Contact Information

Associate Professor
Marriage and Family Therapy and
Human Development and Family Science

University of Georgia
207 Family Science Center (House A)
403 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA30602

Office 706-542-3296

Membership Information

Membership Category:
Research Scientists

Member Since: 2005


Maria Bermudez, Ph.D.

Ignacio Acevedo-Polakovich, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Virginia Tech
M.S.,  Purdue University
B.S., University of Houston


Bitar, G. W., Kimball, T., Bermúdez, J. M., & Drew, C.  (2014).  Therapist self-disclosure and culturally competent care with Mexican American court mandated clients: A phenomenological study.  Journal of Contemporary Family Therapy, 36, 417-425. doi: 10 1007/s10591-014-9308-4. 

Stinson, M. A., George, D. V., Hjelmstad, L. R., McCoy, M. A., Mennenga, K. D., & Bermudez, J. M.  (2014).  Finding Your Cadence: Introducing the Dynamic Developmental Framework of Supervision.  Journal of Systemic Therapies, 32(4), 19-32. doi: 10.1521/jsyt.2013.32.4.19

Bermúdez, J..M., Zak-Hunter, L., Stinson, M. A. (2014).  “I am not losing my kids to the streets”: Meanings and experiences of motherhood among Mexican origin women.  Journal of Family Issues, 35, 3-27.  doi:10.1177/0192513X12462680

Bermúdez, J. M.,  Sharp, E. A., & Taniguchi, N.  (2013- on line).  Tapping into the complexity: Ambivalent sexism, dating, and familial beliefs among Hispanic young adults. Journal of Family Issues. doi:10.1177/0192513X13506706

McCoy, M., Stinson, M., & Bermúdez, J. M., Gladney, L. (2013). Utilizing a narrative approach to increase intimacy after prostate cancer.  Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 8(1), 48-69.  doi: 10.1080/15401383.2013.763684

Seponski, D. M., Bermudez, J. M., & Lewis, D. C. (2013). Creating culturally responsive family therapy models and research: Introducing the use of responsive evaluation as a method. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 39(1), 28-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2011.00282.x.

Bermúdez, J.M., Stinson, M, A.,&  Zak-Hunter, L. M. & Abrams, B. (2011).  Mejor sola que mal acompañada:  Strengths and challenges of Mexican origin mothers parenting alone. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 52(8), 622-641.

Bermúdez, J. M., & Stinson, M. A. (2011).  Redefining conflict resolution styles for Latino couples: Examining the role of gender and culture. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy 23(2), 71-87.

Bermúdez, J.M., Zak-Hunter, L., Silva, L. (2011).   Experiences of parenting classes for Mexican American mothers parenting alone: Offering culturally responsive approaches.  American Journal of Family Therapy, 39, 360-374.

Kim, J-H., Gale, J., Goetz J , Bermúdez, J. M. (2011).   Relational financial therapy:  An innovative and collaborative treatment approach.  Contemporary Family Therapy, 33(3), 229-241.