José Szapocznik

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José Szapocznik, Ph.D., (born in Havana, Cuba), is a clinical psychologist of Polish-Cuban ancestry and one of the nation's leading family therapists specializing in Hispanic families. He is the developer of One-Person Family Therapy and Brief Structural Therapy. He is a leading scholar on Hispanic psychology.[1]

He is director of the Center for Family Studies at the University of Miami,[2] where he has been inducted into its Iron Arrow Honor Society. He has authored numerous scientific publications and has received numerous awards for his work on behalf of Hispanic families.


  1. ^ Brian J. Distelberg, Family Journal, "History of Evidence-Based Practices: An Interview With José Szapocznik", [1]
  2. ^ Center for Family Studies website Archived 2010-06-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  • National Hispanic Science Network [2]
  • PsycNet [3] (pay for article)