Robert Emery, Ph.D.


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, genetically-informed studies of family life, family violence, and associated legal and policy issues. He has authored over 150 scientific publications, and several books including Two Homes, One Childhood: A Parenting Plan to Last a Lifetime (2016, Avery). He is co-author of Abnormal Psychology (2014, 8th Ed) with Thomas Oltmanns, and recently edited the three volume encyclopedia, The Cultural Sociology of Divorce. 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. Dr. Emery maintains a practice as a clinical psychologist, divorce mediator, and parenting coordinator.