American Psychological Association President to Share Research on Parenting and Stepfamilies

The president of the American Psychological Association whose research on stepfamilies is considered a landmark contribution to the field will present an evening lecture on Thursday, February 4 at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

 Dr. James Bray is an associate professor of family and community medicine and psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and is the 2009 president of the American Psychological Association. Bray will present Nebraska Wesleyan’s annual Fawl Psychology Lecture titled, “Love, Marriage and Parenting in Divorced and Stepfamilies.” The free lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Olin A Lecture Hall.

Bray has more than 100 publications to his credit, including several books. His research on stepfamilies is considered a landmark contribution to psychology. He has been a consultant to the National Institute of Mental Health Consortium on Families and HIV/AIDS research program, and a member of both the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Child Support and Child Visitation and the National Leadership Coalition for Health Care Reform.

In addition to his internationally recognized research, he maintains an active clinical practice specializing in children and families and behavioral medicine.