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Jennifer Gonyea

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Associate Clinical Professor

103 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

jlgonyea@uga.edu

Curriculum Vitae

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). I am not taking doctoral students as a primary advisor. 

Teaching

I primarily teach courses relevant to my role as an MFT (undergraduate courses: It's Complicated: Relationships in the 21st Century, Issues in Family Systems, and Family Intervention; graduate courses: MFT Practicum and MFT Supervision). I am also actively involved in mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students in their professional development through supervising clinical practice, Supervisiors in Training (SITs) as well as applied and research internships. 

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Assistant Editor International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2014 -2019

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

Outreach

I serve the Athens-Clarke County community through my clinical private practice by actively seeing clients and through supervising pre-license clinicians.  

Books

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.

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. 

Gonyea, J. L. & Kozak, M.S. (2018). Navigating career roadmaps: Developing your professional GPS through internships (3rd Ed). Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company.

Gonyea, J.L. (2019). Instructors Manual for Intimate Relationships by J. Bradbury and B. Karney (3rd Ed). New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

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, supervision of clinical trainees, 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. 

Journal Articles

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

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

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.

Oed, M. & Gonyea, J.L. (2019).  Examining the attitudes of current students and recent graduates on the inclusion of children in therapy. Contemporary Family Therapy, 41(2), 135 - 146

Publications

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.

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