PI on a project developing and testing a treatment protocol for an interdisciplinary approch to financial and relational stress. Also doing research on attachment of families with adopted children; meditation and family therapy, and premarital counseling and HIV-AIDS in Black Churches.
Athens Community Crisis Response Team (ACRT) Founding member
Postmodern approaches to therapy and identity development; qualitative research methods.
Interests include the self of therapist; spirituality and therapy; how learning occurs; effective teaching strategies, and the construction of knowledge. I am exploring how improvisation can be used in therapy and in research. I am also studying adoption and multicultural influences on the family.
|1989||Ph.D.||Marriage and Family Therapy||Texas Tech University
|1979||M.Ed.||Counseling & Guidance Ed.|| University of Arizona
|1974||B.A.||Psychology|| University of Michigan
Gale, J. (2000) Keynote presenter, Utah State Conference on Family Therapy. The Art of Improvisation for Family Therapists. Steffe, C. & Gale, J. (Eds.). (1995). Constructivism in education. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Gale, J. (1991). Conversation analysis of therapeutic discourse. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishers.