Original Research on Couples Communication

My master's thesis developed the first measure of couples thoughts that would maintain an unhealthy a distancing-pursuing dynamic, with one partner consistently seeking more time, intimacy and attention while the other partner consistently withdraws or avoids closeness.  Previous research into couples communication and behavior had shown that this distancer-pursuer dynamic is associated with lower relationship [...]

By |2017-06-27T20:22:45+00:00September 24th, 2009|Couples & Family Therapy, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Original Research on Couples Communication


EDUCATION Ph.D. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Aug. 1999 Counseling Psychology (A.P.A. Full Accreditation) Supervised experience included: 4 years at the University Counseling Center 1 year in the Marriage & Family Practicum w/ concurrent graduate classes 1 year in a Community Mental Health Clinic Over 5,500 hours of supervised clinical experience B.A. Davidson College, N.C. [...]

By |2017-11-07T15:52:22+00:00September 23rd, 2009|Academic Resume|Comments Off on Resume
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