Marriage and Family Therapy Faculty

Dr. Branden Henline

Branden H. Henline, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy

Dean, School of Marriage and Family Sciences

Education

Texas Tech University (2002-2006) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marriage and Family Therapy
Dissertation: Technology Use and Intimacy Development in Committed Relationships: Exploring the Influence of Differentiation of Self

Auburn University (2000-2002) Master of Science (MS) in Marriage and Family Therapy
Thesis: The Experience of Sexual and Emotional Online Infidelity

Brigham Young University (1995-2000) Bachelor of Science (BS) in Marriage, Family and Human Development

Recent Publications

Henline, B. H. & Howard, M. D. (2008). Understanding and Treating Cyberbetrayal. Family Therapy Magazine, 7(3), 25-29.

Henline, B. H., Lamke, L. K., & Howard, M. D. (2007). Exploring perceptions of online infidelity. Personal Relationships, 14, 113-128.

Research Interests

The Impact of Technology on Interpersonal Relationships
MFT Program Development and Evaluation
Online MFT Training and Clinical Supervision

Credentials

Clinical Member of AAMFT
AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Certified Family Life Educator

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I enjoy running and I am currently training for my second marathon. I like cooking both American and Thai foods. I read, write and speak the Thai language. I currently volunteer as a Scoutmaster for our local Boy Scout troop, and enjoy camping, hiking, outdoor skills and citizenship and character development with the young men I work with. I am also in the beginning stages of writing my first fictional novel. Above all, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our four children.

 

Dr. James Billings

James C. Billings, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy

Associate Chair of Marriage and Family Therapy Programs.

Education

Loma Linda University (2001–2004)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marriage and Family Therapy
Dissertation: Construct and Concurrent Validity of the Organizational System Questionnaire

Pacific Lutheran University (1998–2000) Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage and Family Therapy

Brigham Young University (1996–1998) Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology

Ricks College (1991–1996) Associate in Arts and Sciences (Assoc) in Psychology

Recent Publications

Billings, J. C., Robbins, G. L., & Gordon, D. A. (2008). A High Conflict Divorce Education Program: After the Storm: Surviving High Conflict Divorce. In Fieldstone, L. B. & Coates, C. A. (Eds.). Innovations in Interventions with High Conflict Families. Madison, WI: Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

Billings, J. C., Kimball, T. G., Shumway, S. T., & Korinek, A. W. (2007). Organizational Systems Questionnaire (OSQ) Validity Study. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 33(2), 147–162.

Donald, A. G., Arbuthnot, J., & Billings, J. C. (2007). Discussion Leader’s Guide After the Storm: Resolving Post-Separation Conflict. Center for Divorce Education, Athens, OH.

Billings, J. C. (2004). Concurrent and Construct Validity of the Organizational Systems Questionnaire (OSQ). Dissertation Abstracts International, 78 (01), 654A.

Research Interests

Program Evaluation and Outcome Research
MFT Program Development and Evaluation
Online MFT Training and Clinical Supervision

Credentials

Clinical Member of AAMFT
AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Clinical Member of CAMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (California)
California Board of Behavioral Sciences Approved Supervisor

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Most of my time outside of work is spent with my loving wife, my three beautiful daughters and my son, going on walks, coaching tee ball games and attending softball games and dance recitals. Growing up on a farm in central Texas instilled a great love for the outdoors and nature in me. I enjoy many outdoor activities such as tennis, baseball, mountain biking, hiking and camping. I recently joined a racquetball league and have found it to be a wonderful stress management tool. I'm especially grateful for the slower, quiet moments in my life when I'm able to spend quality time with my children and wife playing games, reading books, saying bedtime prayers and just enjoying being a family. 

 

Dr. Charles West

Charles West, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy

Director of Clinical Training, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

Vigrinia Polytechnic Institute & State University PhD in Family and Child Development/Marriage and Family Therapy
Dissertation: An Investigation of Second Person Narratives: The Construction of "You" in a Family Therapy Case Study

Indiana State University (1979-1981) Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Psychology

MidAmerica Nazarene University (1972-1976) Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology

Recent Publications

West, C., Hinton, W., Grames, H., & Adams, M. (In press). Marriage and family therapy: Examining the impact of licensure on an evolving profession. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Hinton, W., & West, C. (2008). Understanding the relationship between scope of practice and scope of competence. The Examiner, Issue XVIII, Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists: Jackson, Mississippi.

