Mariana Juras

Assistant Professor | School of Psychology

Contact Information
(321) 674-7457
710FTC - L3Harris Commons Building - Room 223

Personal Overview

Dr. Juras is a psychologist and marriage and family therapist from Brazil. She came to the US in 2015 as a visiting research scholar in the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. She taught for three years in the Psychology Department at Eastern Illinois University and its Clinical Psychology Master of Arts program, and for one year at Florida Gulf Coast University, where she taught clinical psychology courses and mentored undergraduate and graduate students in research, thesis, and internship. Her research interests include family matters on forensic psychology, divorce and remarriage, domestic violence, parenting interventions, with focus on multicultural differences. She has multiple ongoing research projects in collaboration with scholars from the US, Mexico and Brazil, and with former graduate students. She currently serves as a board director of the American Family Therapy Academy.

Educational Background

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology and Culture, University of Brasilia, 2016

Graduate Specialization, Marriage and Family Therapy, Catholic University of Goias, 2010

M.S., Clinical Psychology and Culture, University of Brasilia, 2009

B.S., Psychology, University of Brasilia, 2007

Current Courses

PSY 5501 - Personality/Psychotherapy

PSY 5121 - Culture and Social Psych

PSY 5591 - Seminar/Ethics 1

PSY 6560 - Supervision Clin Training

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