Director, Center for Research on Violence Against Women

Diane R. Follingstad, Ph.D.


Director, Center for Research on Violence Against Women

Women’s Circle Endowed Chair, CRVAW

Professor/Clinical and Forensic Psychologist

Diplomate in Forensic Psychology, ABPP

Distinguished Professor Emeritus


Director and Women’s Circle Endowed Chair,

Center for Research on Violence Against Women

151 Bowman Hall

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40506

Telephone (859) 218-2610

FAX (859) 323-4848

Clinical and Forensic Psychology Professor

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry

245 Fountain Court

Lexington, Kentucky 40509

Telephone (859) 323-5281

FAX (859) 323-1194

Licensure/Board Certification

Diplomate, Forensic Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology #3992

Kentucky, License #1537, Certified as Health Service Provider, Psychologist

South Carolina, License # 209, to practice Clinical Psychology

North Carolina, License #3345, Certified as Health Service Provider, Psychologist


University of Colorado Ph.D., 12/1974, Clinical Psychology

Hall Psychiatric Institute Clinical Psychology Internship, 8/1972-8/1973

University of Colorado M.A., 8/1971, Clinical Psychology

Augsburg College B.A., 6/1969, Psychology and Sociology


Division of Student Affairs (University of Kentucky) Outstanding Faculty Partner 2016

Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award – 2012 Award

by the Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma

Distinguished Contributions in Forensic Psychology, 2009 Award by the American

Association of Forensic Psychology (American Board of Forensic Psychology)

Fellow, Division 41, American Psychological Association

Outstanding Teaching in Psychology Award (1993) by the South Carolina Psych. Assoc.

Nominated for Outstanding Professional Paper Award by the Southeastern Psychological Association, 2010

Visiting Scholar for Southeastern Psychological Association

Pi Gamma Mu - National Honor Society for the Social Sciences

Omicron Delta Kappa - National Leadership Society

Leadership Columbia/ Columbia Forum


University of Kentucky, Executive Director

Center for Research on Violence Against Women 8/14-present

University of Kentucky, Center for Research on Violence Against Women

Women’s Circle Endowed Chair 7/08-present

University of Kentucky, Dept. of Psychiatry, Medical College

Professor (Joint appointment in Psychology) 7/08-present

University of South Carolina, Department of Psychology, Columbia, SC

Distinguished Professor Emeritus 2008-present

Full time faculty 8/1973-3/2008

Full Professor 5/1989-present

Director of Clinical-Community Training 8/1995- 8/ssss2004

College of Charleston, Governor’s School, Charleston, SC

Selected Faculty Summers 1976, 1977



1 R01 HD 075783-01 (Follingstad & Coker – PIs) 9/15/2013 – 9/14/2018 2.40 calendar

NIH/NICHD $2,486,134

Evaluating the Long-term Effects of Green Dot on Teen Dating Violence Prevention

The goal of the project is to evaluate the longer term impact of Green Dot across the Bluegrass an active bystanding-based randomized intervention trial in 26 high schools across Kentucky designed to reduce dating and sexual violence focusing on college/noncollege status (and related factors) of 18-22 year olds as predictor variables for presence of intimate partner violence.

RFA-CE-15-001 (Coker & Bush) Co-I 9/1/2015 – 8/31/18 .60

R01 CDC $1,049,940

Randomized Trial Integrating Bystander-Based Violence PreventionModalities

UK Internal Funding President’s Office (Follingstad – PI) 10/15 – 6/20 3.0

Campus Climate/Violence Survey $950,000

Development, administration, analysis of survey given to ~26,000 UK students to assess perceptions of safety, knowledge of resources, adverse experiences, and barriers to reporting.


Follingstad & Renzetti - PI 11/1/16 – 10/31/18 3.0

NIJ $740,780

Longitudinal Cohort Study of Interpersonal Violence Among College-Aged Women and Men: Planning Phase

Renzetti & Follingstad – PI 1/1/17 – 12/31/19 .60

OVW Research & Evaluation Program $500,000

A Collaboration to Evaluate the Outcomes of a Therapeutic Horticulture Program at a Domestic Violence Shelter


5R01MD004598 - 05 (Coker) Co-I 9/25/2009 – 9/24/2014 1.20 calendar

NIH/NCI $1,860,000

Does Violence Against Women Result in Disparities in Cancer Care for Women?