Hinton, W., & West, C. (2008). Understanding the difference between state regulatory boards and professional associations. The Examiner, Issue XVII, Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists: Jackson, Mississippi.

Hinton, W., Sims, P., Adams, M., & West, C. (2007). Juvenile justice: A system divided. Journal of Criminal Justice Policy Review, Volume 18 (4), 466-483.

Sims, P., Hinton, J., Adams, M.A., & West, C. (2007). Building a bridge: An experiential group for adult survivors of sexual abuse. In D. Viers (Ed.), The Group Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy, 95-101. New York: Haworth Press.

Recent Presentations

Paff Bergen, L., Warner, B., and West, C. (2011). "Continuing Professional Competence: Exploring Alternatives". Presented at the 2011 International Family Therapy Association (IFTA) World Family Therapy Congress, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands.

West, C. (2011). Practicing Ethically as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Social Worker: Practicing Mindfully, Practicing Well. Presented in Oxford, Mississippi, University of Mississippi Counseling Center.

West, C., & Hinton, J. (2010). Marriage and Family Therapy Ethics. Presented at Pine Belt Mental Health Resources.

West, C. (2010). "Continuing Education Report: Survey Results and Discussion". Presented at the 2010 American Association for Marital and Family Therapy Boards Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

Brookes, S. J. & West, C. (2010). "Student Parents On-campus Child Care: Supporting Student Parents and Their Children With High Quality Early Care, Education, and Family Support." Presented to 2010 Student Parent Support Symposium, Columbus, OH.

West, C., Hinton, J., and Grames, H. (2009). Understanding the LMFT supervision process: A workshop for approved supervisors and potential supervisors. Presented at the 2009 Annual Conference of the Mississippi Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Hinton, J., and West, C. (2008). Marriage and family therapy scope of practice and ethical conduct: Making the connection. Presented for the Southern Institute for Family Therapy, Brandon, Mississippi and Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Quin, M., Hinton, W., West, C., Adams, M., & Sims, P. (2006). "Marriage and family therapy: Regulating the profession". Presented at the 2006 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Austin, Texas.

Research Interests

The focus of much of my recent research is on professional regulatory issues impacting the marriage and family profession. My past service as Chair of the Mississippi Examiners for Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as my current service as the President of the Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) has underlined the importance of research focused on professional regulatory issues such as professional discipline and ethics, continuing competence, post graduate supervision, and best regulatory practices. 

Credentials

Clinical Member of AAMFT
AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Clinical Member of MAMFT (Mississippi)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/ Supervisor (Mississippi) 

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In addition to currently serving as President of Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB), I am working with others to establish an online journal for AMFTRB focusing on regulatory issues in MFT. I am also serving as a co-editor of a book, a book focusing on some of the current applications of common MFT therapy models. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife (married 35 years), our two rescue Dalmatians, following NASCAR, riding bicycles, and practicing mindfulness. 

Dr. Darren Adamson 

Darren Adamson, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy

Director of Curriculum, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Brigham Young University (1989)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marriage and Family Therapy
Dissertation: Marital Satisfaction of Caregivers to the Elderly in Multigenerational Families.
Certificate in Gerontology

Brigham Young University (1987)
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy
Thesis: The Relationship of Therapist Verbal Statements to Item Selections in Response to a Computer Assisted Videodisc Simulation.
Minor in Statistics

Weber State University (1984)
Bachelor of Arts in Family Relations
Minor in Political Science 

Publications

Welch, M., Robertson, R., Adamson, D. (2010). Career Tracks for Online Educators, E-Learn Magazine.

Adamson, D.; Feinauer, L.; Lund, D.; Caserta, M. (1992). Factors affecting marital happiness of caregivers of the elderly in multigenerational families, The American Journal of Family Therapy, Volume 20, 1, 62–70.

Busby, D. M., Glenn, E., Steggell, G. L., & Adamson, D. W. (1993). Treatment issues for survivors of physical and sexual abuse. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 19, 377–392.

