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A Conversation about Ambiguous Loss Research

A Conversation about Ambiguous Loss Research

Dr. Pauline Boss is a pioneer in the interdisciplinary study of family stress and is widely recognized for her research focused on the theory of ambiguous loss. Her expertise in this theory is widely sought after, especially when catastrophe strikes in the world. Dr. Boss posted “How to support families dealing with ambiguous loss” in the CEHD […]

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Visiting Fulbright Scholar from Thailand to present research on Thai adults’ attitudes toward therapy

Visiting Fulbright Scholar from Thailand to present research on Thai adults’ attitudes toward therapy

The Department of Family Social Science is hosting Fulbright Scholar Napapat Luedeesunun (Yui) spring semester as she furthers her research on “the role of psychological distress, coping, and social support” among Thai adults. Yui, a Ph.D. candidate in counseling psychology at Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand, will present her research to the CEHD community on […]

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Susan Walker presents at the University of Iceland’s School of Education

Susan Walker presents at the University of Iceland’s School of Education

Department of Family Social Science professor Susan Walker just returned from a visit to Iceland. While in Reykjavik as a guest professor in the School of Education at the University of Iceland she presented to several classes and gave a college-wide lecture: Preparing educators online: instructional design and delivery elements in a completely online degree […]

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‘Conscious uncoupling’ or calling it quits? Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty comments.

‘Conscious uncoupling’ or calling it quits? Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty comments.

The term ‘Conscious Uncoupling’ entered millions of people’s vocabulary this week after celebrities Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin used it to define their separation in a public announcement. Department of Family Social Science professor Bill Doherty spoke with TODAY about separation and what the phrase means to those who choose to use it. http://www.today.com/health/what-paltrow-cited-conscious-uncoupling-2D79438274 Read more […]

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FSoS graduate students receive prestigious recognition at SRA biennial meeting

The Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) held its biennial meeting  March 20 through 22 in Austin, TX where several graduate students from the Department of Family Social Science presented. The SRA selected Jennifer Doty as one of its mentors for the SRA Young Scholars program, which is dedicated to encouraging and supporting undergraduates from underrepresented groups […]

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FSoS Damir Utržan awarded the Family Process Institute’s New Writers Fellowship

FSoS Damir Utržan awarded the Family Process Institute’s New Writers Fellowship

The Family Process Institute awarded Department of Family Social Science graduate student Damir Utržan its  New Writers Fellowship. Recipients of the fellowship participate in a workshop with a focus on the craft of scholarly writing. Fellows receive free tuition and a travel stipend to participate. “The goal of the fellowship is to support the development of […]

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Rosenblatt’s new book explores racism’s influence on African American families via novels

Rosenblatt’s new book explores racism’s influence on African American families via novels

Department of Family Social Science Professor Emeritus Paul Rosenblatt’s new book, The Impact of Racism on African American Families: Literature as Social Science, explores how African American authors of 27 novels depicted the influence of racism on African American family life. From the publisher, Ashgate: Despite thousands of published social science studies dealing with the […]

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Family and friends, not counselors or clergy, more likely to advise Americans on serious relationship issues

Nearly three-fourths of American adults (73 percent) have been a confidant to someone with problems in a marriage/long-term committed relationship, and these confidants advise on many serious issues, according to new research from the College of Education and Human Development. Led by William Doherty, family social science professor, this is the first study to ever […]

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FSoS Carrie Hanson publishes children’s book exploring emotions stemming from separated parents

FSoS Carrie Hanson publishes children’s book exploring emotions stemming from separated parents

Department of Family Social Science graduate student Carrie Hanson collaborated on a children’s book that is available for on iBooks. You’ll Always Come Back explores emotions that children of separated parents may feel when leaving one parent to return to another. The book aims to reassure children that the emotions they’re experiencing are normal and that their feelings […]

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FSoS Steven Harris explains why ambivalence is common in relationships

FSoS Steven Harris explains why ambivalence is common in relationships

Couple and Family Therapy program director Steven Harris contributed an article to the Institute for Family Studies blog: “Feeling Ambivalent About Your Marriage? So Is Everyone Else.” He explains how ambivalence is a part of being in a committed relationship and how to handle it, while giving examples from couples he’s worked with through discernment […]

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