Fischer, M. S., Baucom, D. H., Weber, D. M., Bauer, D. J., Munion, A. K., Porter, L. S., Christensen, A., Bulik, C. M., Whisman, M. A., Abramowitz, J. S., Kirby, J. S., Runfola, C. D., Ditzen, B., & Baucom, B. R. W. (in press). Interpersonal dynamics of vocal fundamental frequency: Depressive symptoms, anxiety symptoms, and relationship distress. Behaviour Research and Therapy. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0005796724000986

Fischer, M. S., Loiselle, R., Weber, D. M., Highlander, A., McCall, M., Cain, G., Forehand, R., & Jones, D. J. (in press). Parent-child emotion dynamics in families presenting for BPT: Is there a link with child behavior, parenting, and treatment outcome? Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Objective: Behavioral Parent Training (BPT) is the standard of care for early-onset behavior disorders (BDs), however, not all families benefit. Emotion regulation (ER) is one potential mechanism underlying BPT outcomes, yet there are challenges in capturing intra- and interpersonal aspects of ER within parent-child interactions that are central to BPT. This study examined how vocally encoded emotional arousal unfolds during parent-child interactions and how parents and children influence each other's arousal (Aim 1), the links between these emotion dynamics, child behavior, and parenting at baseline (Aim 2), and BPT outcome (Aim 3). Method: Families of children with BDs (N = 45) completed two interaction tasks and measures of parenting and child behavior. Parent-child dynamics of vocal fundamental frequency (f0) were modeled using actor-partner interdependence models (APIMs) and coupled linear oscillators (CLOs). Results: When considering relative levels of f0 from one talk turn to the next (APIMs), parents and children showed intrapersonal regulation and synchronizing reactivity to each other’s f0. When considering the shape of oscillations (CLOs), parents and children showed intrapersonal regulation but no reactivity. Intrapersonal regulation of f0 during the interaction was slowed for parents with more maladaptive parenting and children with more behavior problems at baseline. Conclusions: This preliminary characterization of f0 in families presenting for BPT provides insights into the emotion dynamics potentially underlying parenting behavior and child behavior.

van Stein, K. R., Kleinn, N., Randall, A. K., Lannutti, P. J., Gandhi, Y., Martos, T., Meuwly, N., Rosta-Filep, O., Siegel, M., Ditzen, B., Fischer, M. S. (in press). Internalisierte Transnegativität, Resilienzfaktoren und psychische Gesundheit in einer Stichprobe geschlechtlicher Minderheiten in Deutschland und der Schweiz. Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie. https://econtent.hogrefe.com/doi/10.1026/1616-3443/a000730

Fischer, M. S. (in press). Paar- und familienbasierte Therapie. In U. Voderholzer, N. Kathmann, & B. Reuter (Eds.), Praxishandbuch Zwangsstörung. München: Urban & Fischer.

Baucom, D. H., Wojda-Burlij, A. K., & Fischer, M. S. (in press). Weekly outpatient conjoint treatment for adult psychopathology. In J. Thompson-Hollands & L. Reuman (Eds.)., Enhancing CBT through Peer and Family Engagement. Springer Nature.

Baucom, D. H. & Fischer, M. S. (2023). Couple-based interventions for adult psychopathology. In H. S. Friedman & C. H. Markey (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health (3rd ed.). New York: Elsevier.

Weber, D. M., Baucom, B. R. W., Baucom, D. H., Fischer, M. S., Ramos, K., Romano, J. M., Porter, L. S., & Langer, S. L. (2023). Concurrent and prospective associations between communicated emotional arousal and adjustment among couples coping with cancer. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 57(9), 753–764. https://doi.org/10.1093/abm/kaad017

Taverna, E. C., Le, Y., Fredman, S. J., Mogle, J. A., Fischer, M. S., Baucom, D. H., & Marshall, A. D. (2023). Responsivity to interviewer during interview-based assessment of physical intimate partner violence. Psychology of Violence, 13(5), 405–414. https://doi.org/10.1037/vio0000482

Fredman, S. J., Fischer, M. S., Baucom, D. H., Le, Y., Taverna, E. C., Chow, S.-M., Ram, N., & Marshall, A. D. (2023). PTSD symptom cluster severity predicts momentary emotion dynamics during couple conversations. Behavior Therapy, 54(2), 330-345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2022.09.004.

