J. Maria Bermudez, Ph.D., LMFT

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and Human Development and Family Science

Address:
207 Family Science Center (House A)
403 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

E-Mail:

workOffice Phone: 706-542-3296

Fax: 706-542-4843

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Ph.D. MFT/ Human Development Virginia Tech 2002
M.S MFT/ Child & Family Development Purdue University 1997
B.A. Psychology, Minor in Spanish University of Houston 1991

Research

Latino/a family dynamics, the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality among Latinos, narrative family therapy, and feminist informed therapy and research

Teaching

Clinical Practicum in MFT, Couple and Sex Therapy, Supervision of Supervision, Family Intervention, Human Sexuality, Human Development Across the Lifespan, and Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (Women Studies)

Outreach

Marriage, couple and family therapy; helping couples and families work through difficult transitions, parent-child relationships, relational and personal issues specific for GLBT individuals and couples, and outreach for Latino families and marginalized populations

Areas of Expertise

Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Supervision in MFT, Latino Family Dynamics, Culturally Responsive Therapy and Research, and Feminist Family Therapy

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
Texas Tech University- Department of Human Development and Family Studies- Marriage and Family Therapy Program Visiting Professor 2001-2002
Texas Tech University- Department of Human Development and Family Studies- Marriage and Family Therapy Program Assistant Professor 2002-2006

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Editorial Board Member Journal of Marital and Family Therapy 2002-present
Editorial Board Member Journal of Feminist Family Therapy 2002-present
Editorial Board Member Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy 2006-present
Editorial Board Member Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy 2013-present

Publications

Bermudez, J. M., Muruthi, B., & Jordan, L. (equal authorship) (2016).  Decolonizing Research Methods for Family Science: Creating space at the center.  Journal of Family Theory & Review, 8, 192–206. doi:10.1111/jftr.12139.

 

Abrams, B. A., Bermúdez, J. M., Bush, K., McCoy, M., & Stinson, M. A. (2016).  Afro-Caribbean mothers in the US:  An exploratory study from a transnational feminist perspective.  Women & Therapy.

 

Jordan, L.S., Grogan, C., Muruthi, B., Bermudez, J.M. (2016). Polyamory: Power within, power without, and power in between. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy.

 

Willis, A. B., Haslam, D. R., & Bermudez, J. M. (2016).  Using Play Therapy to Facilitate Powerful Emotional Experiences in Families with Young Children. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

 

Bermúdez, J. M., Sharp, E. A., & Taniguchi, N. (2015). Tapping into the complexity: Ambivalent sexism, dating, and familial beliefs among Hispanic young adults. Journal of Family Issues, 36(10), 1274-129. doi:10.1177/0192513X13506706

 

Abrams-Muruthi, B., Bermudez, J. M., Chou, J., & Farnham, A. (2015). Working with transnational immigrant families. Family Therapy Magazine (pp12-17).

 

Bitar, G. W., Kimball, T., Bermúdez, J. M., & Drew, C.  (2014).  Therapist self-disclosure and culturally competent care with Mexican American court mandated clients: A phenomenological study.  Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy, 36, 417-425. doi: 10 1007/s10591-014-9308-4. 

 

Stinson, M. A., George, D. V., Hjelmstad, L. R., McCoy, M. A., Mennenga, K. D., & Bermudez, J. M.  (2014).  Finding Your Cadence: Introducing the Dynamic Developmental Framework of Supervision.  Journal of Systemic Therapies, 32(4), 19-32. doi: 10.1521/jsyt.2013.32.4.19

 

Bermúdez, J..M., Zak-Hunter, L., Stinson, M. A. (2014).  “I am not losing my kids to the streets”: Meanings and experiences of motherhood among Mexican origin women.  Journal of Family Issues, 35, 3-27.  doi:10.1177/0192513X12462680

 

McCoy, M., Stinson, M., & Bermúdez, J. M., Gladney, L. (2013). Utilizing a narrative approach to increase intimacy after prostate cancer.  Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 8(1), 48-69.  doi: 10.1080/15401383.2013.763684

 

Bermudez, J. M., & Mancini, J. (2013). ‘Familias fuertes’: Resilience among Latino families.  In D. Becvar (Ed.)  Handbook of Family Resilience (pp. 215-227). New York: Springer

 

Seponski, D. M., Bermudez, J. M., & Lewis, D. C. (2013). Creating culturally responsive family therapy models and research: Introducing the use of responsive evaluation as a method. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 39(1), 28-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2011.00282.x.

 

Bermúdez, J.M., Stinson, M, A.,&  Zak-Hunter, L. M. & Abrams, B. (2011).  Mejor sola que mal acompañada:  Strengths and challenges of Mexican origin mothers parenting alone. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 52(8), 622-641.

 

Bermúdez, J. M., & Stinson, M. A. (2011).  Redefining conflict resolution styles for Latino couples: Examining the role of gender and culture. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy 23(2), 71-87.

 

Bermúdez, J.M., Zak-Hunter, L., Silva, L. (2011).   Experiences of parenting classes for Mexican American mothers parenting alone: Offering culturally responsive approaches.  American Journal of Family Therapy, 39, 360-374.

 
Kim, J-H., Gale, J., Goetz J , Bermúdez, J. M. (2011).   Relational financial therapy:  An innovative and collaborative treatment approach.  Contemporary Family Therapy, 33(3), 229-241. 

 

Bermúdez, J. M. (Nov./Dec., 2011). Supervising multi-lingual/multi-cultural therapists in training:   What do we need to know? Family Therapy Magazine (pp44-45).

 

Bermúdez, J. M., Kirkpatrick, D., Hecker, L., & Torres-Robles, C. (2010). Describing Latino families and their help-seeking experiences: Challenging the family therapy literature.  Contemporary   Family Therapy, 32(2), 155-172.

