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Bethany SuppesBethany Suppes

Assistant Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3881
Fax: 509.777.None listed
Office Location:
Email: bsuppes@whitworth.edu

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I aim to improve the lives of others via therapy and education by increasing understanding of themselves in order to improve their relationships and life skills.

Education

Ph.D., Marriage & Family Therapy, Texas Wesleyan University, 2019

MMFT, Abilene Christian University, 2014

B.A., English, Abilene Christian University, 2011

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty

2019

Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Publications:

Suppes, B. (2018) Self-care as self-advocacy: Taking care of the self of the therapist in L. Metcalf (Ed.) Marriage and family therapy: A practice-oriented approach (2nd ed.). New York City, NY: Springer Publishing Co.

Presentations:

Conference Presenter, Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapy February 2018

   • Solo presentation on Treating Addiction with Internal Family System Therapy

   • Co-presenting on Ethics of Attraction: Responsibly addressing sexual attraction between Therapist and Client

Solo Research Poster Presenter, Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapy February 2016

   • Introduction of original research over Integrating Internal Family Systems Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy and using Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out in Internal Family Systems clinical therapy

Group Research Poster Presenter, Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapy February 2014

   • Analysis of family of origin’s influence on relationships and sexual attitudes and behaviors

Co-organizer and Presenter of an Editing Workshop, Abilene Christian University Spring 2014

   • Curriculum covered APA paper structure and citation format, common grammatical errors

Research & Scholarship

Research interests include self-compassion, Internal Family Systems therapy use with trauma survivors, and influence of tattoos on identity development