Siegel, M., Randall, A. K., Lannutti, P. J., Fischer, M. S., Gandhi, Y., Lukas, R., Meuwly, N., Filep, O., van Stein, K., Ditzen, B., Martos, T., Schneckenreiter, C., Totenhagen, C., & Zemp, M. (2022). Intimate pride: A tri-nation study on associations between positive minority identity aspects and relationship quality in sexual minorities from German-speaking countries. International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41042-022-00070-6

Fischer, M. S., Baucom, D. H., Abramowitz, J. S., & Baucom, B. R. W. (2022). Interpersonal emotion dynamics in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Associations with symptom severity, accommodation, and treatment outcome. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice. Advance online publication.  https://doi.org/10.1037/cfp0000218

Blum, S., Mack, J. T., Weise, V., Kopp, M., Asselmann, E., Martini, J., & Garthus-Niegel, S. (2022). The impact of postpartum obsessive-compulsive symptoms on child development and the mediating role of the parent-child relationship: A prospective longitudinal study. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, 886347. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2022.886347

Langer, S. L., Romano, J. M., Keefe, F., Baucom, D. B., Strauman, T. J., Syrjala, K. L., Bolger, N., Burns, J., Bricker, J., Todd, M., Baucom, B. R. W., Fischer, M. S., Ghosh, N., Gralow, J., Shankaran, V. Zafar, S. Y., Westbrook, K., Leo, K., Ramos, K., Weber, D. M., & Porter, L. S. (2022). Couple communication in cancer: A multi-method examination. Frontiers Psychology. 12, 769407. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.769407

Weber, D. M., Fischer, M. S., Baucom, D. H., Baucom, B. R. W., Engl, J., Thurmaier, F., Wojda, A. K., Carrino, E. A., & Hahlweg, K. (2022). For better or for worse: Associations among psychopathology symptoms, interpersonal emotion dynamics, and gender in couples. Journal of Family Psychology, 36(2), 246–257. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000881

Baucom, D. H., Epstein, N. B., Fischer, M. S., Kirby, J. S., & LaTaillade, J. J. (2022). Cognitive-Behavioral Couple Therapy. In J. Lebow & D. Snyder (Eds.), Clinical Handbook of Couple Therapy (6th ed.). New York: Guilford.

Weber, D. M., Fischer, M. S., Baucom, D. H., Baucom, B. R. W., Engl, J., Thurmaier, F., Wojda, A. K., Hahlweg, K. (2021). Escalation and regulation of emotional arousal in couples predicts relationship satisfaction concurrently and 25 years later. Family Process, 60(1), 251-269. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12597

Baucom, D. H., Fischer, M. S., Worrell, M., Corrie, S., & Boeding, S. (2020). Treating Relationship Distress and Psychopathology in Couples: A Cognitive-Behavioural Approach. Oxford, England: Routledge.

Fischer, M. S., Zietlow, A.-L., Ditzen, B. D., Cohen, M. J., Baucom, D. H. (2020). Paarbasierte Psychotherapie: Ein Review der Wirksamkeit kognitiv-verhaltenstherapeutischer Ansätze mit Paaren bei psychischen Störungen. Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Psychologie, und Psychotherapie, 68(4), 207-216. https://doi.org/10.1024/1661-4747/a000419

Wieder, G., Fischer, M. S., Einsle, F., Baucom, D. H., Hahlweg, K., Wittchen, H.-U., & Weusthoff, S. (2020). Fundamental frequency during cognitive preparation and its impact on therapy outcome for panic disorder with agoraphobia. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 135, 103728. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2020.103728

Rudolf von Rohr, I., Corrie, S., Fischer, M. S., Baucom, D. H., Worrell, M., & Pote, H. (2020). Behavioural couple therapy: measuring therapist competence. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 13, e29. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1754470X20000276

Fischer, M. S., Baucom, B. R. W., Baucom, D. H., Sheng, E., Atkins, D. C., Hahlweg, K. (2019). When the “U” is not inverted: Trajectories of expressed emotional arousal predict relationship satisfaction. Family Process, 58(2), 463-477. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12406

Baucom, D. H., Fischer, M. S. (2019) Cognitive Behavioral Couple Therapy. In J. Lebow, A. Chambers, & D. Breunlin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_106-1

Ditzen, B., Eckstein, M., Fischer, M. S., & Aguilar-Raab, C. (2019). Partnerschaft und Gesundheit. Psychotherapeut, 64(6), 482-488. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00278-019-00379-9

