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Jason Austin
Assistant Professor
School of Allied Health
STRS 363
318-342-1281
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Jason P Austin, PhD
Assistant Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy

Education

Ph D

2015, Human Development - Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

MA

2009, Marriage and Family Therapy
University of Louisiana at Monroe

BA

2006, Psychology
Louisiana Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Jason P. Austin is currently an assistant professor in the marriage and family therapy programs. Dr. Austin is passionate about mentoring budding scholars in their own clinical and research interests. As a faculty member of a graduate program, Dr. Austin believes a doctorate degree is a research degree and works with students to foster their own research agenda as well as train them in appropriate research methodologies to succeed in their careers.

Licensure & Certification

AAMFT Approved Supervisor, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. (March 20 2017 - March 31 2021)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners. (August 18 2017 - December 19 2019)
Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners. (October 20 2017 - June 30 2019)

Research Interests

Dr. Austin adopts a pragmatic paradigm towards research and emphasizes the use of mixed methods frameworks to explore and examine phenomena. Currently, Dr. Austin's research agenda focuses on Relational Health Literacy, Burnout in the Mental Health Profession, and Marriage and Family Therapy Education.

Recent Publications

Chen, R., Austin, J. P., Hundley, J. W. (2017). Perturbation in couple and family therapy. Perturbation in couple and family therapy.
Austin, J. P., Evans, B., Chen, R. (2017). First-Order Change in Family Systems Theory. Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy.
Austin, J. P. (2012). Silver screen metaphors: Film use in the context of narrative therapy with substance misusers. Explorations: An E-Journal of Narrative Practice.
Piercy, F. P., Glass, V., Bigby, B., Bao, A., Austin, J. P. (2013). What family therapists can learn from stand-up comics and those who heckle them (pp. 110-128). Journal of Family Psychotherapy.
Chen, R., Austin, J. P., Miller, J. K., Piercy, F. P. (2015). Chinese and American individuals’ mate selection criteria: Updates, modifications, and extensions (pp. 101-118).
Austin, J. P. (2016). Métaphores sur grand ecran: Utilisation des films en thérapie narrative avec les toxicomanes. (pp. 24-43). Hypnose & Thérapies Bréves.
Chen, R., Piercy, F. P., Miller, J. K., Austin, J. P. (2017). Chinese and American individuals’ mate selection pressures: Self-focused vs. mated focused. (pp. 97-112). . Journal of Comparative Family Studies.
Chen, R., Hughes, A., Austin, J. P. (2017). The use of theory in family therapy research: Content analysis and update (pp. 514-525). Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.
Austin, J. P., Few-Demo, A. L. (2018). E-change: Designing a transformative assignment in an online human sexuality course (pp. 25-45). Journal of Feminist Family Therapy.

Awards & Honors

Courses Taught

MAFT 5020MARRIAGE & FAMILY DEVELOPMENT, 1 course(s)

MAFT 6020ADV THER STRAT/PARENT-CHIL REL, 4 course(s)

MAFT 6063COUPLES INTIMACY SEXUALITY, 1 course(s)

MAFT 6068SEMINAR, 2 course(s)

MAFT 7000FAM SYS:EPIS ISS/MARR/FAM THER, 1 course(s)

MAFT 7008SYSTEMIC SCHOLARSHIP, 3 course(s)

MAFT 7012FAMILY THERAPY II, 1 course(s)

MAFT 7013CREATIVE TRANSFORM, 1 course(s)

MAFT 7015ABSURDITY, 2 course(s)

MAFT 7020ADV FAM STUD/HUMAN DEV, 6 course(s)

MAFT 7024PSYCHOPATHOLOGY/ASSESSMENT, 1 course(s)

MAFT 7042QUALITATIVE/ETHNOGRAPHIC RES, 8 course(s)

MAFT 7046DISSERTATION SEM FAM THERAPY, 4 course(s)

MAFT 7050DOCTORAL PRAC/MARR/FAM THERAPY, 1 course(s)