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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

College of Education

Personnel Directory

Dana Stone

Dana  Stone
Assistant Professor
Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling
Office:ED 3134
Phone:818 677 2049



Ph.D. Human Development: Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2009; M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Alliant International University San Diego, CA, 2004; B.A., Psychology, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, 1999.

Teaching Interests

Marriage and Family Therapy Theories/Models; Group Psychotherapy; Human Sexuality in Counseling; Fieldwork and Supervision; and Families Across the Lifecycle.

Research Interests

Exploring parent child relationships between interracial couples and their biracial children, specifically how the intersections of race, class, and gender influence the biracial identity development process. Cultural and diversity issues as they relate to counseling and supervision, and the diversity within the field of marriage and family therapy in general.


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Allen, K. A., Husser, E. H., Stone, D. J., & Jordal, C. E. (2008). Agency and error in young adults’stories of sexual decision making. Family Relations, 57, 517-529.
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Miller, J. K., & Stone, D. J. (2011). The Voices of Family Therapy Doctoral Students of Color: Aspirations and Factors Influencing Careers in Academia, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 39(2), 101-113.


"This study examines key factors influencing career aspirations of doctoral students of color from family therapy doctoral programs across the country, with a special focus on factors influencing the choice to pursue an academic career. Qualitative interviews with students at varying levels of degree completion revealed factors influencing career aspiration. Respondents discussed their views regarding the barriers to careers in academia as well as suggestions for overcoming those barriers."

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Stone, D. J. (2014 March/April). Working with multiracial individuals and families: Increasing our understanding. Family Therapy Magazine, 13, 22-26.
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Stone, D. J., & ChenFeng, J. (2015 July/August). Early career MFTs: Finding voice and flourishing. Family Therapy Magazine, 14, 10-14.
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Caldwell, B. E., & Stone, D. J. (Submission). Using scaling to facilitate ethical decision-making in family therapy. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 

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Gehart, D. R., Stone, D. J., & Jones, Q. (2013, October). The competent MFT: Journey from Student to the Professional, Special Interest Session at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy National Conference, Portland, OR.