I am currently a PhD student in Family Social Science, specializing in Marriage & Family Therapy at the University of Minnesota. My research interests focus broadly around families and mental illness, evidence-based practice, trauma, participatory action research and family formation.

My clinical experience has focused significantly on adolescent development, emotional/behavioral issues in children and adolescents, parenting, grief/loss and identity issues after receiving mental health diagnosis, and counselor education. I also have an interest in premarital preparation and am certified in the Prepare/Enrich tool. Since finishing undergraduate studies, I have been working continuously in mental health treatment, both inpatient and outpatient.

The purpose of this blog is to review different articles and ideas in psychology and family research. Other places I can be found on the internet include: Google+ and Twitter. If you are interested in a copy of my resume or curriculum vitae, please email me.