Gardner, M., Adamson, D., Stahmann, R. (1993). The effects of Employee Assistance Program Services on Healthcare Costs and Absenteeism. Doctoral Dissertation completed by Michael Gardner, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

Adamson, D. and Gardner, M. (1993). Employee Assistance Programs and Managed Care: Merge and Converge in Sauber, S. R. (Ed.), Managed Mental Health Care: Major Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches. Psychology Press, Taylor and Francis Group, London, pp. 67–82.

Research Interests

Creating Hope in Therapy, Outcomes Measurement of MFT Effectiveness, Couple Transition to Parenthood, Effectiveness of Online MFT

Credentials

Clinical Member of AAMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, State of Utah

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In addition to my own private practice and research, I find great fulfillment in teaching and advising students. There is nothing in my professional life that compares to the thrill of seeing a fellow human being gain understanding of a topic they are exploring. To assist them in accomplishing and celebrating an educational goal is very gratifying, professionally and personally. It provides a sense of professional continuity; giving to the next generation of healers. Outside of work, I spend time with my wife of nearly 30 years and our children, learning the fascinating lessons of life.

 

Lisa Kelledy, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy

Director of Engagement and Retention, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

Nova Southeastern University (2007)
Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT)
Dissertation: Giving New Meaning to a Life with Parkinson’s Disease: The Construction of Persona Narratives. 

Nova Southeastern University (1998)
Master of Science (MS) in Marriage and Family Therapy

Nova Southeastern University (1996)
Bachelor of Arts (BS) in Psychology

Publications

Kelledy, L. (2000). The Clients Theory of Change. In B. Duncan & S. Miller, The heroic client: Doing
client-directed outcome-informed therapy. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Research Interest

Medical Family Therapy issues, chronic illness, bereavement, adolescent self-harming behaviors, human sexuality, gender identity issues, and substance abuse/addictions

Credentials

Florida Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist#2325

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I enjoy cooking, watching movies, and playing scrabble. Outdoor interests including biking (mountain and road) as well has hiking.

 

Patricia D. Postanowicz, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy

Full Time Foundations Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

Florida State University (2002-2009)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marriage and Family Therapy

Northeastern University (2000-2002)
Master of Science (MS) in Counseling Psychology

Clark University (1996-2000)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and Women’s Studies, graduated Cum Laude

University of Stirling (1999-2000)
Study Abroad in Stirling, Scotland, UK

Recent Publications

McWey, L. M. & Donovan [Postanowicz], P. D. (2008). Providing developmentally appropriate family therapy: Working with families involved in the foster care system. In R. Lee & J. Whiting (Eds.), Foster Care Therapist Handbook: Relational Approaches to Children and Their Families. Child Welfare League of America: Washington, DC.

Research Interests 

Mental illness and the family, sexual abuse and sexual assault, and addictions and the family

Credentials

Affiliate Member of AAMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, Florida

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I married my husband Chris in 2009 and we are currently expecting our first child. I have 4 furry children already (2 dogs and 2 cats) and we are excited to welcome a new member to our family come this fall. When not working, I enjoy movies, traveling, reading, playing with my dogs in the back yard and enjoying the beautiful Pensacola beaches.

 

Tiffany Brown, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

Texas Tech University (2009)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Dissertation:  Coping Through Cutting:  A Phenomenology of Self-Harm

University of Oregon (2005)

Master in Education (M.Ed.) in Couples and Family Therapy

University of Oregon (2002)

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology and Sociology

 

Michael DuPont, PhD, Family Therapy

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

 Texas Woman’s University (2009)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Family Therapy

Angelo State University (1985)

Master of Science (MS) in Counseling Psychology

Angelo State University (1983)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology

 

Stephanie Falke, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

Loma Linda University (2009)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marriage and Family Therapy

Brigham Young University (2004)

Master of Science (MS) in Marriage and Family Therapy

Brigham Young University (2004)

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology with a minor in English

 

Triston Morgan, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

Brigham Young University (2008)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marriage and Family Therapy

Dissertation:  The Costs of Treating Substance Abuse: Individual versus Conjoint Therapies

Loma Linda University (2005)

Master of Science (MS) in Marriage and Family Therapy

Brigham Young University (2003)

