Todd Edwards

Professor & Program Director of Marital and Family Therapy

  • School, Family and Mental Health Professions
  • Ph.D Virginia Tech, Marriage & Family Therapy
  • M.A. University of Arizona, Counseling & Guidance
  • B.A. Arizona State University, Psychology

Todd M. Edwards, Ph.D., teaches Practicum (MFTS 595-597) and Family Studies (MFTS 533) in the Marital and Family Therapy Program. His primary clinical and research interests are collaboration between family therapists and primary care physicians, medical family therapy, and medical family therapy training. Dr. Edwards’ most recent publications include the book Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists (2011, Guilford Press) and a systematic review of the literature on the treatment of medically unexplained symptoms in primary care (2010, Mental Health in Family Medicine).  In addition to his work at USD, he is a Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor in Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and a medical family therapist UCSD’s 4th & Lewis family medicine clinic.  Dr. Edwards is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, an elected member of the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education, and the Associate Editor of the journal Families, Systems, & Health.

Recent Publications:

The Therapist's Guide to Psychopharmacology

Essential Skills in Family Therapy

Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists

Clinician's Guide to Research Methods in Family Therapy