graham, K. H. (2004). A Second Failure to Replicate the Gottman et al. (1995) Typology of Men Who Abuse Intimate Partners...and Possible Reasons Why". Journal of Family Psychology, 18 396-400

Babcock, J. C., Green, C. E., & Robie, C. (2004). Does batterers’ treatment work?: A meta-analytic review of domestic violence treatment outcome research. Clinical Psychology Review, 23, 1023-1053.

Babcock, J. C., Miller, S. A., & Siard, C. (2003). Towards a typology of abusive women: Differences between partner-only and generally violent women in the use of violence. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 27,153-161.

Babcock, J. C., Jacobson, N. S., Gottman, J. M., & Yerington, T. P. (2000). Attachment, emotional regulation, and the function of marital violence: Differences between secure, preoccupied and dismissing violent and nonviolent husbands. Journal of Family Violence, 15, 391-409.

Waltz, J., Babcock, J. C., Jacobson, N. S. & Gottman, J. M. (2000). Testing a typology of batterers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 658-669. (Published note: First and second authors contributed equally to this article.)

Babcock, J. C. & Steiner, R., (1999). The relationship between treatment, incarceration, and recidivism of battering: A program evaluation of Seattle’s coordinated community response to domestic violence. Journal of Family Psychology, 13,46-59.

Gottman, J.M, Jacobson, N.S., Rushe, R.H., Shortt, J.W., Babcock, J.C., LaTaillade, J.J., & Waltz, J. (1995). The relationship between heart rate reactivity, emotionally aggressive behavior, and general violence in batterers.Journal of Family Psychology, 9(3), 227-248.

Jacobson, N. S., Gottman, J. M., Waltz, J., Rushe, R. Babcock, J. C., & Holtzworth-Munroe, A. (1994). Affect, verbal content, and psychophysiology in the arguments of couples with a violent husband. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 62(5), 982-988.

Babcock, J. C., Waltz, J., Jacobson, N. S. & Gottman, J. M. (1993). Power and violence: The relationship between communication patterns, power discrepancies and domestic violence.Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 61(1), 40-50.