Dyane Watson

PhD, LMFT
Professor of Practice

Dyane Watson is a Professor of Practice in the department of Marriage and Family Therapy. Her areas of research include the adult couple relationship, the influence of marginalization and oppression on couple and family relationships, therapeutic outcomes for children and families, mental health training and service delivery for veterans and military families, and training program evaluation for mental health professionals. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a clinical fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and an AAMFT-approved supervisor.

Dyane completed her doctorate in the Family and Child Ecology department at Michigan State University with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. There she focused her work on the intersection of race and income on the adult co-parenting relationship. Additionally, she explored contextual aspects related to infant and childhood mental health and development, specifically, childcare and before and after school programs. Prior to returning to school to obtain her doctorate, Dyane worked in a special education setting providing services to individuals ranging from pre-primary to high school.

Education

Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization, Michigan State University (2007)

M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy Specialization, Michigan State University (2003)

B.S., Psychology, Michigan State University (2000)

Specialization

Training program evaluation for mental health professionals, therapeutic outcomes for children and families, mental health training and service delivery for veterans and military families, cultural competence and intersectionality.

Courses

MFT 865 - Advanced Family Therapy Theory

MFT 861 - Supervision in Marriage and Family Therapy

MFT 688 - Family Therapy across the Life Cycle

MFT 682 - Marriage & Family Therapy Theory/Technique

MFT 672 - Couple Therapy Theory & Techniques

MFT 671 - Introduction to Family Systems

SWK 662 - Applied Research in Social Work

MFT 641 - Divorce Mediation

MFT 600 - Marriage & Family Therapy Practicum