Research

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

Dr. Andrea Wittenborn, CFT Program Director and Associate Professor, studies the process and outcomes of interventions for depression, including methods for personalizing treatment. Her research targets interpersonal mechanisms of depression with the goal of decreasing depressive symptoms and enhancing close relationships.

Dr. Adrian Blow, 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. 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.