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Marriage, Family and Human Development

 

Wayne Perry, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

Amridge University (2011)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Marriage and Family Therapy

Dissertation:  Constructing Personal Identity through Online Community:  Distance Supervision in a Graduate Counseling and a Graduate Marriage and Family Therapy Program

Valdosta State College (1990)

Post-Master’s Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy

Emory University (1980)

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

Dissertation:  Education for Responsibility:  A Chaplain’s Role in a Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program

Campbell College (1974)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology

 

Rob Porter, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

Texas Tech University (2011)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Dissertation:  Perceptions of Safety and Violence among Relationship Education Participants: A Grounded Theory Study

Auburn University (2007)

Master of Science (MS) in Marriage and Family Therapy

Brigham Young University (2004)

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Marriage, Family and Human Development

 

Anthony Santiago, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa (2005) 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Human Development and Family Studies (Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy)

Dissertation: Asian international students‟ ethnic identity, spirituality, acculturation, and experience of racism: Relationship with attitude toward seeking professional therapeutic help 

Abilene Christian University (1997)

Master of Science (MS) in Psychology

Abilene Christian University (1996) 

Master of Marriage and Family Therapy (M.MFT) Marriage and Family Therapy

Austin Graduate School of Theology (1994)

Bachelor of Arts in Ministry and Christian Studies

 

Yulia Watters, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy

Education

Nova-Southeastern University (2011)

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marriage and Family Therapy

Nova-Southeastern University (2011)

Graduate Certificate in Family Systems Healthcare

Nova-Southeastern University (2007)

Master of Science (MS) in Marriage and Family Therapy

Geneva State University (Switzerland)

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology

 

Victoria D. Coleman, EdD Counseling Psychology

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

Rutgers University Doctor of Education (EdD) in Counseling Psychology
Dissertation: The Self-Esteem and Vocational Maturity of Females

Northern Illinois University Master of Science in Education (MSEd) in Counselor Education

The University of Iowa Master of Arts (MA) in U.S. & Latin American History
Master’s Essay: The De Priest Tea Incident and its Political Repercussions

The University of Iowa Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science

Recent Publications

Coleman, V.D. (2008). A model of career development: 21st century applications. Australian Career Practitioner, 19(3), 19-20. 

Research Interests

Career Development of Multicultural & Diverse Populations, Addictions, Anger, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, PTSD/Military Families, Sports Psychology and Counseling

Credentials

Clinical Member of AAMFT
AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Anger Management Facilitator
Federal Mediator
Master Addiction Counselor
Master Career Counselor
Substance Abuse Professional

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In my spare time, I enjoy travel; cultural activities; arts and crafts; and university and professional sports, specifically football and basketball. With an interest in all genres of music, I have played violin in a community orchestra.

 

William J. De Leo, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

Amridge University (formerly Southern Christian U.) (2003-2008)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marriage and Family Therapy
Dissertation: Counseling Choices of Protestant Church Attendees

Kansas State University (1986-87)
Master of Science (MS) in Family Studies

University of Texas at El Paso (1976-1983)
Masters of Education (MEd) in Educational Psychology and Guidance

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1966-69)
Masters of Divinity (MDiv) in Theology and Pastoral Care

Southeastern University (1962-66)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Bible/Theology

Research Interests

MFT and Pastoral Care, Ministers and Pastoral Care, Church Members and Counseling Choice

Credentials

Clinical Member of AAMFT
AAMFT Approved Supervisor

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I have run 12 marathons including, Paris, Berlin, All Army, San Diego, Big Sur, and the Redwoods, but have been forced to discontinue; alas, age and being worn out! After serving as a US Army Chaplain, I now enjoy serving our military as a Military and Family Life Consultant. I volunteer to church groups and enjoy NC and FL beaches. Grandchildren are a wonder. I love reading mysteries. Life is just amazing . . . what else is there?

 

Barbara J. Harrold, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education 

Brigham Young University Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marriage and Family Therapy
Dissertation: Virtual Affairs: A Qualitative Study of the Meanings of Computer-mediated Extramarital Affairs

Montana State University Master of Science (MS) in Marriage and Family Therapy
Thesis: Making Meaning of Gender From Role Division in Long-term, Dual-earner Marriages

Old Dominion University Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology 

Recent Publications

Harrold, B., Watson, W., & Manning, J. (2010). Virtual affairs: A qualitative study of Internet-mediated extramarital affairs. Currently under review.

