License: PSY 10758
Dr. Zamudio works with all couples who struggle with underlying issues related to communication difficulties as well as transitional issues that often occur in relationships, such as making commitments, growing apart, sexuality, and other crises that may result from loss, work, and/or infidelity.
His approach to working with couples is from an Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT). IBCT is a relatively new approach to couple therapy that was developed by Andrew Christensen, a clinical psychologist and professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the late Neil S. Jacobson, who was a clinical psychologist and professor at the University of Washington. IBCT has garnered promising scientific support and has been the focus of a major clinical trial on the outcome of couple therapy, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health and conducted at UCLA and the University of Washington. Dr. Zamudio was one of the treating couple therapist in the study and received direct supervision from Drs. Christensen and Jacobson.
Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy is "integrative" in at least two senses: First, it integrates the twin goals of acceptance and change as positive outcomes for couples in therapy. Couples who succeed in therapy usually make some concrete changes to accommodate the needs of the other but they also show greater emotional acceptance of the other. Second, IBCT integrates a variety of treatment strategies under a consistent behavioral theoretical framework.