Texas Tech University

Carissa D'Aniello, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy

Email: Carissa.DAniello@ttu.edu

Phone: (806)834-8504

Office: 166E




Carissa D'Aniello

Bio

Dr. Carissa D'Aniello researches couple and family therapy processes, specifically, therapy retention, common factors. The implications of her work center on improving the quality of the training MFT students receive, and ultimately, improving therapy quality. D'Aniello has authored several publications in the American Journal of Family Therapy, Contemporary Family Therapy, The Family Journal, and the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. In 2016, D'Aniello was awarded the AAMFT Dissertation Award for her outstanding dissertation titled: A Common Factors Informed Mixed Methods Investigation of Clients of Marriage and Family Therapists' Perception of Therapy Productiveness. D'Aniello is an Assistant Professor of Couple and Family Therapy, an AAMFT Pre-Clinical Fellow, Approved Supervisor and a member of the National Council on Family Relations.

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Research Interests or Areas of Expertise

Carissa's areas of research interest include:

Therapy processes
Therapy retention
Common factors in MFT treatment
MFT Training Addiction and family anxiety

Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

D'Aniello, C., &Tambling, R. (2019). A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Productive Processes Inventory. Contemporary Family Therapy. doi: 10.1007/s10591-019-09495-9

[3] D'Aniello, C., &Tambling, R. (2019). The role of therapy productiveness on MFT clients' intentions to persist in therapy. American Journal of Family Therapy, 47(1), 37-51. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/01926187.2019.1586010

[2] Twist, L.C.M., Buchanan, E.A., D'Aniello, C. (2018). Exploration of university members' perceptions of institutional research integrity practices. Teaching Ethics. doi: 10.5840/tej201812459

[3] D'Aniello, C., Piercy, F.P.,Dolbin-MacNab, M., & Perkins, S. (2018). How clients of marriage and family therapists make decisions about therapy discontinuation and persistence. Contemporary Family Therapy, 41(1), 1-11.doi: 10.1007/s10591-018-9469-7

[3] D'Aniello, C., Twist, M. L. C., *Sullivan, E., & *Clayton, C. (2018). Considerations for conducting client-centered process research. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 29(4) 275-291.doi:10.1080/08975353.2018.1456282

[5] Fife, S. T., D'Aniello, C., *Scott, S., *Sullivan, E. (2018). Marriage and family therapy students' experience with common factors training. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. doi:10.1111/jmft.12333

[5] D'Aniello, C. & Fife, S. (2017). Common factors training in accredited MFT training programs. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 43, 591-604. doi:10.1111/jmft.12218

Book Chapters

Hertlein, K., Timm, T., & D'Aniello, C.  (In Press).  Integrating Couple Therapy into Work with Sexual Dysfunctions.  In K. S. Wampler, A.J. Blow (Eds.), The handbook of systemic family therapy:  Systemic family therapy with couples.  Hoboken, NJ:  John Wiley & Sons.

Fife, S., D'Aniello, C., Holyoke, D. (2018). Negative feedback in family systems theory. In Lebow, J., Chambers, A., & Breulin, D. C.  (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_292-1

D'Aniello, C., Fife, S., Pelczar, M. (2017). Negative explanation in family systems theory. In Lebow, J., Chambers, A., & Breulin, D. C.  (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. New York, New York: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_291-1

Professional Publications

Fife, S.T., Holyoak, D., D'Aniello, C. [Eds.] (2019). Virtual issue:  The therapist in MFT therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Virtual Issues.

Nguyen, H., Twist, M.L., D'Aniello, C. [Eds.] (2019). Virtual issue:  Social justice practices in family therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Virtual Issues.

D'Aniello, C., Twist, M.L.,Iantaffi, A., & [Eds.] (2018). Virtual issue: International family therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Virtual Issues.

D'Aniello, C., Twist, M.L.,Trujilo-DeFronzo, A., Elliott, D. (2018). It's a small world after all:  Journeying into international family therapy. Family Therapy Magazine.