The major goal of this project is to investigate the relationship between intimate partner violence and partner interfering behaviors and women’s cancer treatment, recovery, and quality of life.

SES-1341983 (Renzetti) Co-I 9/13/2013 – 9/12/2014

NSF/NIJ $50,000

Developing Effective Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Interventions to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence.

The major goal of this project is to conduct a scientific working conference for researchers involved in prevention efforts to prevent intimate partner violence.


Follingstad, D.R. (1994-1999). PI Prevention of physical violence in dating relationships.

NIMH. $1,200,000

Follingstad, D.R. (1991-1992). PI Interventions for the prevention of dating violence.

Carolina Venture Fund. $2300.

Follingstad, D.R. (1987-1988). PI Identification and prediction of patterns of wife abuse. Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. $13,857.

Follingstad, D.R. (1986-1987). PI Identification and prediction of patterns of wife abuse. Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. $21,064.

Follingstad, D.R. (1986). PI Pilot study for the identification and prediction of patterns of wife abuse. Carolina Venture Fund. $2,850.


Follingstad, D.R., & McCormick, M. (2002). Law and mental health professionals: South

Carolina. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association Press.

Renzetti, C.M., Follingstad, D.R., & Coker, A.L. (Eds.). (In press). Preventing intimate partner

violence: Interdisciplinary perspectives. Bristol, UK: University of Bristol Policy Press.


Braucht, N.G., Brakarsh, W.D., Follingstad, D.R. & Berry, K.L. (1973). Deviant drug use in

adolescence: A review of psychosocial correlates. Psychological Bulletin, 79, (2), 92-106.

Braucht, N.G., Follingstad, D.R., Brakarsh, W.D. & Berry, K.L. (1973). Drug education: A

review of goals, approaches and effectiveness and a paradigm for evaluation. Quarterly

Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 34, (4-A), 1279-1292.

Haynes, S.N., Follingstad, D.R., & McGowan, W.T. (1974). Insomnia: Sleep patterns and

anxiety level. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 18, 69-74.

Follingstad, D.R., Kilmann, P.R. & Robinson, E.A. (1976). Prediction of self-actualization in

male participants in a group conducted by female leaders. Journal of Clinical

Psychology, 32, 706-712.

Kilmann, P.R. Follingstad, D.R., Price, M.G., Rowland, K.F.& Robinson, E.A. (1976). Effects of a

marathon group on self-actualization and attitudes toward women. Journal of Clinical

Psychology, 32, 154-157.

Follingstad, D.R., Robinson, E.A., Pugh, M. (1977). Effects of consciousness-raising groups on

measures of feminism, self-esteem and desirability. Journal of Counseling Psychology,

24, (3) 223-230.

Sotile, W.M., Kilmann, P.R., & Follingstad, D.R. (1977). A sexual enhancement workshop:

Beyond group systematic desensitization for women's sexual anxiety. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 3, (4), 249-255.

Follingstad, D.R., Sullivan, J.C., & Haynes, S.N. (1978). Behavioral assessment of a dissatisfied

marital couple. In S.N. Haynes (Ed.), Principles of behavioral assessment. New York:

Gardner Press, 442-440.

Moreault, D. & Follingstad, D.R. (1978). Sexual fantasies of females as a function of sex guilt and experimental response cues. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 46, (6)


Follingstad, D.R. (1979). Effects of sex of pressuring group, perception of ability, and sex of

communicator influencing perceived ability on conformity of males and females.

Psychological Reports, 44, 719-726.

Follingstad, D.R. & Sullivan, J.C. (1979). Male aggression toward females as a function of

traditional and nontraditional cues and visibility of the target. Psychological Reports,

44, 1135-1142.

Haynes, S.N., Follingstad, D.R. & Sullivan, J.C. (1979). Assessment of marital satisfaction and

interaction. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 47, 789-791.

