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Professor Janet Reibstein

Professor Janet Reibstein

Visiting Professor

 Washington Singer 


Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK


Janet Reibstein teaches part-time in the School of Psychology. She is a psychologist/psychotherapist whose research  and clinical work primarily focuses on couples and families. She is also a broadcaster and author.


MA PhD (University of Chicago), Dip Family Therapy(Northwestern University Medical School), C Psychol(BPS), UKCP (AFT) registered psychotherapist

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Research interests

  • Successful, enduring partnerships
  • Families and couples
  • Illness in families

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Reibstein, J. (2006). The Best Kept Secret: Men and Women's Stories of Lasting Love. London and New York, Bloomsbury.
Reibstein, J. (2001). Staying Alive: a Family Memoir. London and New York:, Bloomsbury.
Reibstein, J. (1997). Love Life: How to Make Your Relationship Work. London.
Bamber, R. (1997). The Family Through Divorce: How you can Limit the Damage. London.
Richards, M.P.M. (1992). Sexual Arrangements: Marriage, Monogamy and Affairs. London and New York, Heinemann.

Journal articles

Reibstein, J. Edmunds, A.M. Dolman, V. (2007). Money management systems in early marriage: factors influencing change and stability. Journal of Economic Psychology, 28, 214-228.
Burgoyne CB, Clarke V, Edmunds AM, Reibstein J (2006). "All my worldly goods I share with you"? Managing money at the transition to heterosexual marriage. The Sociological Review, 54(4), 619-637.
Reibstein, J. (2004). Links between attachment theory and systemic practice: \r Some proposals. \r. Journal of Family Therapy, 26, 2-17.


Reibstein, J. (2007). In the bosom of the family: Reflections on families and breast cancer. In DasGupta S, Hurst M (Eds.) Stories of Illness and Healing: Women Write Their Bodies, Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press.
Reibstein,J. (2002). Staying alive: My family inheritance of breast cancer. In F. Walsh and M. McGoldrick, Living Beyond Loss. In  (Ed) , New York and London: W.W. Norton.

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MSc in Psychotherapies (Co-director, Systemic Psychotherapy stream)

Convenor of Systemic Teaching on DClinPsych

In some years Janet has taught Families and Intimate Relationships (a third year undergraduate seminar)

Research project supervisor (primarily postgraduate level)

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