Jennifer L. Gonyea, Ph.D. LMFT LPC

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Senior Lecturer

Address:
103 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

E-Mail:

workOffice Phone: 706-542-4830

Curriculum Vitae

Current Classes

HDFS 3930 and HDFS 3930E - Development of Interpersonal Relationships

HDFS 5100 - Family Intervention

HDFS 5910 - HDFS Applied Internship

HDFS 2100E - Development within the Family

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. Child and Family Development, Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy University of Georgia 2005
M.S. College and Agency (Community) Counseling State University of New York, Plattsburgh 1996
B.S. Psychology State University of New York, Geneseo 1994

Research

My research encompasses the clinical aspects of my role in the department as well as my role as a faculty member: the practice and supervision of couple and family therapy as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning (pedagogy).

Current Research

My teaching and scholarship focuses on examining family interactions, improving family functioning, coupled interactions, and strengthening couples as well as the methods for training others for service delivery with couples and families.  I use qualitative and mixed methods designs in my scholarship of pedagogy, ethical decision-making, community engagement, couple/family intervention, and community-based interventions that encompass overall health, nutrition, mindfulness, and mental health. I conduct evaluation research on both the processes and outcomes of community based trainings, organizations, and community based intervention programs directed toward improving mental health outcomes, overall wellness, and intimate relationships. 

Teaching

I primarily teach undergraduate courses relevant to my role as an MFT (e.g. Intimate Relationships, Issues in Family Systems, and Family Intervention). However, I am actively involved in mentoring undergraduates in their professional development through supervising applied and research internships. In addition, I periodically teach MFT practica. 

Outreach

I serve the Athens-Clarke County community through my clinical practice at Samaritan Center for Couseling and Wellness, a local non-profit where approximately 30% of the clients utilize the Counseling Assistance Fund (CAF) and who would not otherwise be able to afford mental health services. 

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service

Journal Articles

Gonyea, J. L. (2004). Internet Sexuality: Clinical implications for couples.  The American Journal of Family Therapy, 32(5), 375 - 390.

Gonyea, J. L.J., Wright, D. W. and Earl-Kulkosky, T. (2014), Navigating Dual Relationships in Rural Communities. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. 40(1), 125 – 136.

Gonyea, J. & Kozak, M.S. (2014). Scaffolding family science student experiences to increase employment options and preparedness. Family Science Review, 19(1), 26-36.

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Assistant Editor International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2014 -

Service

Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
Georgia Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Past President 2016 Professional Leadership
Georgia Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) President 2014 - 2015 Professional Leadership
Georgia Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) President-Elect 2013 Professional Leadership
Georgia Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Secretary 2009 - 2010 Professional Leadership
Georgia Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Membership Chair 2008 Professional Leadership
Family Science Association Invited Manuscript Reviewer 2016 Scholarship/Pedagogy

Publications

Jones, J.L  (1996) ITA: An Evaluation model of clinical program efficacy (Unpublished Masters Thesis). State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY. 

 

Gonyea, J. L. (2005). Alone in a crowded room: An exploration of family time expenditure and investment related to computer use (Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation). University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

 

Gonyea, J. L. (2010). Instructors Manual for Intimate Relationships by J. Bradbury and B. Karney. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

 

Gonyea, J.L. (2013). Instructors Manual for Intimate Relationships by J. Bradbury and B. Karney (2nd Ed). New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Books

Gonyea, J.L. & Kozak, M.S. (2015). Navigating Career Roadmaps: Developing your professional GPS through Internships. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company.

Gonyea, J.L. & Kozak, M.S. (2016) Navigating Career Roadmaps: Developing your professional GPS through internships (2nd Ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company.