Research Interests

Qualitative Inquiry

Marriage and Coupling as Evolving Constructs (Fidelity and Infidelity — romantic and financial, Commuter Marriages, Distance Relationships)

Credentials

Clinical Member of AAMFT
AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor 

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I live in the cold because I like to ski. I enjoy gardening, walking my dog and visiting and camping in and around the national parks. I have a grown son faring well after two tours in Iraq. In addition to academic pursuits, I have a private marriage and family therapy practice, and have been very active in my state’s division of AAMFT.

 

Michelle Karume, DMFT Marriage and Family Therapy

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

Loma Linda University (2007-2010)
Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT)
Dissertation: Evaluation of a Symptom Management Program for Fibromyalgia Patients and their Families.

University of Houston-Clear Lake (2003-2007)
Master of Arts (MA) in Marriage and Family Therapy

University of Houston-Main (1996-2001)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology

Publications

Karume, M. (in preparation). A Relational Symptom Management program for Fibromyalgia Patients and their families: A qualitative study.

Karume, M. (in preparation). MFT Trainees’ and Interns’ Perceptions of Support Received in Supervision. 

Karume, M. (in preparation). A critical review of interprofessional training among healthcare providers-A quantitative study.

Karume, M. (in preparation). Transforming Relationships in Group Homes: A Qualitative Study of theNurtured Heart Approach”

Karume, M. (in preparation). Domestic violence book

Research Interests

Program Evaluation and Outcome Research, Collaborative care, Developing treatment programs for chronic pain patients

Credentials

Clinical Member of AAMFT
Clinical Member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (California)

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I enjoy eating, cooking and learning to cook new dishes. I enjoy hosting friends and spending a wonderful time of fellowship. I currently sing in my church choir, which brings me utmost joy to serve through praise and worship. I have always enjoyed participating sports especially swimming. I am currently taking a Zumba class that I am really enjoying. Spending time with friends, playing games, and watching movies are other things I enjoy.

 

Camille Lafleur, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education 

Kansas State University (2003–2009)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marriage and Family Therapy
Dissertation: Mothers’ Reactions to Disclosures of Sibling Sexual Abuse

Oklahoma Baptist University (2001–2003)
Master of Science (MS) in Marriage and Family Therapy

The University of Kansas (1993–1999)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Human Development and Family Life

Recent Publications

DuPree, W. J., White, M., Lafleur, C., & Olson, C. (2007). Infidelity treatment patterns:
A practice-based evidence approach. American Journal of Family Therapy, 35, 4, 327–341.

Research Interests 

Secondary Trauma in Child Sexual Abuse Situations
The Scientist-Practitioner Gap
Cultural Competence
Clinical Supervisory Techniques and MFT Training Issues
Ethics in Therapy
Family and Race Dynamics 

Credentials

Clinical Member of AAMFT

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I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and enjoy reading and listening to music. I have a chocolate Labrador named Brooklyn Blaze who is very spoiled; we share long walks together and enjoy playing with the Frisbee. I am a board member for a daycare company that has four different facilities — a position I truly enjoy! I have developed a company named Beautifully Human, L.L.C., and am looking forward to the business possibilities this venture holds. My first challenge through the company is locating a publisher for a children’s book that I wrote and illustrated with a couple of my friends. I am looking forward to having this book published and beginning work on a second book.

 

Deanna Linville, PhD, LMFT

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Human Development, Specialization in Marriage & Family Therapy (2003)
Dissertation: Family experiences concerning adopting a previously institutionalized child from Russia or Romania.

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Pre-doctoral Behavioral Health Fellowship, Chicago Center for Family Health(2002-2003)

Virginia Tech University, NOVA Center, Falls Church
Master of Arts (MA) Human Dev.& Family Studies. Specialization in Marriage & Family Therapy (2000)
Thesis: The analysis of extracurricular activities and parental monitoring and their relationship to adolescent violence.

Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia
Bachelor of Arts (BA) Psychology &Family and Child Development (Dual major) (1997)

Recent Publications

Todahl, J., Linville, D., & Tuttle, A. (in press). Impact of couples group therapy for IPV: A narrative analysis. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Linville, D., Stice, E., & O’Neil, M. (in press). Parent and peer influences on adolescent eating disorder risk factors and symptoms: A three-year prospective study. International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Gonzales, G., Chronister, K., &Linville, D. (in press). Resiliency of adult male survivors of childhood domestic violence.Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

Todahl, J., Linville, D., Tuttle, A., &Skurtu, A. (in press). Client perspectives on couples group therapy services for IPV: A narrative analysis. Violence Against Women.

Linville, D., O’Neil, M., & Huebner, A. (2010). Positive adult support and depression symptoms in adolescent females: The partially mediating role of eating disturbances. Journal of Research on Adolescence.doi:10.1111/j.1532-7795.2010.00687

Linville, D., Chronister, K., Dishion, T., Todahl, J., Miller, J., Shaw, D., Gardner, F., & Wilson, M. (2010).A longitudinal analysis of parenting practices, couple satisfaction, and childhood behavior problems. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 36, 244-255. doi:10.1111/j.1752-0606.2009.00168

Knoble, N., &Linville, D. (2010).Outness and relationship satisfaction in same gender couples. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. doi:10.1111/j.1752-0606.2010.00206

Research Interests

Eating disorders: assessment, intervention, & prevention in medical care settings; Couples Issues: partner violence prevention & intervention; transition to parenthood; Multidisciplinary collaboration: medical family therapy

Credentials

Clinical Member of AAMFT
AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, State of Washington
Certified Gottman Educator

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In addition to my research, I am passionate about teaching and advising. Nothing compares to the pride and accomplishment I feel when my students learn to do something new, discover a passion they did not know they had, achieve their goals, or improve their clinical and research abilities. Outside of work, I spend my time on long-distance running and running after my kids.

 

Thomas Matta PhD Mariage and Family Therapy

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

University of Southern California (1991 -1996)
Doctor of Sociology (PhD) in Marriage and Family Therapy 

University of Southern California (1991)
Master of Science (MS) in Marriage and Family Therapy 

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania (1975-1977)
Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Psychology 

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania(1975) Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Psychology 

Recent Publications

Matta, T.F., Matta, D.S, & Matta, J.K. (2010). Mentoring Moments. National Council on Family Relations.

Research Interests

The interplay between psychodiagnostic medical models and family systems theory, MFT Regulations

Credentials

Clinical Member of AAMFT
California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist # MFC25029
Pennsylvania Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist # MF000001
Certified Substance Abuse Professional

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I enjoy serving as a consultant with a company which has a contract with the Department of Defense to provide counseling services to military personnel and their families.

 

James E. Tille, PhD, DMin, LMFT, LMHC, CDP

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

Capella University (2002–2005)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Human Services with Specialization in Professional Counseling
Dissertation: An Analysis of an Independent Study on Emotional and Behavioral Problems for 13-to-18-year-old Incarcerated Female First-time Offenders and Recidivists

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (1997–2000)
Doctor of Ministry (DMin) with Emphasis in Pastoral Care and Counseling
Ministry Project: Equipping Parents to Be the Primary Christian Sex Educators in Their Family

Liberty University (1989–1990)
Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling
Post-graduate Specialization in Substance and Alcohol Abuse Counseling (1991)
Post-graduate Specialization in Marriage and Family Counseling (1994)

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (1985–1988)Master of Divinity with Emphasis in Theology

Recent Publications

Tille, J. E. & Rose, J. C. (2007). Emotional and behavioral problems of 13-to18-year-old incarcerated female first-time offenders and recidivists: A research note. Juvenile Justice and Youth Violence 5(4), 426–435.

