Research

Couple and Family Therapy faculty and students are actively involved in research both inside the University and in community-based programs.

Dr. Adrian Blow, CFT Program Director and Associate Professor, conducts research on issues related to families and trauma. His most recent work is focused on military families, change processes in family therapy, and couple resiliency processes.

Dr. Marsha Carolan, CFT Clinic Director and Associate Professor, has written in the area of diversity, with a particular focus on the impact of diversity on health and health disparities. Her most recent work relates to clinical services for interpersonal violence and conflict in couple relationships

Dr. Andrea Wittenborn, Associate Professor, studies mental health intervention from a systems theory perspective. She is PI of an innovative NIMH funded study using simulation modeling to assess personalized treatment for depression. Her most recent work aims to develop and test novel technologies for detecting depression.

Dr. Kendal Holtrop, Associate Professor, maintains a program of research focused on parenting and parenting interventions. Her research activities include adapting and implementing evidence-based interventions in community settings as well as examining parenting practices and family processes to inform intervention work.