Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology
Dr. Sandy-Ann M. Griffith is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology. She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Old Dominion University (ODU) and her Master of Arts in Counselor Education with an emphasis in clinical mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, and play therapy from the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Griffith also worked on federally funded research grants at the UCF’s Marriage and Family Research Institute and is a member of the Consortium for Family Strengthening Research, an interdisciplinary, multi-university research team. Her research interests include the impact of childhood adversity on family and adult relationship health outcomes in historically marginalized, under-served populations, and the effectiveness of healthy fatherhood and relationship education programming in reducing recidivism rates and increasing family stability among minority fathers. Dr. Griffith is a National Certified Counselor and a lead facilitator of multiple couple and relationship education curricula. She has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level and her clinical experiences include trauma, substance abuse, individual, couples, and group counseling for male perpetrators of domestic violence.
Griffith, S. M. (2018). The relationship between childhood adversity and adult relationship health for economically marginalized, racially and ethnically diverse individuals. (Doctoral dissertation). Counseling and Human Services, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.