Research Interests 

Family Systems Theory and Therapy
Adolescent Female Recidivism
Addictions
Spirituality

Credentials

Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of AAMFT
National Certified Counselor, NBCC
Approved Clinical Supervisor, CCE
Fellow, American Psychotherapy Association
National Certified Addiction Counselor II, NAADAC
Chemical Dependency Specialist III, Northwest Indian Alcohol-Drug Board
Pastoral Counselor (Mental Health Fellow), AAPC
Charter Clinical Member, AACC

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I truly enjoy both clinical practice with more severe cases and supervision of clinical staff, interns and supervisees in various disciplines at the military substance abuse clinic where I serve as the outpatient clinic supervisor, with additional duties for the marriage and family therapy program and spirituality program. I love to teach at NCU as well as at Faith Seminary, where I am an Assistant Professor of Christian Counseling. I also have a part-time private pastoral care, counseling and consulting practice, where I am able to operate on a sliding scale and do pro bono work. I am an overjoyed contrabass who sings in the church choir, a men's ensemble, a mixed ensemble and a Southern Gospel quartet, as able. In addition, I enjoy reading professional journals and books, as well as philosophy of various perspectives. It is a joy to spend time with my wonderful wife, Kay, who is from Korea, and with whom I have shared more than 34 years of marriage. In addition, we rejoice in the transition of our son, Charles, from a professional tennis player and instructor to a Doctor of Optometry student at Nova Southeastern University, and enjoy his visits between semesters. I like to walk and do Tai Chi for keeping fit. Of course, I love great Korean food, which my loving wife is quite apt at preparing and serving.

 

Henry D. Warnock, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

Amridge University (2009)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marriage and Family Therapy
Dissertation: Boszormenyi-Nagy in the Age of Globalization: Political Economy and the Dialectics of Contextual Theory, Sustainable Development, and Hegelian Recognition

Georgia Southern University (2003)
Post-Graduate Study toward an EdS in Counseling

Mercer University (1993)
Master of Family Studies (MFS) with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy

Mercer University (1983)
Master of Education (MEd) in English

Mercer University (1981)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English, Minors in Philosophy, History

Research Interests 

Contextual Theory/ Therapy, commonalities of systems and natural ecology, social justice & political economy, psychological identity and pluralism, phenomenology, elder diagnosis &care, and juvenile delinquency

Credentials

Clinical Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
MFT Georgia Licensure # 901 (1999)
Member of International Family Therapy Association
Certified Red Cross Disaster Training in Mental Health
Member of Hegel Society of America

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My wife, Judy, and I live in Savannah, Georgia. We enjoy traveling, hiking, and camping.

 

Georgie P. Winter, PhD Marriage and Family Therapy

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

University of Connecticut (1988–1994)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marriage and Family Therapy
Dissertation: The Relationship Among Family of Origin Functioning, Beliefs About Control and Cross-Generational Functioning

University of Connecticut (1987–1989)
Master of Science (MS) in Marriage and Family Therapy
Thesis: The Relationship Between Locus of Control, Coping Strategies and Mental Health for Women Coping with Infertility

University of California at Berkeley (1959–1963)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology

Recent Presentations

What Really Works in Online MFT Training, Workshop at the AAMFT National Conference, Sacramento, California, October 3, 2009 (with Branden Henline, PhD). 

Research Interests 

Characteristics of Successful Online Teaching
Role of Attachment in the Supervisor-Supervisee Relationship
Relationship of MFT Theory and Practice 

Credentials

Clinical Member of AAMFT
AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Kansas Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist 

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I am very fortunate to live in an area where the weather is always beautiful just about every day. I enjoy long walks by the ocean with my small dog or moderately long bike rides on the local trails. I am an avid reader and gardener, and, when time allows, I work on my needlepoint or use my small kiln to make glass jewelry. My two sons live close by with their families, and I am especially happy that I am often able to share time with them. 

 

Dale Bertram, PhD

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

PhD, Nova Southeastern University, Family Therapy, 1995
MEd, Albertson College of Idaho, Counseling, 1991
MA, Eastern New Mexico University, Religion, 1983 

Publications

Bertram, D. (2011). Confessions of an online educator. Family Therapy Magazine, September/October, 10-13.

Bertram, D. (1996). Joining With All Members of a Family System: The Rhetoric of Antilogic in Family Therapy Dialogue, Contemporary Family Therapy, 18, 523-533.

Bertram, D. (1993). Missing Links: The Enthymeme and its Utility in Systemic Family Therapy Dialogue. Family Process, 32, 232-238.

