Mariana Falconier

Mariana Falconier

Associate Professor

Office

7054 Haycock Road
Falls Church, VA 22043

Phone

703-538-8461

Email

Expertise

  • Stress Coping in Couples
  • Prevention and Intervention Program Effectiveness
  • Marriage and family therapy models
  • Multicultural Issues in Therapy (Emphasis on the Latino Population)
  • Couples' therapy interventions

Professional Activities

  • Licensure: Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT, 2005) in Maryland. Licensed Psychologist (#20809, 1994) in Argentina.
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Approved Supervisor and Clinical Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Horizon Region, Vesta Inc., former Regional Director

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.S. University of Maryland, College Park
  • Licentiate in Psychology, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • National Professor of English, Superior National Institute of Professorship, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Awards and Honors

Best Reviewer Award, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, October 2013.

Award of Excellence, Vesta Inc., July 2008.

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

Epstein, N. B., & Falconier, M. K. (2014). Cognitive-behavioral therapies for couples and families. In J.L.

Wetchler & L. L. Hecker (Eds.), An Introduction to marriage and Family therapy (2nd ed.) (pp. 259-318). New York: Routledge.

Falconier, M. K. (in press). Dyadic coping in Latino couples. In M. K. Falconier, A. K., Randall, & G. Bodenmann (Eds.), Couples coping with stress: A cross-cultural perspective. New York: Routledge.

Falconier, M. K., Randall, A. K., & Bodenmann, G. (in press). Cultural considerations in understanding dyadic coping across cultures. In M. K. Falconier, A. K., Randall, & G. Bodenmann (Eds.), Couples coping with stress: A cross-cultural perspective. New York: Routledge.

Edited Books

Falconier, M. K., Randall, A. K. , & Bodenmann, G. (in press). Couples coping with stress: A cross-cultural perspective. New York: Routledge.

Articles

Falconier, M. K., Jackson, J., Hilpert, J., & Bodenmann, G. (2015). Dyadic coping and relationship satisfaction: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 42, 28-46. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2015.07.002

Falconier, M. K., Huerta, M., & Hendrickson, E. (2015). Immigration Stress, Exposure to Traumatic Life Experiences, and Problem Drinking Among First-Generation Immigrant Latino Couples. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. doi: 10.1177/0265407515578825

Falconier, M.K. (2015). Together – A Couples’ Program to Improve Communication, Coping, and Financial Management Skills: Development and Initial Pilot-Testing. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy,41, 236-250. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12052

Falconier, M. K., Nussbeck, F., & Bodenmann, G. (2013). Dyadic coping in Latino couples: Validity of the Spanish version of the Dyadic Coping Inventory. Anxiety, Stress, & Coping, 26, 446-466. doi: 10.1080/10615806.2012.699045

Sponsored Research

Falconier, M. K. (September, 2015). TOGETHER: A Couple’s Model to Enhance Relationships and Economic Stability, Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Faculty Role: PI, 50% effort $7,500,000 (September 2015- September 2020).

Falconier, M. K. (July, 2011) TOGETHER- A Couples’ Program for Improving Communication, Coping, and Financial Management Skills – Pilot Test, Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation. Faculty Role: PI, $15,000 (July 2011 – June 2013).

Falconier, M. K. (July. 2010). TOGETHER - A Couples’ Program for Managing Financial and Marital Strain. Jerome Niles Award, Dean’s Research Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech. Faculty Role: PI, $11,500 (July 2010 - July 2011).