Elizabeth (Beth) D’Arrigo-Patrick, PhD in Marital and Family Therapy

Assistant Professor, SSBS/MFS

Beth D’Arrigo-Patrick

Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Medical Family Therapy
  • Chronic Illness and Couple Relationships
  • Queer Couples
  • Qualitative Research Methods


  • PhD, Marital and Family Therapy, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Pepperdine University, Irvine, CA.
  • B.A., Psychology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA


  • ​Illness as a relational process: Grounded theory analysis of couple therapy with liver patients and their partners.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Clinical Process Research
  • Sociocultural attunement in therapy

Certifications and /or licenses:

  • Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (in California)
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate

Selected Publications:

  • D'Arrigo-Patrick, E., Samman, S., & Knudsen-Martin, C. (2020). Illness as a relational process: Grounded theory analysis of couple therapy with liver patients and their partners. Family Process.
  •  D'Arrigo-Patrick, J., D'Arrigo-Patrick, E., & Hoff, C. (2018). Colliding discourses: Families negotiating religion, sexuality, and identity. AFTA Springer Brief.
  • Galick, A., D'Arrigo-Patrick, E., & Knudson-Martin, C. (2015).  Can anyone hear me? Does anyone see me? Women's experiences of heart disease: Implications for Optimal Care. Qualitative Health Research. doi: 10.1177/1049732315584743
  • Falke, S. & D'Arrigo-Patrick, E., (2014). Medical family therapists in action: Expanding conventional family therapy practices and embracing multiple roles. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.
  • Falke, S., Lawson, L., Pandit, M., & Patrick, E. (2013). Participant supervision: Supervisor and intern experiences in cotherapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Select Professional Experience:

Professional Memberships

  • American Family Therapy Academy
  • American Association of Family Therapy
  • IRB – Board Member, NCU


  • Coordinator of Clinical Training & Program Evaluator, Antioch University New England, 2014 – 2019 (Clinical Mental Health Counseling & Marital and Family Therapy, Applied Psychology)

Adjunct Faculty                                                                                                               

  • Northcentral University:  School of Marital and Family Sciences, 2015 - 2019
  • Loma Linda University, School of Behavioral Health, 2017 -2019
  • California State University, San Bernardino, College of Education, 2016-2018
  • California State University, Dominguez Hills, College of Education, 2016 - 2018
  • Chapman University, Marital and Family Therapy Program, 2017- 2020
  • Director of Clinical Training for Online Program, Antioch University Connect, 2015-2016