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  • Craig W. Smith, Ph.D.
    Director Medical Family Therapy Program
    Professor
    Office: Morrissey Hall, Room 1127
    Phone: 314-977-2507
    Fax: 314-977-2614
    Email: craig.smith@health.slu.edu 

    Research/Clinical Interests:
    Medical family therapy, marital resiliency, rural families, marriage and family therapy teaching and supervision, and psychotherapy in China.
  • Katie Heiden-Rootes, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Medical Family Therapy Program

    Rainbow Research Lab
    Office: Morrissey Hall, Room 1133
    Phone: 314-977-8196
    Fax: 314-977-2614
    Email: katie.heidenrootes@health.slu.edu

    Research Interests:
    Sexuality and sexual health; LGBTQ youth and young adults and their families; Women's sexual and relationship health post-cancer.

  •  Dixie Meyer, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Medical Family Therapy Program
    Relationships and Brain Science Research Laboratory
    Office: Morrissey Hall, Room 1125
    Phone 314 -977-7114
    Email: dixie.meyer@health.slu.edu 

    Research/Clinical Interests:
    Neurobiological applications in counseling, couples counseling, drama therapy, affect regulations and attachment.
  • Nancy Morrison, Ph.D. (Emeritus)

    Research Interests:
    Family resiliency, single-parent and remarried families, postmodern therapy and teaching.

  • J. Douglas Pettinelli, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Medical Family Therapy Program
    Office: Morrissey Hall, Room 1131
    Phone: 314-977-4066
    Email: doug.pettinelli@health.slu.edu 

    Research Interests:
    Attachment and Affect Regulation in Couple and Family Therapy, Family Transitional Processes, Couples Therapy Process, Self of the Therapist in Couple and Family Therapy, Shame in Development and Couple and Family Therapy, Sibling Relationships.

  •  Brittany Robinson, Ph.D.
    Adjunct Instructor
    Morrissey Hall, Room 1121
    3700 Lindell Blvd, Suite 1101
    St. Louis, MO 63108
    Phone: 314-977-9759
    Fax: 314-977-2614
    Email: brittany.robinson@health.slu.edu 

    Research/Clinical Interests:
    Preventative Measures for sexual minorities with HIV/AIDS, Sexual health among African American men who have sex with men, Family coping after an HIV/AIDS diagnosis, Clinical effectiveness for therapists treating members of the LGBTQI community, LGBTQI youth within heterosexual/traditional families.
  • Max Zubatsky, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Medical Family Therapy Program
    The Memory Clinic
    Morrissey Hall, Room 1129
    St. Louis, MO 63108
    Phone: 314-977-2496
    Email: max.zubatsky@health.slu.edu 

    Research Interests/Clinical Interests: 
    Caregiving, Alzheimer's Disease, Integrated Behavioral Health, Residency Education, Couples Therapy, Dementia, Family Caregiving, Chronic Illness in Families, Couples. 

  •  Mary Donjon
    Administrative Secretary
    Office: Morrissey Hall, Room 1137
    3700 Lindell Blvd, Suite 1101
    St. Louis, MO 63108
    Phone: 314-977-7108
    Fax: 314-977-2614
    Email: mary.donjon@health.slu.edu