Stephanie E Armes, M.S.

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Doctoral Candidate (MFT Emphasis), Graduate Research Assistant

Address:
101 Child Development Lab at McPhaul
202 Carlton St
Athens, GA 30602

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workOffice Phone: 706-542-4905

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
M.S. Couple and Family Therapy University of Kentucky 2014
B.A. Psychology, Minor in Spanish Seattle Pacific University 2007

Research

Previous academic research has focused on military families post-deployment, compassion fatigue in therapists, and problem-solving processes and marital quality of African American married couples over time. Before becoming a graduate student, I participated in community-based research with chronically homeless individuals, which led to support for the development of a homeless shelter in downtown San Diego, CA.

Current Research

My research interests are focused on secondary trauma in helping professionals working with at-risk and mariginalized populations. I am currently investigating experiences of Cambodian therapists working with complex trauma in Cambodia. Additional interests include formation and maintenance of trauma across individuals, families, and communities; re-integration of chronically homeless popualtions into housing and social communities; and uses of language switching when working with mulitlingual families in family therapy.

Teaching

Co-instructor, HDFS 2100: Development within the Family (Spring 2017)

Areas of Expertise

Trauma, Secondary Traumatization

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
University of Kentucky, Department of Family Sciences Graduate Research Assistant to Department chair and chair of Couple and Family Therapy program 2012-2014
People Assisting the Homeless (Los Angeles, CA) Regional Manager, Community Outreach Coordinator, Street Outreach Case Manager, Outreach Intern 2007-2012
Seattle Pacific University, School of Psychology, Family and Community Undergraduate Research Assistant, Early Educational Enrichment Program 2007
Seattle Pacific University, School of Psychology, Family and Community Teaching Assistant, General Psychology 2006-2007
University of Washington, Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinic (Lab of Marsha M. Linehan) Undergraduate Research Assistant 2005-2006

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Wampler Marriage and Family Therapy Award University of Georgia Department of Human Development and Family Science 2018
2nd Place, Marriage and Family Therapy Ethics Competition American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy 2016
Wampler Marriage and Family Therapy Award University of Georgia Department of Human Development and Family Science 2016
Graduate Student of Excellence University of Kentucky School of Human and Environmental Sciences 2014
Alice P. Killpatrick Fellowship Recipient University of Kentucky School of Human and Environmental Sciences 2013-2014
Commendation for Outstanding work with Homeless populations Los Angeles, CA City Council 2009
Commendation for Outstanding work with Homeless populations West Hollywood, CA City Council 2009

Journal Articles

Armes, S. E., Somo, C. M., Khann, S., Seponski, D. M., Lahar, C. J., Kao, S., & Schunert, T. (2018). Mental health indicators of suicide in Cambodian women. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 30, 7-18.

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Apprentice Reviewer Journal of Marital and Family Therapy 2015-present
Student Reviewer Journal of Feminist Family Therapy 2015-present

Service

Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
HDFS Graduate Student Organization President 2015-2016 Led Graduate Student Organization in planning events fostering community between graduate students and faculty.
Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection (DOOR) City Dweller 2007-2008 Year-Long service work in inner-city Hispanic Neighborhood in Hollywood, CA.

Publications

Armes, S., & Hans, J. D. (2014). Christmas. In L. Ganong & M. Coleman (Eds.), Social history of American families (Vol. 1, pp. 234-236). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Armes, S., & Hans, J. D. (2014). Easter. In L. Ganong & M. Coleman (Eds.), Social history of American families (Vol. 1, pp. 399-400). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Advisory Committee

Dr. Desiree Seponski (Major Professor)

Dr. Chalandra Bryant

Dr. Brian Bride

Job Description

CARE Laboratory

I am a Graduate Research Assistant working on the study, "The Evaluation of Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education" which is a part of the nationally awarded HMRE grant distributed through the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Family and Children's Services. I work under the Principal Investigator, Dr. Ted Futris, and the co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Jerry Gale, to improve recruitment, engagement, and retention efforts for at-risk families who are being enrolled in the study.