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Ms. Nicole O'Brien

Assistant Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy
nobrien@fairfield.edu
o: Southwell Hall Rm 103
p: x2338

 

Publications

O’Brien, N.B. & Rigazio-DiGilio, S. (2016). Lesbian, gay, and bisexual supervisees’ experiences of LGB-affirmative and non-affirmative supervision in COAMFTE-accredited training programs. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 28(4), 115-135.

O’Brien, N.B. (2015). LGBTQ and Spirituality. In Robert, T., & Kelly, V.A. (Eds.). Critical Incidents in Integrating Spirituality into Counseling. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Edwards, L.E., Robertson, J., Smith, P., & O’Brien, N.B. (2014). A core faculty perspective on MFT training programs and their integration of lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities.  Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 26(1), 1-25.

Bordoloi, S.D., O’Brien, N.B, Edwards, L.E., & Preli, R. (2013). Creating an inclusive and thriving profession: Why AAMFT needs to advocate for same-sex marriage. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 25(1), 41-55.

LaPlante, D. & O’Brien, N.B. (2008). Review of the book Coming out, coming in: Nurturing the well-being and inclusion of gay youth in mainstream society by L. Goldman. Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, (30)3, 174-175.

Referred Presentations

Hartwell, E., Comey, P., & O’Brien, N.B. (2016, November). Resilience, Empowerment, and Adult Outcomes of Former Foster Children.Poster presented at the 78th Annual Conference for the National Council on Family Relations. Minneapolis, MN.

Preli, R., Hartwell, E., & O’Brien, N.B. (2016, November). Family Therapy for Sports Teams: A Model for Performance Enhancement. Paper presented at the 78th Annual Conference for the National Council on Family Relations. Minneapolis, MN.

 O’Brien, N.B. & Preli, R.P.(2016, April). Marriage and Family Therapy Student Mentorship: A Model for Training. Poster presented at the Connecticut Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference. Farmington, CT.

O’Brien, N.B. & Preli, R. (2015, September). Marriage and Family Therapy Student Mentorship: A Model for Training. Poster presented at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference. Austin, TX.

O’Brien, N.B. (2014, November). Marriage and Family Therapy Student Mentorship: A Model for Training. Paper presented at the 76th Annual Conference for the National Council on Family Relations. Baltimore, MD.

O’Brien, N.B. (2014, October). LGB Affirmative & Non-Affirmative Supervision Experiences. Poster presented at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference. Milwaukee, WI.

O’Brien, N.B., St. Marie, J.J., & Hall, B. (2014, April). Marriage and Family Therapy Student Mentoring (MFTSM). Poster presented at the Connecticut Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference. Trumbull, CT.

Edwards, L.L., Robertson, J.,  Smith, P., & O’Brien, N.B. (2012, September). MFT Training in Sexual Minority Issues: A Core Faculty Perspective. Paper presented at the 74th Annual Conference for the National Council on Family Relations. Phoenix, AZ.

Edwards, L.L., Robertson, J.,  Smith, P., & O’Brien, N.B. (2012, September). MFT Training in Sexual Minority Issues: A Core Faculty Perspective. Poster presented at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference. Charlotte, NC. 

Edwards, L.L., O’Brien, N.B., Bordoloi, S.D., & Preli, R. (2010, October). Creating a Thriving Professional Identity: Family Therapy and Same-Sex Marriage. Poster presented at 72nd Annual Conference for the National Council on Family Relations. Minneapolis, MN.

Baker, L.K., Anderson, S.A., Anderson, S.A., Bordoloi, S.D., Vartanian-St. Germain, M., Mutchler, M., Palmer, K. & O’Brien, N.B. (2009, October). What Makes High Conflict Relationships 'High Conflict.' Poster presented at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference. Sacramento, CA.

O’Brien, N.B. & Preli, R. (2008, October). Marriage and Family Therapy Students’ Expectations of their Supervisors. Poster presented at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference. Memphis, TN.

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