 

Bermúdez, J. M., & Parker, M. L. (2010). Context and culture in intimate partner infidelity: Co-Constructing preferred couple narratives. Invited book chapter in J. Carlson and L. Sperry (Eds.) Recovering Intimacy in Love Relationships: A Clinician’s Guide (pp. 271-290). New York: Routledge.


Gale, J., Goetz, J. & Bermúdez, J. M. (2009). Relational financial therapy. Family Therapy Magazine (pp.25-29).
 

Green-Pimentel, L., Goetz, J., Gale, J., Bermúdez, J. M. (2009). An innovative collaboration between financial and relationship experts: Counselors’ perspectives and opportunities for Extension professionals.  The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues (FFCI) 14(2).

 

Bermúdez, J. M., Keeling, M., & Carlson, T. S. (2009). Using art to co-create preferred problem-solving narratives with Latino couples. In M. Rastogi and V. Thomas (Eds.) Multicultural couple therapy (pp. 319-343). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

 

Sharp, E. A., Sorelle-Miner, D. Bermudez, J. M., Walker, M. (2008). “The glass ceiling is kind of a bummer”: College women's reflections of a gender development course.  Family Relations, 57, 530-542.

 

Bitar, G. W., Kimball, T.G., Gee, R., & Bermúdez, J. M. (2008). Overcoming “man pride:” Redefining masculinity with Mexican American men on federal probation. Special Issue for the Journal of Feminist Family Therapy,20(1), 21-45.

 

Gale, J., Bermúdez, J. M. (2008). Clinical Research (pp. 79-84). In L. M. Given (Ed.). The SAGE   encyclopedia of qualitative research methods (Vols. 1 & 2) (pp. 79-82).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Bitar, G.W., Bean, R., & Bermúdez, M. (2007). Influences and processes in theoretical orientation development: A grounded theory pilot study.  American Journal of Family Therapy, 35(2), 109-121.

 

Parker, M. L., Bermúdez, J. M., & Neustifter, R. (2007). Kite in Flight: Identity and empowerment of adolescent girls in dating relationships. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 19 (4), 1-20.

 

Sharp, E. A., Bermúdez, J. M., & Watson, W., & Fitzpatrick, J. (2007). Reflections from the trenches: Our development as feminist teachers. Journal of Family Issues, 28, 529-548.

 

Keeling, M. & Bermúdez, J. M. (2006). Externalizing problems through art and writing: Experiences of process and helpfulness. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 32(4), 405-419.

 

Bermúdez, J.M., Reyes, N. A., & Wampler, K., (2006). Conflict resolution styles among Latino couples.  Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 5(4), 1-21.

 

Miller, M. M. & Bermúdez, J. M. (2004). Intersecting gender and social exchange theory in family therapy. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 16(2), 25-42.

 

Aguirre, C., Bermúdez, J.M., Parra, J.R., Reyes, N.A., & Zamora, J.A. (2004). The process of integrating language, context, and meaning: The voices of bilingual and bicultural therapists. In E. Wieling & M. Rastogi (Eds.), Voices of Color (pp. 189-209). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

 

Bermudez, J. M. and Bermudez, S. (2003).  Altar-making with Latino families : A Narrative therapy perspective.  Journal of Family Psychotherapy 13(3/4), 329-347.  [Reprinted in T. D. Carlson and M. J.  Erickson (Eds.),  Spirituality and Family Therapy (pp. 329-248).  New York:  Haworth Press, Inc.]

 

Bermúdez, J. M., & Bermúdez, S. (2002). Altar-Making with Latino families: A Narrative therapy perspective. Journal of Family Psychotherapy 13(3/4), 329-347.

 

Edwards, S., Bermúdez, J. M., Canady, D., & Protinsky, H. O. (2000). Interviewing a therapist in the presence of a couple: A description of the therapeutic process.  Contemporary Family Therapy, 22(2), 223-232.

 

Prouty, A. M., & Bermúdez, J. M. (1999).  Experiencing multiconsciousness:  A feminist model for therapy.  Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 11(3), 19-39.

 

Bermúdez, J. M. (1998). Recalling the way we were: Narrative therapy for couples.  In L. Hecker and S. Deacon, The Therapist’s Notebook:  Homework, handouts, & activities (pp. 159-162).  New York:  The Haworth Press, Inc.

 

Bermúdez, J. M. (1998). Changing hats during therapeutic impasses.  In T. S. Nelson & T. S. Trepper (Eds.), 101 More interventions in family therapy (pp. 194-197).  New York: The Haworth Press, Inc.

 

Bermúdez, J. M. (1997).  Experiential tasks and therapist bias awareness. Contemporary Family Therapy, 19(2), 253-267.

 

Penn, C., Hernández, S. & Bermúdez, J. M. (1997). Using a cross-cultural perspective to understand infidelity in marital therapy.  American Journal of Family Therapy, 25(2), 169-185.        

Books

McDowel, T., Knudsen-Martin, C., Bermudez, J. M. (co-authored book) (under contract). Socioculturally Attuned Family Therapy: Guidelines for Equitable Theory and Practice. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Job Description

CURRENT ACADEMIC POSITION

The University of Georgia; Athens, Georgia (tenured, Fall 2013)

  -     Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Science and Marriage and Family Therapy

  -     Affiliate Faculty of the Institute for Women's Studies

  -     Affiliate Faculty of the Institute for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACSI)

  -     Affiliate Faculty and Research Fellow of the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in

         Education (CLASE)

  -     Faculty member for the Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies Certificate Program

  -     Internship Coordinator for the Marriage and Family Therapy Program