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Khushbu Patel

Khushbu Patel, Ph.D. Student Marriage and Family Therapy

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Khushbu Patel, Ph.D. Student Marriage and Family Therapy

Department of Human Development and Family Science

Khushbu Patel is a doctoral student in the Department of Human Development and Family Science, specializing in marriage and family therapy. She is also pursuing a graduate certificate in gerontology. Previously, she attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a B.S. in biology and psychology, before earning her M.S. in marriage and family therapy from Valdosta State University. Her research focuses on caregiving and intergenerational relationships, specifically in understanding the experiences of grandchildren who are caregiving to grandparents with dementia. Khushbu approaches research from a systemic perspective, incorporating her skills as a therapist to understand relational processes for grandchildren caregivers.

  • Caregiving
  • Intergenerational Relationships
  • Grandchildren Caregiving for Grandparents with Dementia
  • M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Valdosta State University, 2020
  • B.S. in Biology and Psychology, University of Georgia, 2018
  • S. J. Ritchey Endowed Scholarship
  • Harper Scholarship
  • Arrastia-Chisholm, M. C., Tackett, S., Torres, K. M., Patel, K., Highsmith, J. W., & Mixon, K.   A. (2021). Deployments to diplomas: An examination of academic motivation among military dependents using self-determination theory. Georgia Journal of College Student Affairs, 37(1).

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