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Beth D’Arrigo-Patrick, PhD

Full Professor, Department of Marriage and Family Sciences

Areas of Expertise:

  • Couples and Chronic Illness
  • Medical Family Therapy
  • LGBTQ+ Individuals, Couples, Families
  • Socio-Contextual Theory & Practice


  • Illness as a relational process: Grounded theory analysis of couple therapy with liver patients and their partners.


  • PhD, Marital and Family Therapy (2010-2014) - Medical Family Therapy - Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
  • Masters of Arts, Clinical Psychology (2007-2010) - Concentration: Marriage and Family Therapy - Pepperdine University, Irvine CA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (2002-2006) - Biola University, La Mirada CA

Selected Publications:

  • D’Arrigo-Patrick, J., D’Arrigo-Patrick, E., & Hoff, C. (2018). Colliding discourses: Families negotiating religion, sexuality, and identity. AFTA Springer Brief.
  • Galick, A., D’Arrigo-Patrick, E., & Knudson-Martin, C. (2015).  Can anyone hear me? Does anyone see me? Women’s experiences of heart disease: Implications for Optimal Care. Qualitative Health Research. doi: 10.1177/1049732315584743
  • Falke, S. & D’Arrigo-Patrick, E., (2014). Medical family therapists in action: Expanding conventional family therapy practices and embracing multiple roles. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.
  • Falke, S., Lawson, L., Pandit, M., & Patrick, E. (2013). Participant supervision: Supervisor and intern experiences in cotherapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.