About Dr. Arthur Cantos


Dr. Arthur Cantos is the Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and was previously Program Director in the APA approved program at La Universidad Carlos Albizu in Puerto Rico and DCT for the Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. He was previously Director of Mental Health for the country of Gibraltar. He practiced as a licensed clinical psychologist in New York State for 15 years working in community mental health, foster care and child abuse, completing forensic diagnostic evaluations and in private practice. He also practiced as a licensed clinical psychologist in Illinois providing services in a specialty clinic for anxiety disorders as well as completing parenting capacity evaluations for the Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS).  He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook as well as advanced degrees and diplomas from Middlesex Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, University of London, England and the University of Valencia, Spain. He is bilingual and bicultural. He has over 30 years of experience in practice and academia and is licensed to practice clinical psychology in the states of Illinois and New York, as well as in the United Kingdom. Over the past 30 years he has done extensive work in all aspects of the family violence area and has made numerous presentations on the topic of treatment of male perpetrators of intimate partner violence.

Representative Publications

Journal Articles

  • Hyun-Soo Lee, Arthur Cantos, Jamie Mach, and Emily Weber. Proactive versus Reactive Perpetrators. no. Partner Abuse.. (March 2018)
  • Arthur Cantos, K.D. O'Leary, and Kenneth Kessler. stability of the severity of intimate partner violence. Journal of interpersonal Violence. no. online (2017): 1–18.
  • Jami Mach, Arthur Cantos, Emily Weber, and David Kosson. The Impact of Perpetrator Characteristics on the Completion of a Partner Abuse Intervention Program. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. (2017): 1-7.
  • Jennifer Wolff, Arthur Cantos, Leslie Zun, and Ashley Taylor. Enhanced Versus Basic Referral for Intimate Partner Violence in an Urban Emergency Department Setting. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2017) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2017.06.044
  • Julia Babcock, Nicholas Armenti, Clare Cannon, Katie Lauve-Moon, Fred Buttell, Regardt Ferreira, Arthur Cantos, John Hamel, Don Kelly, Catheleen Jordan, Peter Lehmann, Penny Leisring, Christopher Murphy, K. O'Leary, Sarah Bannon, Katie Salis, and Ingrid Solano. Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programs: A Proposal for Evidence-Based Standards in the United States. PARTNER ABUSE. 7, no. 4 (2016): 355-460.
  • Daniel Goldstein, Arthur Cantos, Lauren Brenner, Robert Verborg, and David Kosson. Perpetrator Type Moderates the Relationship Between Severity of Intimate Partner Violence and Recidivism.CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND BEHAVIOR. 43, no. 7 (2016): 879-898.
  • D Fowler, Arthur Cantos, and S Miller. Exposure to violence, typology, and recidivism in a probation sample of domestic violence perpetrators.. Child abuse & neglect. 59, (September 2016): 66-77.
  • Arthur Cantos, Daniel Goldstein, Lauren Brenner, K. O’Leary, and Robert Verborg. Correlates and program completion of family only and generally violent perpetrators of intimate partner violence.Behavioral Psychology/ Psicologia Conductual. 23, no. 3 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2015): 549-569. https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/84949543494
  • J Graña, N Redondo, M Muñoz-Rivas, and Arthur Cantos. Subtypes of batterers in treatment: empirical support for a distinction between type I, type II and type III.. PloS one. 9, no. 10 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2014): e110651.
  • Arthur Cantos and K. O'Leary. One Size Does Not Fit All in Treatment of Intimate Partner Violence.Partner Abuse. 5, no. 2 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2014): 204-236.http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/1946-6560.5.2.204
  • Arthur Cantos and Leonard Gries. Therapy Outcome with Children in Foster Care: A Longitudinal Study. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal. 27, no. 2 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2010): 133-149. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10560-010-0198-5
  • Leonard Gries and Arthur Cantos. Factors Associated with Time to Therapy Referral and Length of Placement of Children in Foster Care. Journal of Public Child Welfare. 2, no. 3 (November 2008): 367-381. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15548730802463611
  • Arthur Cantos, John Neale, K. O'Leary, and Richard Gaines. Assessment of coping strategies of child abusing mothers. Child Abuse and Neglect. 21, no. 7 (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 1997): 631-636.https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/0030851645
  • Arthur Cantos, L Gries, and V Slis. Behavioral correlates of parental visiting during family foster care.. Child welfare. 76, no. 2 (March 1997): 309-29.
  • Arthur Cantos, L Gries, and V Slis. Correlates of therapy referral in foster children.. Child abuse & neglect. 20, no. 10 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1996): 921-31.
  • Arthur Cantos, Peter Neidig, and K. O'Leary. Injuries of women and men in a treatment program for domestic violence. Journal of Family Violence. 9, no. 2 (June 1994): 113-124.http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf01531958
  • Arthur Cantos, Peter Neidig, and K. O'Leary. Men and women's attributions of blame for domestic violence. Journal of Family Violence. 8, no. 4 (December 1993): 289-302.http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/bf00978094
  • Arthur Cantos. Coping and child abuse.. (1991)


  • Alan Rosenbaum, Arthur Cantos, and Peter Neidig. Programa de Hombres: Fichas de Trabajo.. Stony Brook: New York: Behavioral Science Associates.. (1994)
  • Arthur Cantos, PH Neidig, and KD O’Leary. Fear and injuries of women and men in a treatment program for domestic violence. Journal of Family Violence. (1991)