Research Interests and Clinical Work:
Application of multimodal therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups; marriage therapy (training) compared with marriage counseling; the use of brief yet comprehensive therapy; limits of technical and theoretical integration; prescriptive therapies and specific treatments of choice, the important distinction between "boundary violations" and "boundary crossings," and the pros and cons of dual relationships.
Arnold A. Lazarus, professor emeritus, joined the Rutgers faculty in 1972 as Professor II. Previously he had taught at Stanford University, Temple University Medical School, and Yale University where he had been director of clinical training for two years. He is the recipient of many honors and awards including the "Distinguished Service Award" from the American Board of Professional Psychology, the "Distinguished Psychologist Award" from the APA's Division of Psychotherapy, and two Lifetime Achievement Awards, one from the Association For Advancement of Behavior Therapy, and the other from the California Psychological Association. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Cummings PSYCHE Award. Dr. Lazarus is a past president of several professional associations and societies, and is a fellow of the APA and of the Academy of Clinical Psychology. He has authored or edited eighteen books and published more than 250 professional articles. He is a clinical diplomate and a licensed practicing psychologist.