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Theresa Dronet
Assistant Professor
School of Allied Health
STRS 372
318-342-1331
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Theresa M Dronet, PhD
Assistant Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy

Education

Ph D

2005, Marriage & Family Therapy
University of Louisiana at Monroe

MS

2001, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Lamar University

BA

1999, Psychology
Northeast Louisiana University

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Theresa Dronet joins the MFTC teaching team after 10 years of working in correctional mental health. She implemented systemic change and interventions in prison institutions in Mississippi, Florida, Illinois, and Maryland. Originally from south Louisiana and with a Ph.D. in Marriage & Family Therapy from ULM, she is an Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Louisiana and Texas, and she is also an Approved AAMFT Supervisor Candidate.

Licensure & Certification

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, State of Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners. (October 07 2013 - December 31 2019)
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. (April 28 2016 - July 31 2019)

Research Interests

Her research approach is predominantly qualitative, and her research interests include the challenges/benefits of singles (women and men) as MFTs, alternate career paths available for MFTs, and using systemic theory and cybernetics to implement change in larger systems. Her international/multicultural research interests revolve around the growing MFT network across borders and languages, and "Digital as Culture" - how digital progress is affecting and encouraging to multicultural training, education, therapy, and supervision. She is interested in how the digital age is lessening the disparity between cultures. 

Recent Publications

Kupers, T., Dronet, T. M., Winter, M. (2009). Beyond Isolated Confinement: Mississippi's Experience Re-thinking Prison Classification and Creating Alternative Mental Health Programs (pp. 1037-1050). Thousand Oaks, CA: Criminal Justice and Behavior.
Lundquist, T., Dronet, T. M. (2010). Quality Management (pp. 155-174). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc..
Dronet, T. M. (2010). Beyond Administrative Segregation: Re-thinking Mental Health Treatment in Maximum Security Units. CorrsDoc.
Dronet, T. M. (2016). Quality Improvement and Management in Correctional Mental Health (pp. 263-274). Springer International.

Courses Taught

COUN 5022HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT, 1 course(s)

COUN 5060STRAT OF LIFE & CAREER DEV, 2 course(s)

MAFT 6053DIVERSE COMMUNITIES, 1 course(s)

MAFT 6063COUPLES INTIMACY SEXUALITY, 2 course(s)

MAFT 7000FAM SYS:EPIS ISS/MARR/FAM THER, 2 course(s)

MAFT 7002FAM SYS II:FOUN/MARR/FAM THER, 1 course(s)

MAFT 7011AFTER THERAPY, 2 course(s)

MAFT 7014COUPLE & MARITAL THERAPY, 1 course(s)

MAFT 7051DOCTORAL PRACTICUM, 3 course(s)