Follingstad, D.R. (1980). A reconceptualization of issues in the treatment of abused women: A

case study. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 17, 294-303.

Moseley, D., Follingstad, D.R., Harley, H., & Heckel, R.V. (1981). Psychological factors that

predict reaction to abortion. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 37, (2), 276-279.

Follingstad, D.R., Haynes, S.N., & Sullivan, J.C. (1981). Naturalistic observations of behavioral

marital therapy. Psychological Reports, 49, 320-330.

Hoddinott, E.A. & Follingstad, D.R. (1983). Effects of instructional set and personality variables

on the use of touching. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 56, 299-309.

Follingstad, D.R. (1984). Preparing the witness for courtroom testimony: Modifying negative

behavior through employment of psychological principles. Trial, 20, 50-58.

Follingstad, D.R. (1985). Jury selection: Current status, issues and techniques. In C. Ewing

(Ed.), Psychology, psychiatry and the law: A clinical and forensic handbook. Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Exchange, Inc.

Follingstad, D.R. & Morgan, H.C. (1985). Little known uses of psychologists and psychiatrists in criminal cases. The Champion, June, 17-23.

Robinson, E.A. & Follingstad, D.R. (1985). Development and standardization of a behavioral

sex-role inventory. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 13, 691-713.

Follingstad, D.R. & Kimbrell, C.D. (1986). Sex fantasies revisited: An expansion and further

clarification of variables affecting sex fantasy production. Archives of Sexual Behavior,

15, 475-486.

Kilmann, P.R., Mills, K.H., Caid, C., Davidson, E., Bella, B., Milan, R., Drose, G., Boland, J.,

Follingstad, D.R., Montgomery, B., & Wanlass, R. (1986). The treatment of secondary

orgasmic dysfunction: An outcome study. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 15, 211-229.

Boland, J. & Follingstad, D.R. (1987). The relationship between marital communication and

satisfaction: A review. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 13, 286-313.

Follingstad, D.R. (1988). Marital therapy flow chart. American Journal of Family Therapy, 16,


Follingstad, D.R., Neckerman, A., & Vormbrock, J. (1988). Reactions to victimization and

coping strategies of battered women: The ties that bind. Clinical Psychology Review, 8,


Kalichman, S.C., Craig, M.E., & Follingstad, D.R. (1988). Mental health professionals and

suspected cases of child abuse: An investigation of factors influencing reporting.

Journal of Family Violence, 3, 169-182.

Follingstad, D.R., Rutledge, L.L., Polek, D.S. & McNeill-Harkins, K. (1988). Factors associated

with patterns of dating violence toward college women. Journal of Family Violence, 3,


Follingstad, D.R., Polek, D.S., Hause, E.S., Deaton, L.H., Bulger, M.W. & Conway, Z.D. (1989).

Factors predicting verdicts in cases where battered women kill their husbands. Law and

Human Behavior, 13, 253-269.

Craig, M.E., Kalichman, S.C., & Follingstad, D.R. (1989). Verbal coercive sexual

behavior among college students. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 18, 421-434.

Kalichman, S.C., Craig, M.E., & Follingstad, D.R. (1989). Factors influencing the reporting of

father-child sexual abuse: Study of licensed practicing psychologists. Professional

Psychology: Research and Practice, 20, 84-89.

Follingstad, D.R. (1990). Methodological issues and new directions for research on violence in

relationships. In D. Besharov (Ed.), Family violence: Research and public policy issues.

Washington, DC: American Enterprise Institute Press.

Follingstad, D.R., Rutledge, L.L., Berg, B.J., Hause, E.S. & Polek, D.S. (1990). The role of

emotional abuse in physically abusive relationships. Journal of Family Violence, 5, 107-


Kalichman, S.C., Craig, M.E., & Follingstad, D.R. (1990). Professionals adherence to mandatory

child abuse reporting laws: Effects of responsibility attribution, confidence ratings and

situational factors. Child Abuse & Neglect, 14, 69-77.

Follingstad, D.R., Laughlin, J., Polek, D.S., Rutledge, L.L., & Hause, E.S. (1991). Identification

of patterns of wife abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 6, 187-204.

