Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Los Angeles Campus

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

1000 South Fremont Ave, Unit #5
Alhambra CA 91803

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Clinical Interventions I & II, Psychopathology, Couple Therapy, Family Systems

Couple therapy process and outcome; evidence based cross-cultural assessment; infidelity; treatment of military sexual trauma; individual and family effects of PTSD in military and veteran populations; training approaches and supervision for family/couple therapists

Gasbarrini, M.F., Snyder, D.K., Iafratte, R., Donato, S., Bertoni, A., & Margola, D. (in press). Investigating the relation between stress and marital satisfaction: The moderating effects of dyadic coping and communication. Family Science.

Gasbarrini, M. F., & Snyder, D. K. Affective reconstruction: An integrative couple treatment applied to parental bereavement. In D. K. Carson & M. Casado-Kehoe (Eds.), Adventures in couples therapy: A theory-based case study approach (pp. 345-356). New York, NY: Routledge.

Snyder, D. K., Gasbarrini, M. F., Doss, B. D., & Scheider, D. M. Intervening with military couples struggling with issues of sexual infidelity. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 41, 201-208.

Snyder, D. K., Zinbarg, R. E., Heyman, R. E., Haynes, S. N., Gasbarrini, M. F., & Uliaszek, M. Assessing linkages between interpersonal processes and anxiety disorders. In J. G. Beck (Ed.), Interpersonal processes in the anxiety disorders: Implications for understanding psychopathology and treatment (pp. 37-67). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Snyder, D. K., & Gasbarrini, M. F. Integrative approaches to couple therapy: Implications for clinical practice, training, and research. In K. Hahlweg, M. Grawe-Gerber, & D. H. Baucom (Eds.), Enhancing couples: The shape of couple therapy to come (pp. 47-60). Gttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.

Snyder, D. K., & Gasbarrini, M. F. Couple therapy. In H. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships (Vol. 1 pp. 344-348). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Lebow, J., & Gasbarrini, M.F. Couples' therapy. In G. Gabbard (Ed.), Psychotherapeutic treatments in psychiatry pp. 533-552). Washington, D.C: American Psychiatric Association.

Snyder, D.K., & Gasbarrini, M.F. (under review). Cross cultural validation study of the Marital Satisfaction Inventory - Revised: A confirmatory factor analytic study.

Gasbarrini, M. F., Snyder, D. K., & Bergman, M. (2010, November). Cross-cultural validation of the Marital Satisfaction Inventory - Revised: A confirmatory factor analytic study. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York.

Gasbarrini, M. F., Snyder, D. K., Willson, V., & Newman, D. (2010, June). Adaptation of the Marital Satisfaction Inventory - Revised (MSI-R) in Germany, Spain, and Korea: An empirical analysis of structural invariance. In D. K. Snyder & C. Balderrama-Durbin (Co-chairs), Cross-national approaches to evidence-based couple assessment. Symposium presented at the meeting of the World Congress of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Boston.

Gasbarrini, M.F. (2009, May). Cross-cultural validation of the Marital Satisfaction Inventory - Revised: A confirmatory factor analytic study. Invited participation in couple therapy researchers' retreat, University of Braunschweig, Germany.

Balderrama-Durbin, C., Snyder, D. K., Gasbarrini, M. F., & Semmar, Y. (2009, November). Evidence-based assessment of middle-eastern Muslim marriages. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York.

Gasbarrini, M. F., Snyder, D. K., Doss, B. D., & Scheider, D. M. (2009, November). The efficacy of an affair-specific intervention training protocol tailored to U.S. military couples. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York.

Academic History and Background

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Texas A&M University-2013

M.S., Clinical Psychology Texas A&M University-2010

B.A., Psychology and Music, State University of New York at Buffalo-2001

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Distinguished Clinician Award

SUNY at Buffalo President's Award for the pursuit of intellectual breadth & knowledge

- American Psychological Association

- Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Professional Practice and Community Service

Adult individual, group & couple therapy. Integrative orientation incorporating elements of family systems, humanistic-existential, and modern cognitive behavioral approaches (CBT/DBT/ACT). Areas of particular interest: romantic relationship functioning, infidelity, depression & anxiety, personality, sexual identity & orientation concerns, bereavement, sexual trauma, military/veteran populations.