Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia
Topics of Expertise:
Couples Conflict, Separation & Divorce / Family Law / Loss & Resiliency within Families / Marriage & Divorce / Parenthood: Motherhood/Fatherhood / Step-Families
Robert Emery, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at the University of Virginia. His research focuses on family relationships and children’s mental health, including parental conflict, divorce, mediation, child custody, family violence, and associated legal and policy issues. He has authored over 125 scientific publications, and several books including Marriage, Divorce, and Children’s Adjustment; Renegotiating Family Relationships: Divorce, Child Custody, and Mediation; and his guide for parents, The Truth about Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive. He is co-author of Abnormal Psychology with Thomas Oltmanns. Dr. Emery has discussed his work on the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Jane Pauley Show, National Public Radio, in Newsweek and Time magazines, and in many other print and electronic media. In addition to his research, teaching, and administrativ e responsibilities, Dr. Emery maintains a limited practice as a clinical psychologist and divorce mediator. He is the father of five children.