Follingstad, D.R., Brennan, A.F., Hause, E.S., Polek, D.S., & Rutledge, L.L. (1991). Factors

moderating physical and psychological symptoms of battered women. Journal of Family Violence, 6, 81-95.

Follingstad, D.R., Wright, S., Lloyd, S., & Sebastian, J.A. (1991). Sex differences in motivations

and effects in dating violence. Family Relations, 40, 51-57.

Follingstad, D.R., Kalichman, S.C., Cafferty, T.P. & Vormbrock, J.K. (1992). Aggression levels

following frustration of abusing versus nonabusing college males. Journal of

Interpersonal Violence, 7, 3-18.

Kalichman, S.C., Craig, M.E., & Follingstad, D.R. (1992). Mental health professionals' treatment of child abuse: Why professionals may not report. In E. Viano (Ed.), Critical Issues in

Victimology: International Perspectives (p. 130-139). New York: Springer.

Follingstad, D.R., Rutledge, L.L., McNeill-Harkins, K. & Polek, D.S. (1992). Factors related to

physical violence in dating relationships. In E. Viano (Ed.), Intimate Violence: International Perspectives. Washington, DC: Hemisphere Pub.

Follingstad, D.R., Hause, E.S., Rutledge, L.L., & Polek, D.S. (1992). Effects of battered women's

early responses on later abuse patterns. Violence and Victims, 7, 109-128.

Kalichman, S. C., Craig, M. E., & Follingstad, D. R. (1993). Factors influencing the reporting of father-child sexual abuse: Study of licensed practicing psychologists. In J. A. Mindell (Ed.), Issues in clinical psychology. (pp. 130-152). Madison, WI England: Brown & Benchmark/Wm. C. Brown Publ.

Follingstad, D.R. & Breiter, H. (1994). Prescriptive treatments for battering men. In M. Hersen

& R.T. Ammerman (Eds.), Handbook of Prescriptive Treatments for Adults. New York:

Plenum Pub. Corp.

Follingstad, D.R. (1996). Forensic evaluations of battered women defendants: Relevant data to

be applied to elements of self-defense. Applied and Preventive Psychology, 5, 165-178.

Follingstad, D.R., Brondino, M.J., & Kleinfelter, K.J. (1996). Reputation and behavior of

battered women who kill their partners: Do these variables negate self-defense? Journal

of Family Violence, 11, 251-267.

Follingstad, D.R., Shillinglaw, R.D., DeHart, D.D., & Kleinfelter, K.J. (1997). The impact of

elements of self-defense and objective versus subjective instructions on jurors’ verdicts

for battered women defendants. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 12(5), 729-747.

DeHart, D.D., Kennerley, R.J., Burke, L.K., & Follingstad, D.R. (1999). Predictors of attrition in

a treatment program for battering men. Journal of Family Violence, 14(1), 19-34.

Follingstad, D.R., Bradley, R.G., Laughlin, J.E., & Burke, L. (1999). Risk factors and correlates

of dating violence: The relevance of examining frequency and severity levels in a college

sample. Violence and Victims, 14(4), 365-380.

Burke, L.K., & Follingstad, D.R. (1999). Violence in lesbian and gay relationships: Theory,

prevalence, and correlational factors. Clinical Psychology Review, 19(5), 487-512.

Follingstad, D.R. & DeHart, D.D. (2000). Defining psychological abuse of husbands toward

wives: Contexts, behaviors, and typologies. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 15(9),


Bradley, R.G., & Follingstad, D.R. (2001). Utilizing disclosure in the treatment of the sequelae

of childhood sexual abuse: A theoretical and empirical review. Clinical Psychology

Review, 21(1), 1-32.

Follingstad, D.R., Runge, M.M., Ace, A., Buzan, R., & Helff, C. (2001). Justifiability, sympathy

level, and internal/external locus of the reasons battered women remain in abusive

relationships. Violence and Victims, 16(6), 621-644.

Follingstad, D.R., Bradley, R.G., & Helff, C.M., & Laughlin, J.E. (2002). A model for predicting

dating violence in college students: Anxious attachment, angry temperament and need