MFP Fellow Research Projects


Each Doctoral Fellow is engaged in scholarship that connects their clinical and research interests. All Doctoral Fellows must complete a research project that is approved by the MFP. Each research project will align with SAMHSA’s strategic objectives and satisfy the mission of the AAMFT Foundation. This webpage is dedicated to the scholarly publications of our MFP Fellows. The MFP cheers on the Fellows as they are adding much scholarly work to the field of Marriage and Family Therapy.

2020 Publications

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Featured in the MFP Times

Service and Scholarship

Dr. Tyrone Grandison, DMFT - A Clinical Perspective on Utilizing Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) with Adolescent Males Committed to the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice
Jennifer Torres, PhD(c), MS - An Evaluation of a Term- Limited Housing Assistance Program

Science and Culture

Dara Herbert, MA - Intersection of Historical Trauma and Attachment among Black Women Who Use Substances
Brandon Hollie, MS - Neighborhood Disadvantage and the Impact on Mental Health in the Black Community
Dr. Natria Staats (Mullet), PhD, MA, - The Role of Family Cohesion and Cultural Identification as Moderators of Sexual Assault and Substance Use: A Multiple Groups Analysis

2019 Publications

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Service and Scholarship

Maxine Notice, MA, - Interracial Couples’ Utilization of Relational Therapy: An Introduction to Our Future

Science and Culture

Lawrencia Jenkins, MA, - It Starts with Us: Marriage and Family Therapists’ Perceptions of Working with First-Generation College Students
Mazie Zielinski, MA, - The Interaction of Readiness to Change and Locus of Control on Family Functioning: A Longitudinal Study of Family Member Recovery

2018 Publications

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Service and Scholarship

Leslie Anderson, MS, - Beyond the Therapy Room: MFT’s Views Towards Providing Therapy in Community Settings

Science and Culture

Dara Winley, MA -Examining the Role of Parent’s Social Provisions on Parental Validation and Adolescent Internalizing Symptoms
Silva Leija, MS and Anike Adekoya, MA, - Mental Health Services Engagement & Racial/Ethnic Minority Women in College: A Brief Online Intervention

2017 Publications

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2016 Publications

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2015 Publications

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2014 Publications

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Pre-Expansion Publications

2013 Publications
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2009 Publications
2008 Publications