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Julia Babcock, Ph.D.

Julia Babcock

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

Dr. Babcock will be reviewing graduate student applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Application deadline is Dec 1, 2020. Please see Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data for details.

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

Babcock, J. C. & Potthoff, A. L. (in press). Effects of angry rumination and distraction in intimate partner violent men. Manuscript accepted for publication. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Babcock, J. C. & Banks, J. (2019). Interobserver agreement and the effects of ethnicity on observational coding of affect. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(9), 2842-2856. doi:10.1177/0265407518803474.

Babcock, J. C. & Michonski, J. D. (2019). Sensitivity to facial affect in personality disordered batterers:  Expression recognition and physiological responses. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, 11(3), 213-224. doi: 10.1108/JACPR-12-2018-0396

Babcock, J. C., Snead, A. L., Bennett, V. E., & Armenti, N. A. (2019). Distinguishing subtypes of mutual violence in the context of self-defense: Classifying types of partner violent couples using a modified Conflict Tactics Scale. Journal of Family Violence. doi:10.1007/s10896-018-0012-2

Trahan, L. H. & Babcock, J. C. (2019). The emotional reactivity of intimate partner violent men with Borderline or Antisocial Personality Disorder: Results from an interpersonal conflict task. Journal of Family Violence, 34(7), 645-654. doi: 0.1007/s10896-019-00069-9

Armenti, N. A., & Babcock, J. C. (2018). Psychophysiological reactivity profiles of partner-violent men with borderline or psychopathic personality features: The role of empathy. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology62(11), 3337–3354. doi: 10.1177/0306624X17740029

Babcock, J. C. Armenti, N., & Warford, P. (2017). The trials and tribulations of testing couples-based interventions for intimate partner violence. Partner Abuse, 8, 110-121. doi:10.1891/1946-6560.8.1.110

Babcock, J. C. Armenti, N., Cannon, C. Lauve-Moon, K, Buttell, F… (2016). Domestic violence perpetrator programs: A proposal for evidence-based standards in the United States. Partner Abuse, 7, 2-107.

Babcock, J. C., Sharp, C., Tharp, A., Hepner, W., & Stanford, M. A. (2014). Similarities and Differences in Impulsive/Premeditated and Reactive/Proactive Bimodal Classifications of Aggression. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 19(3), 251–262. doi:10.1016/j.avb.2014.04.002

Babcock, J. C., Gottman, J. M., Ryan, K. D., & Gottman, J. S. (2013). A component analysis of a brief psycho‐educational couples' workshop: One‐year follow‐up results. Journal of Family Therapy, 35(3), 252-280. doi:10.1111/1467-6427.12017

Babcock, J. C., Graham, K., Canady, B., & Ross, J. M. (2011). A proximal change experiment testing two communication exercises with intimate partner violent men.  Behavior Therapy, 42, 336-347. doi: 0.1016/j.beth.2010.08.010 (Voted one of the “Best of 2011 Violence Research” articles by Psychology of Violence.)

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(8), 607-617. doi: 10.1007/s10896-009-9259-y

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(5), 295-302. doi: 10.1007/s10896-008-9151-1

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, 809-818.

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(3), 445-455. doi:10.1037/0021-843X.114.3.444

Babcock, J. C., Costa, D. M., Green, C. E., & Eckhardt, C. I. (2004). What situations induce intimate partner violence?: A reliability and validity study of the Proximal Antecedents to Violent Episodes (PAVE) scale. Journal of Family Psychology, 18(3), 433–442. doi: 10.1037/0893-3200.18.3.433

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. doi:10.1037/0893-3200.18.2.396

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(8), 1023-1053. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2002.07.001

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. doi: 10.1037/0022-006X.68.4.658 (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. doi: 10.1037//0893-3200.13.1.46

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. doi: 10.1037/0022-006X.62.5.982  [Reprinted in Prevention (2000), 3, np.]

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. doi: 10.1037//0022-006x.61.1.40