Department of Psychology

Buck Hampson


Robert "Buck" Hampson

Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director

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My research over the years has focused on family assessment and evaluation, and using assessment to guide and facilitate interventions with families. My colleague, W. Robert Beavers, M.D., and I have developed and utilized the Beavers Systems Model of family assessment, which uses both observational and self-report methodology. We have studied the effectiveness of couple and family therapy in clinic settings, studied the relationship between family functioning and treatment response in families with obese adolescents, and studied family functioning in a variety of special-needs families (adoptive families, families with disabled children).

I am currently analyzing archival clinic data to determine what therapist and family factors predict success and early termination in family therapy. My lab is currently not taking incoming students.

Kitzman, H., Hampson, R.B., Hamilton, N. & Gunst, R. (2006). Family factors as a predictor of weight change in obese adolescent females. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 31, (Supplement), S166.

Beavers, W.R. and Hampson, R.B. (2001). The Beavers Model of Family Functioning. Journal of Family Therapy, 22, 19-33.

Hampson, R.B., Prince, C.C., & Beavers, W.R. (1999). Marital Therapy: Qualities of couples who fare better or worse in treatment. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 25, 411-424. [This article won the outstanding research article of the year award from the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy]

Hampson, R.B., & Beavers, W.R. (1996). Family therapy and outcome: relationships between therapist and family styles. Contemporary Family Therapy, 18, 345-370.

Hampson, R.B., & Beavers, W.R. (1996). Measuring family therapy outcome in a clinical setting: Families that do better or do worse in therapy. Family Process, 35, 347-361.

Hampson, R.B., Hyman, T.L., & Beavers, W.R. (1994). Age-of-recall effects on family-of-origin ratings. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 20, 61-67.