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Scenes from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Jerome F. Adams

Ph.D., Child Development & Family Studies, Purdue University
M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Windsor
B.A., Psychology, University of Windsor

Research Interests:
As a licensed practitioner in Family Psychology my primary research interest is investigating factors in the therapy process that lead to more successful outcomes for couples and families. I have a particular interest in two related areas that inform this research. One is an understanding of how some couples sustain high degrees of happiness throughout their relationship, while others end up divorcing. A second is the impact of adolescent substance abuse on families.

As a teacher and trainer of family therapists I am also actively investigating the skills needed to be an effective teacher of family clinicians and the role of supervision in developing the skills of emerging professionals.

Selected Publications:

Adams, J. (2009). Divorce therapy. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy,

Adams, J. (2007). Divorce therapy in context. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 6 (1/2), 109-123.

Moynehan, J. & Adams, J. (2007). What's the problem: A look at men in marital therapy. American Journal of Family Therapy, 35 (1), 41-51.

Adams, J. & Maynard, P. (2004). Contextual therapy: Applying the family ledger to couple therapy. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 3 (1), 1-12.

Adams, J. (2003). Involving Stakeholders: A focus group model for assessing a family therapy training program. Journal of Teaching in Marriage & Family, 3 (3), 109-120.

Adams, J. (2001). Impact of parent training on family functioning. Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 23 (1), 29-42.

Adams, J. & Maynard P. (2000). Evaluating training needs for home-based family therapy. American Journal of Family Therapy, 28 (1), 41-52.