Mary Ann Adams, Ph.D., LMFT


Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, Florida State University, 1983

M.S., Counseling and Guidance, Troy State University, 1973

B.S., Psychology, Birmingham Southern College, 1972

RESEARCHSingle parenting, Female adolescent identity issues, Grief and family resilience

Hinton, W.J., Sims, P.L.,Adams, M.A. & West, C. (2007). Juvenile Justice: A System Divided. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 18 (4) 466-483

Adams, M.A., Hinton, W.J. & Grames, H. (2007). Retirement for Single Moms: The Not So Golden Years. Family Therapy Magazine, 6 (1) 16-20

Sims, P.L., Hinton, W.J., Adams, M.A. & West, C. (2007). Building A Bridge: An Experiential Group for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse. The Group Therapists Notebook: Homework, handouts and activities, New York: Haworth, pp. 95-102

Adams, M.A. & Hinton, W.J. (2006). Rescuing the Rescuer: MFT’s as American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Workers. Family Therapy Magazine, Volume 5 Number 2, pp. 12 – 15

Adams, M.A., Hinton, W.J. & Sims, P.L. (2005) Gender Specific interventions with female juvenile offenders. Proceedings: 32 nd Annual Juvenile Justice Symposium: Ensuring Positive Outcome for Youth, Families, and Communities. University, MS: The Mississippi Judicial College, pp. 28 - 38

Adams, M. A., Hinton, W. J. & Sims, P.L. (2005). Single Parents. In N.J. Salkind (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Human Development, Newberry Park, CA: SAGE, pp. 1175 - 1178

Thun, D., Sims, P., Adams, M. & Webb, T. (2003). Effects of Group Therapy on Female Adolescent Survivors of Sexual Abuse: A Pilot Study. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 11, (4).

Adams, M. A., Ainsworth, P., LeFlore, L., Webb, T., McCullum, P. and Adcock, J. (1996). Calling All Men: The Impact of Male Intervention. Proceedings: Making a Difference for Children, Families, and Communities: Partnerships Among Researchers, Practitioners and Policymakers . Head Start’s Third National Research Conference. Washington, D. C., 549.

Adams, M. A. & Simons, M. A., (1995). Parent Power: Dissemination of Sexual Content Information. A Study of the Most Effective Method for Family Involvement in Teaching Sex Education. Proceedings: Third Annual Conference on Parent Education . Denton, Texas, 4.

Adams, M.A. (1992) A The Role of Hemispheric Preference in Understanding Family Systemic Functioning”, in Hemisphericity as a Key to Understanding Individual Differences , Edited by Isadore Sonnier, Charles Thomas, Publishers, Springfield, Ill. Adams, M. A., Rojos-Camero, C., and Clayton, K. J., (1990). A Small Group Sex Education/Intervention Model for the Well Elderly: A Challenge for Educators. Educational Gerontology: An International Bimonthly . July/August 1990.

LeFlore, L. & Holston (Adams), M. A., (1989). Perceived importance of Parenting Behaviors of Incarcerated and Non-incarcerated Mothers: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Offender Counseling, Services, and Rehabilitation , 14, No. 1.

Rojos-Camero, C., Adams, M. A., and Clayton, K. J., (1989). Effectiveness of Leadership Style in a Small Group Sex Education Workshop for the Elderly. Proceedings: Developing Leadership in Geriatric Education. Lexington, Kentucky, 83-88.

Holston (Adams), M. A., (1988). Popular Press Family Life Education: Truth or Consequences? Family Life Educator , 6, No. 4, 34.

Sones, D. & Holston (Adams), M. A., (1988). Tolerance, Sociability, Sex and Race: Correlates of Attitudes Toward Interracial Marriage . Psychological Reports , 62, 518.

Holston (Adams), M. A., & Cantrell, Steve, (1986). The Implementation of Family Problem Solving Effectiveness Theory in the Measurement of Communication Process. Proceedings: International Conference on Thinking and Problem Solving in Home Economics , Columbus, Ohio, 461-469.

Smith, D. J., Holston (Adams), M. A., & Carr, A. D., (1986). New Perspectives for Traditional Celebrations. Lollipops: The Magazine for Preschool and Childhood Educators , 5, No. 2, (32), 38-40.