Weber, D. M., Fischer, M. S., Baucom, D. H., Baucom, B. R., Kirby, J. S., Runfola, C. D., Matherne, C. E., & Bulik, C. M. (2019). The association between symptom accommodation and emotional coregulation in couples with binge-eating disorder. Family Process 58(4), 920-935. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12391

Belus, J. M., Pentel, K. Z., Cohen, M. J., Fischer, M. S., & Baucom, D. H. (2019). Staying connected: An examination of relationship maintenance behaviors in long-distance relationships. Marriage and Family Review. 55(1), 78-98. https://doi.org/10.1080/01494929.2018.1458004

Fischer, M. S., Bhatia, V., Baddeley, J. L., Al-Jabari, R., & Libet, J. (2018). Couple therapy with veterans: Early improvements and predictors of early dropout. Family Process, 57(2), 525-538. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12308

Flanagan, J. C., Fischer, M. S., Nietert, P. J., Back, S. E., Maria, M. M., Snead, A., & Brady, K. T. (2018). Effects of oxytocin on cortisol reactivity and conflict resolution behaviors among couples with substance misuse. Psychiatry Research, 260, 346-352. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.12.003

Baucom, D. H., Fischer, M. S., Worrell, M., Corrie, S., Belus, J. M., Molyva, E., & Boeding, S. E. (2018). Couple-based intervention for depression: An effectiveness study in the National Health Service in England. Family Process. 57(2), 275-292. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12332

Runfola, C. D., Kirby, J. S., Baucom, D. H., Baucom, B. R. W., Fischer, M. S., Matherne, C. E., Pentel, K. Z., & Bulik, C. M. (2018). A pilot open trial of UNITE-BED: A couple-based intervention for binge-eating disorder. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 51(9), 1107-1112. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.22919

Weusthoff, S., Gaut, G., Steyvers, M., Atkins, D. C., Hahlweg, K., Hogan, J., Zimmermann, T., Fischer, M. S., Baucom, D. H., Georgiou, P., Narayanan, S., & Baucom, B. R. (2018). The Language of Interpersonal Interaction: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Assessing and Processing Vocal and Speech Data. The European Journal of Counselling Psychology, 7(1), 69-85. https://doi.org/10.5964/ejcop.v7i1.82

Fischer, M. S. & Baucom, D. H. (2018). Couple-based interventions for relationship distress and psychopathology. In J. N. Butcher & J. Hooley (Eds.), APA Handbook of Psychopathology (Vol. 1, pp. 661-686). Washington: American Psychological Association.

Baucom, D. H., Fischer, M. S., Hahlweg, K., & Epstein, N. B. (2018). Cognitive behavioral couple therapy. In B. Fiese (Ed.), APA Handbook of Contemporary Family Psychology (Vol. 3, pp. 257-273). Washington: American Psychological Association.

Fischer, M. S., Baucom, D. H., Baucom, B. R., Abramowitz, J. S., Kirby, J. S., & Bulik, C. M. (2017). Disorder-specific patterns of emotion coregulation in couples: Comparing obsessive-compulsive disorder and anorexia using vocally encoded emotional arousal. Journal of Family Psychology, 31(3), 304-215. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000251

Baucom, D. H., Kirby, J. S., Fischer, M. S., Baucom, B. R., Hamer, R., & Bulik, C. M. (2017). Findings from a Couple-Based Open Trial for Adult Anorexia Nervosa. Journal of Family Psychology, 31(5), 584-591. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000273

Flanagan, J. C., Fischer, M. S., Badour, C. L., Ornan, G., Killeen, T. K., & Back, S. E. (2017). The role of relationship adjustment in an integrated individual treatment for PTSD and substance use disorders among Veterans: An exploratory study. Journal of Dual Diagnosis, 13(3), 213-218. https://doi.org/10.1080/15504263.2017.1312039

Fischer, M. S., Baucom, D. H., & Cohen, M. J. (2016). Cognitive-behavioral couple therapy: Review of the evidence for the treatment of relationship distress, psychopathology, and chronic health conditions. Family Process, 55(3), 423-442. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12227

Kirby, J. S.**, Fischer, M. S.**, Raney, T. J., Baucom, D. H., & Bulik, C. M. (2016). Couple-based interventions in the treatment of adult anorexia nervosa: A brief case example of UCAN. Psychotherapy, 53(2), 241-250. https://doi.org/10.1037/pst0000053 (**geteilte Erstautorenschaft)

Bardone-Cone, A. M., Calhoun, C. D., Fischer, M. S., Gaskin-Wasson, A. L., Jones, C. T., Schwartz, S. L., Wise, E. H., & Prinstein, M. J. (2016). Development and implementation of a diversity training sequence in a clinical psychology doctoral program. The Behavior Therapist, 39(3), 65-70.

Kirby**, J. S., Runfola**, C. D., Fischer, M. S., Baucom, D. H., & Bulik, C. M. (2016). Couple-based interventions for adults with eating disorders. In S. Murray, L. Anderson, & L. Cohn (Eds.), Innovations in Family Therapy for Eating Disorders: Novel Treatment Developments, Patient Insights, and the Role of Carers. Abingdon: Routledge. (**geteilte Erstautorenschaft)

Fischer, M. S., Baucom, D. H., Baucom, B. R., Weusthoff, S., Hahlweg, K., Atkins, D. A., Porter, L. S., & Zimmerman, T. (2015). Emotional arousal predicts observed social support in German and American couples talking about breast cancer. Journal of Family Psychology. 29(5), 744-754. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000092

Fischer, M. S., Baucom, D. H., Kirby, J. S., Bulik, C. M. (2015). Partner distress in the context of adult anorexia nervosa: The role of patients’ perceived negative consequences of AN and partner behaviors. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48(1), 67-71. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.22338

Baucom, B. R., Dickenson, J. A., Atkins, D. C., Baucom, D. H., Fischer, M. S., Weusthoff, S., Hahlweg, K., & Zimmermann, T. (2015). The interpersonal process model of demand/withdraw behavior. Journal of Family Psychology29(1), 80-90. https://doi.org/10.1037/fam0000044

Kirby, J. S.**, Runfola, C. D.**, Fischer, M. S., Baucom, D. H., & Bulik, C. M. (2015). Couple-based interventions for adults with eating disorders. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 23(4), 356-365. https://doi.org/10.1080/10640266.2015.1044349 (**geteilte Erstautorenschaft)

Fischer, M. S.**, Kirby, J. S.**, Raney, T. J., Baucom, D. H., & Bulik, C. M. (2015). Integrating couple-based interventions into the treatment of adult anorexia nervosa: A case example of UCAN. In H. Thompson-Brenner (Ed.), Casebook of Evidence-Based Therapy for Eating Disorders (pp. 220-245). New York: Guilford. (**geteilte Erstautorenschaft)

Baucom, D. H., Belus, J. M., Adelman, C. B., Fischer, M. S., & Paprocki, C. (2014). Couple-based interventions for psychopathology: A renewed direction for the field. Family Process, 53(3), 445-461. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12075

Belus, J. M., Baucom, D. H., Paprocki, C., & Fischer, M. S. (2014). Treating individual psychopathology using a couples framework. The Acparian, 8, 11-16.

Fischer, M. S., Baucom, D. H., Hahlweg, K., & Epstein, N. B. (2014). Couple therapy. In S. G. Hofmann, D. Dozois, J. A. Smits, & W. Rief (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Vol. 3, pp. 703-726). Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell.

Abramowitz, J. S., Baucom, D. H., Boeding, S., Wheaton, M. G., Pukay-Martin, N., Fabricant, L. E., Paprocki, C., & Fischer, M. S. (2013). Treating obsessive-compulsive disorder in intimate relationships: A pilot study of couple-based cognitive-behavior therapy. Behavior Therapy, 44(3), 395-407. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2013.02.005

Boeding, S. E., Paprocki, C. M., Baucom, D. H., Abramowitz, J. S., Wheaton, M. G., Fabricant, L. E., & Fischer, M. S. (2013). Let me check that for you: Symptom accommodation in romantic partners of adults with obsessive–compulsive disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 316-322. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2013.03.002

Wise, E., & Fischer, M. S. (2013). Ethics and self-care for psychologists and graduate students. National Psychologist, May/June issue, 16.

Abramowitz, J. S., Baucom, D. H., Wheaton, M. G., Boeding, S., Fabricant, L. E., Paprocki, C., Fischer, M. S. (2012). Enhancing exposure and response prevention for OCD: A couple-based approach. Behavior Modification, 37, 189-210. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145445512444596


Fischer, M. S., Rohr, M., Kathmann, N., & Fink, J. (2019). German Version of the Family Accommodation Scale for OCD (self report and patient versions). Verfügbar unter https://publichealth.yale.edu/familyaccommodationocd/fas/

Corrie, S., Fischer, M. S., Worrell, M., & Baucom, D. H. (2016). Behavioural Couple Therapy Rating Scale – Depression (BCTS-D).