Kevin P. Lyness (PhD)Associate Professor and Acting Director of PhD Program in MFT
Department of Applied Psychology
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Highest DegreePhD, Purdue University
Other Degrees & CredentialsMS, Family Studies, Texas Tech University
BS, Family Studies, minor in Substance Abuse Studies, Texas Tech University
I am interested in researching adolescent development in the family context — that is, how does the family influence adolescent development for good and bad. I am particularly interested in the interface between family variables and adolescent resiliency and the ability to face risks.
I am also interested in processes in couple and family therapy. What leads to successful outcomes? What processes are effective? What variables are important to look at? In my professional writing, I am interested in addressing the clinical issues facing couple and family therapists — what are the influences of gender in families and on clinical work? What are the influences of culture? of Sexual Orientation? of Aging?
I am a clinical member of AAMFT and an Approved Supervisor. I am an LMFT in Colorado and New Hampshire. I am a site visitor for the COAMFTE. I was a certified alcoholism and drug abuse counselor in Texas and Indiana from 1988–1998.
On a more personal note, I am an avid photographer, and the link above is to my personal photography, taken here in the New England area.