Yulia Watters, PhD

Core Faculty, Director of Curriculum Development, School of Marriage & Family Sciences

Contact:
ywatters@ncu.edu

Areas of Expertise:
• Adjustment to Illness and Disability
• Aging
• Caregiver Support - Life transitions
• Death
• Dementia
• Family Therapy
• Gerontology
• Grief and Loss
• Loss
• Marriage and Family Therapy
• Medical Family Therapy
• Qualitative Research

Education:
• Ph.D. Marriage and Family Therapy Nova Southeastern University
• M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy Nova Southeastern University
• B.S. Psychology Geneva State University (Geneva, Switzerland)

Dissertation:
Supportive environment during withdrawing of mechanical ventilation: constructivist grounded theory of physicians-intensivists' experiences

Selected Publications:
• Book chapter: Medical family therapy: an overview in Family therapy review: Contrasting contemporary models, (2012) Routledge
• “Curriculum for healing: response to white coat blues,” Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education, (2012)
• “Working with aging families: Therapeutic solutions for caregivers, spouses, and adult children,” Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (2011)
• “Creating a team: A systemic view on collaboration among healthcare providers and medical family therapists,” Annals of Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education (2011)

Licensure:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Selected professional experience:
• Approved Supervisor American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
• The Qualitative Report, Editorial Review Board
• Clinical Research Coordinator Duke Cancer Patient Support Program, Durham, NC
• Adjunct Professor Nova Southeastern University
• Private Practice Help Through Loss
• Marriage and Family Therapist Douglas Gardens Hospice, Miami, FL