AAMFT Clinical Member, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Research Interests: development of therapists-in-training, MFT core competencies, self-of-the-therapist, differentiation of self and professional regulation and licensure
Teaching: Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy I, Ethics in Marriage and Family Therapy, Families and Adolescence, Family Life Education, Practicum
Statement of Interests:
I am interested in the development of therapists-in-training, the self-of-the-therapist, and MFT core competencies. Additionally, I am interested in student learning outcomes and the methods used to evaluate and assess outcomes. Additional interests include regulation for marriage and family therapists and the concept of differentiation of self.
Garrison, S. & Sims, P. (In Press). Effects of Divorce and Custody on Adolescents. In Robert E. Emery & Geoffrey J. Golson (Eds.) Cultural sociology of divorce. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishing.
Sims, P. & Garrison. S. (In Press). Sexual Abuse of Children. In Robert E. Emery & Geoffrey J. Golson (Eds.) Cultural sociology of divorce. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishing.
Hinton W.J. & Garrison, S. (January, 2012) Rules and Regulations for Mississippi Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (Revised). Jackson, MS: The Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists.
Hinton, W.J. & Garrison, S. (January. 2012). Attention Marriage and Family Therapists: The MFT Licensure Law Has Changed and New Rules and Regulations are Forthcoming. The Examiner, XX. Jackson, MS: The Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists.
Selected Grants Funded:
Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Memorial Hospital Foundation, University of Southern Mississippi Collaborative Therapist Training Program (2012).Co-investigator with Jeff Hinton, $125,079.00.
Region 8 Marriage and Family Therapy Externship (2010). Region 8 Marriage and Family Therapy Externship Project. Co investigator with Jeff Hinton, $21,462.00.
Selected Professional Presentations:
Sims, P. and Garrison, S. (September 21, 2012). Ethical Decision Making in Clinical Practice. Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources. Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Garrison, S. and Sims, P. (June 21, 2012). Ethical Decisions Related to Confidentiality and Family Systems. Southern Christian Youth Services, Inc., 23rd Annual Lookin’ to the Future Conference. MSU Riley Center, Meridian, Mississippi.
Hinton, W.J. and Garrison S. (March 30, 2012) Stroke Awareness Among Mississippi Coast Residents: A Research Analysis. Memorial Hospital’s Annual Stroke Conference- “ABCs of Stroke.” Gulfport, Mississippi.
Garrison, S.B. (April, 21, 2011). Predictors of Success on the National Examination in Marital and Family Therapy. Presentation at the 5th Annual Student Research Colloquium, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS.
Mullins, D. & Garrison, S.B. (2009, May). Stress Management in the Workplace. Presented to employees of the Madison County Library Systems, Madison, Mississippi.
Mullins, D. & Garrison, S.B. (2009, April). Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders. National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2009 State Conference, Jackson, Mississippi.
Mullins, D. & Garrison, S.B. (2007, May). Managing Stress in Relationships. Mississippi Mental Health Community Conference, Jackson, Mississippi.
Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards, Mississippi Delegate, 2011, 2012
Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists, Board Member, July, 2011- December, 2011. Chair of the MFT Discipline Specific Committee, January, 2012-Present. Appointed by Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant.