Ph.D. Marriage and Family Therapy, Florida State University, 2002
M.Ed. Mental Health Counseling, University of North Florida, 1997
B.S. Psychology, Florida State University, 1993
McWey, L. M. (2008-2009). The Moderating Effects of Continuing Parent-Child Relationships on the Mental Health of Children in Foster Care. R03 Funding Mechanism, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). $71,698.
McWey, L. M. Analyses of the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being: Predictors of mental health outcomes of children involved in the foster care system. Funded by the FSU Committee on Faculty Research Support (COFRS). (2006). $12,000.
McWey, L. M. Mental health predictors and outcomes of children involved with the foster care system. Funded by College of Human Sciences Faculty Development Awards Program.(2005-2006). $4,000.
McWey, L. M. Improving the lives of at-risk families: Exploring clients’ perceptions to improve preventative services. Funded by the Young Investigator Development Grant, University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2005-2006). $5,000.
McWey, L. M. In-home family therapy: Exploring perceptions of clients as a means to improve the effectiveness of therapeutic services provided to at-risk families. Funded by FSU First Year Assistant Professor Award. (2004-2005). $14,000.
- Therapeutic Interventions with families in the foster care system. In-home therapy. Best practices in marriage and family therapy.
*Farineau, H., *Stevenson-Wojciak, A., & McWey, L. M. (in press). Relationships and Self-Esteem of Adolescents in Foster Care. Child and Family Social Work.
*Woods, S., & McWey, L. M. (in press). A biopsychosocial approach to asthma in children encountering child protective services. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
*Woods, S., *Farineau, H., & McWey, L. M. (in press). Physical health, mental health, and behavior problems among children in foster care. Child: Care, Health & Development.
*Pazdera, A. L., McWey, L. M., Mullis, A., & Carbonell, J. (in press). Child sexual abuse and the superfluous association with negative parenting outcomes: The role of symptoms as predictors. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.
*Farineau, H. M., & McWey, L. M. (2011). The relationship between extracurricular activities and delinquency of adolescents in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 33,963-968.
McWey, L. M., Humphreys, J., & *Roth, A. L. (2011). Action-Oriented evaluation of an in-home family therapy program for families at-risk for foster care placement. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 37, 137-152.
*Olmstead, S., McWey, L. M., & Henderson, T. L. (2011). Fathers of children in foster care: Termination of parental rights and responsible fathering. Journal of Family Issues, 32, 31-54.
McWey, L. M., Acock, A., & *Porter, B. E. (2010). The impact of continued contact with biological parents upon the mental health of children in foster care. Children and Youth Services Review, 32, 1338-1345. PMID: 20802844
McWey, L. M., Cui, M., & *Pazdera, A. L. (2010). Externalizing and internalizing problems of adolescents in foster care: A growth curve analyses. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72, 1128-1140.
*Meyer, A. S., McWey, L. M., *McKendrick, W., Henderson, T. L. (2010). Substance using parents, foster care, and termination of parental rights: The importance of risk factors for legal outcomes. Children and Youth Services Review, 32, 639-649.
Curenton, S. M., McWey, L. M., *Bolen, M. G. (2009). Distinguishing maltreating versus non-maltreating at-risk families: A discriminant function analysis with implications for foster care and early childhood education interventions. Families in Society, 90, 176-182.
McWey, L. M., *Bolen, M., *Lehan, T., & Bojczyk, K. (2009). I thought I was the adult in this house: Ambiguous loss and boundary ambiguity for parents involved in the foster care system. Journal of Social Service Research, 35, 77-91.
*Bolen, M. G., McWey, L. M., *Schlee, B. M. (2008). Are at-risk parents getting what they need? Perspectives of parents involved with child protective services. Clinical Social Work Journal, 36, 341-354.
McWey, L.M. (2008). Preventing foster care placement with in-home family therapy: Clients’ opinions about therapeutic services. American Journal of Family Therapy, 36, 48-59.
McWey, L.M., Henderson, T. L., & Burroughs, J. (2008). Parental rights and the foster care system: A glimpse of decision-making in Virginia. Journal of Family Issues, 29, 1031-1050.
McWey, L.M., & *Donovan, P.D. (2008). Providing developmentally appropriate family therapy: Working with families involved in the foster care system (pp.153-180). In R. Lee & J. Whiting (Eds.). The Handbook of Relational Therapy for Foster Children and Their Families. Child Welfare League of America: Washington, DC.
McWey, L.M., Henderson, T.L., & *Tice, S.N. (2006). Mental Health Issues and the Foster Care System: An Examination of the Impact of the Adoption and Safe Families Act. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 32, 59-71.
Henderson, T. L. & McWey, L. M. (2005). Family Law and Foster Care: Cooperative Research Teams. Marriage and Family Review, 38, 23-43.
*Yorgason, J. B., McWey, L.M., & Felts, L. (2005). In-home family therapy: Indicators of success. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 31, 301-312.
Piercy, F. P., McWey. L.M., *Tice, S., *James, E. J., *Morris, M., & *Arthur, K. (2005). Exploring Family Therapy Doctoral Students’ Experiences of Research Through Alternative Forms of Data Representation. Family Process, 44, 363-378.
McWey, L.M., *James, E. J., & *Smock, S. A. (2005). The Graduate Student Guide to Conducting Research in Marriage and Family Therapy (pp.19-37). In F. Piercy & D. Sprenkle (Eds.). Research Methods in Family Therapy. Guilford Press: New York.
McWey, L.M. (2005). Family drawings with abused children: Allowing room for expression (pp.141-146). In D. Viers & K. Hertlein (Eds.) The Couple and Family Therapist’s Notebook: Homework, Handouts and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy. New York: Haworth Press.
McWey, L.M. (2004). Predictors of attachment styles of children in foster care: An attachment theory model. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 30(4), 439-452.
McWey, L.M. & Mullis, A. (2004). Improving the lives of children in foster care: The impact of supervised visitation. Family Relations, 53, 293-300.
McWey, L.M. (2000). I promise to act better if you let me see my family: Attachment theory and foster care visitation. Journal of Family Social Work, 5, 91-105.
* = graduate student
- National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
- AAMFT Approved Supervisor and Clinical Member
- University Undergraduate Teaching Award, Florida State University, 2006-2007
- Outstanding Poster Presentation, North Carolina Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 2003
- Outstanding Poster Presentation in Family Policy, National Council on Family Relations, 2002
- Student/New Professional Award for Excellence, National Council on Family Relations, 2001
FAD 4265: Family Diversity
CHD 4905/FAD 4905/CHD 5906: Directed Individual Study – Foster Care Research
FAD 4601: Foundations of Counseling
FAD 5944: Marriage and Family Therapy Internship
FAD 6935r/6930: Seminar in Marriage and Family Therapy: Common Factors in MFT
FAD 6940: Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Practicum
- Responsible for undergraduate education in the Department and doctoral-level instruction in the Marriage and Family Therapy program.