Galen Alessi

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Galen Alessi
Professor Emeritus (Retired)
Mailing address: 
Department of Psychology
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5439 USA
  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1974
  • M.A., Western Michigan University, 1972
  • B.S., University of Maryland, 1969
Research interests: 
  • Couple therapy
  • Child adjustment problems and childhood behavior problems
  • Unipolar depression

Dr. Galen Alessi is a professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University. He retired Aug. 2016.

He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins Medical School's Department of Pediatrics. He has also completed a one-year intensive training program in strategic and structural family therapy at the Family Therapy Institute in Washington, D.C.


His main research interests are in marital and family therapy, strategic behavioral therapy and behavioral pediatrics.