Andrea Meyer Stinson, PhD

Meyer, AndreaEducation

  • BS, Psychology, University of Georgia
  • BA, Sociology, University of Georgia
  • MS, Child and Family Development with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, Purdue University
  • PhD, Marriage and Family Therapy, Certificate in Educational Statistics, The Florida State University


  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • AAMFT Clinical Fellow
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Research Interest

Dr. Meyer Stinson’s research is focused on improving the accessibility and quality of mental health services to children and families, particularly for those who are underserved or vulnerable. She is also interested in maternal child health interventions in order to address maternal mental health issues and improve parent child relationships. Her research investigates the intersection between child, parent, and community risk and protective factors as they impact family functioning, child behavior, parent-child interactions and health. She also aims to conduct research that links scholarship, training, workforce development, and clinical practice together in a recursive manner. She is currently interested in the use of integrated behavioral health in pediatric primary care settings to screen and treat child behavior problems, toxic stress, family distress, and chronic childhood illnesses such as asthma, diabetes, and obesity.

Selected Publications

  • Meyer A.S., Stinson M.A. (2018) Pretend Technique in Couple and Family Therapy. In: Lebow J., Chambers A., Breunlin D. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Springer, Cham.
  • Stinson, M. A., Bermudez, J. M., Gale, J., Lewis, D., Meyer, A. S., & Templeton, B. T. (2017). Marital satisfaction, conflict resolution styles, and religious attendance among Latino couples: Using the actor-partner interdependence model. The Family Journal, 25(3), 215-223. DOI: 10.1177/1066480717710645.
  • Meyer, A. S., Stinson, M. A., Templeton, G. B., & Codone, S. (2016). Teaching research methods to students: Traditional vs. research informed approaches. Contemporary Family Therapy, 38 (3), 295-306, DOI: 10.1007/s10591-016-0385-7 (
  • Meyer, A. S., & *Moore, A. A. (2015). The future of termination of parental rights research and practice: A commentary on Ben-David. Journal of Family Social Work, 18 (4), 253-266, DOI: 10.1080/10522158.2015.1079585 (
  • Harris-McCoy, D., Meyer, A. S., McWey, L.M., & Henderson, T. H. (2014). Substance use, policy, and foster care. Journal of Family Issues, 35 (10), 1298-1321. DOI: 10.1177/0192513X13481439 (
  • Olmstead, S., Pasley, B. K., Meyer, A. S., Stanford, P., Fincham, F. F., & Delevi, R. (2011). Implementing relationship education for emerging adult college students: Insights from the field. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 10, 215-228 (
  • Meyer, A. S., McWey, L. M, McKendrick, S., & Henderson, T. (2010). Substance use, foster care, and termination of parental rights: The importance of risk factors for legal outcomes. Children & Youth Services Review, 32, 639-649.
  • Cornille, T., Meyer, A. S., Mullis, A. K., & Mullis, R. (2008). The Family Outreach Model: Tools for engaging and working with families in distress. Journal of Family Social Work, 11, 181-201.


Dr. Meyer Stinson is currently working on two grant opportunities:

  • A five year 5.5 million dollar federal HRSA grant to reduce infant and maternal mortality and improve maternal child/family outcomes in seven rural counties of Georgia.
  • The Resilient Middle Georgia Project aims to build a common language and understanding about adversity, trauma, and ACEs while also identifying and empowering community champions to join the trauma informed care movement ($200,000 grant from Pittulloch Foundation).

Professional Involvement

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Collaborative Family Health Association (CFHA)
  • Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (GAMFT)
  • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

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