Lisa Wood’s research interests include abnormal psychology, personality theory, and clinical psychology. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with specializations in couples and family therapy, adjustment to divorce, personality disorders, adult ADHD, addictive behaviors, and parenting adolescents. A primary area of research focuses on legal decisions and treatment of high conflict families during divorce. Wood has been working on a project tentatively titled High Conflict Families of Divorces: A Workbook with Sample Cases. She wrote the article “Family Conflict and College-Student Social Adjustment: The Mediating Role of Emotional Distress About the Family,” in Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice (2014)as part of this work. She has written about the development of trust within culturally diverse groups, and about transformational leadership and the challenges leaders face in a multicultural setting. She published “Leadership, trust, and cooperation: Implications for community building in multicultural settings,” in Creating Communities: Local, National and Global (2012) and “Accountability and Ethics Education: Using friendships as models for broader social processes,” in Lifelong Learning and Active Citizenship (2010). Earlier research examined college friendships in relation to social support, identity, citizenship, and ethical decision-making. With Carolyn Weisz, she wrote “Social identities and same-sex friendships,” in Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (2005). Wood has taught courses including Psychological Disorders, Psychotherapy and Behavior Change, Perspectives on Behavior, and the Senior Capstone Seminar.
B.A., M.A.T., Ph.D., University of Washington, 1975, 1979, 1987