Bertram, D., Hale, D., & Frusha, C. (1993). Rhetorical Theory and Family Therapy Practice. Contemporary Family Therapy, 15, 139-147.

Research Interests

Rhetorical Aspects of Family Therapy Dialogue, Ericksonian Clinical Supervision, Distance Education, Outcomes Based Assessment. 

Credentials

AAMFT Clinical Member
AAMFT Approved Supervisor
LMFT Alabama
LMFT Kentucky 

 

Gita Seshadri, Ph.D, LMFT

Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapy Programs

Education

Loma Linda University (2010)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Marital and Family Therapy
Concentration/Certificate: Family Studies

Loma Linda University (2004)
Masters of Science in Marital and Family Therapy 

University of California, Irvine (2002)
Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Psychology Minor, Management 

Publications

Seshadri, G & Knudson-Martin, C. (Feb 2012) “How Couples Manage Interracial and Intercultural Differences: What works?, Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy

Cowdery, R. Scarborough, N. Lewis, M., Seshadri G. (2009) Pulling Together: African American Couples Manage Social Inequalities. In C. Knudson-Martin & A. R. Mahoney (Eds), Couples, Gender, and Power: Creating Change in Intimate Relationships, (215-234), New York, NY: Springer Publications

Cowdery, R.S., Scarborough, N., Knudson-Martin, C., Seshadri, G., Lewis, M.E., & Mahoney, A.R. (2009). Gendered power in cultural contexts: Part II. Middle class African American heterosexual couples with young children. Family Process, 48, 25–40.

Credentials

California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Clinical Member of AAMFT
Clinical Member of CAMFT
Participating on AAMFT-CA division elections counsel

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I am currently a licensed marriage and family therapist and in my career thus far, I have worked with a variety of different populations/clientele. I have worked with children, adolescents, couples, families, individuals, on various issues including a systemic perspective of: mandated, residential, self referred, private pay, and insurance clients. I have experience working with: grief; culture, gender, and racial issues; parenting; depression; anxiety; relationship issues; pre-marital issues, substance dependence/addiction; domestic violence; child abuse; dual diagnosis; anger management; parenting; and eating disorders. Currently, I work with helping those facing issues of addiction. I also value the importance of research and academic rigor, and as such, am teaching graduate courses along with my clinical work, part time. In my spare time I like to exercise and experiment with various recipes when cooking.

 

Janine DuBach

Academic Operations Coordinator, Marriage and Family Therapy Program

Education

Janine is currently completing the requirements for her bachelor's degree at Northcentral University

Work History

Janine joined Northcentral in June of 2010, where she assisted both students and staff during her first year. In July of 2011, she began working for Marriage and Family Therapy, carrying with her the passion to assist students and help with the accreditation process. Prior to joining Northcentral, Janine worked for Honeywell Inc., for their Aerospace Division, assisting various departments including Export Compliance and Strategic Planning. 

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Janine is an Arizona native, who enjoys the dessert, hiking and spending time with her puppy.  She is devoted to the protection of animals.

 

Rachel Butterfras, MA Marriage and Family Therapy, LMFT-A 

Academic Advisor, SBHS, Psychology and MFT Programs

Education

Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy

Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry

Interests

I love to read, scrapbook, and watch The Real Housewives. As an avid sports fan, I support the Houston Texans and Duke Blue Devils basketball. I'm a proud native of Texas who loves country music, wearing cowboy boots, and rodeos. My husband and I were married in October 2011 and are happy with having an only child, Piper, a miniature Yorkshire terrier.

 

Brandon Lyons, MS Marriage and Family Therapy

Academic Advisor, SBHS, Psychology and MFT Programs

Education

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Medical Center, Omaha, NE Post Degree Certificate in Medical Family Therapy

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy

Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Credentials

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in Arizona
Associate Member of AAMFT

Interests

I love the game of soccer and have been playing since the age of 4. I played soccer at Nebraska Wesleyan University and loved every minute of it. I was raised and have lived in the Midwest for most of my life. I have recently relocated to the great state of Arizona with my wife. We love it and do not miss the snowy, freezing, windy, and humid Midwest. My other interests include watching movies, playing sports, hiking, trying out new foods, and watching Nebraska Cornhuskers football."