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SHSS Faculty, Alum and Doctoral Students Present at AAMF Conference in Texas

Several faculty members, alumni and doctoral students in the Department of Family Therapy (DFT) in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) presented and facilitated sessions at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) held in Fort Worth, Texas. The theme of this year’s conference was “The Science of Relationships.” The presenters included:

Douglas Flemons, Ph.D., professor and Shelley Green, Ph.D., professor, presented an all-day Institute entitled, “Transforming Paradoxes in Intimate Couple Relationships,” Douglas also presented on  “Therapeutic Suicide Assessment: Risks, Resources, and Safety.”

Tommie V. Boyd, Ph.D., chair and cssociate professor, Anne Rambo, Ph.D., associate professor and doctoral student Marckdaline St. Fort presented a workshop entitled: “MFTs in Schools-Why, How and Why Now.”

Randy Heller, Ph.D., alum and adjunct faculty presented a workshop entitled: “Competent Participation of the MFT in Collaborative Divorce.”

The following Research Posters were presented:

Christine Ajayi, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor presented a research poster, “Quarrelsome Love: Conflict in Emerging Adult Relationships.”

Annette M. Gutierrez-Hersh, Ph.D., DFT alum, Tommie V. Boyd, Ph.D., Ronald Chenail, Ph.D., professor, and Chris Burnett, Ph.D., associate professor, prepared a research poster: “A Grounded Theory How Parents Cope with their Child’s CHD,” presented by Gutierrez-Hersh and Boyd.

DFT Doctoral students, Maelouise Tennant, Michelle Manley, and Jacqueline Clarke, and Ron Chenail, Ph.D., prepared a research poster, “Documenting MFT Client-Therapist Interaction Systemically,” presented by Tennant, Manley, and Clarke.

DFT Doctoral Candidates, Laura Richter, Kimberly Dockery, Edrica Richardson, and Ron Chenail, Ph.D., prepared poster: “How MFT Trainees Document Task Assignments,” presented by Richter, Dockery, and Richardson.