Judith Myers Avis, Ph.D., is professor emerita of couple and family therapy at the University of Guelph in Ontario Canada. As an educator, clinician, and researcher, her work has focused on gender, trauma, resilience, and re-storying in couple and family relationships, and draws on narrative, feminist, and mindfulness ideas.
Dr. Myers Avis graduated with a Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1986 and taught at the University of Guelph in the Family Relations and Applied Nutrition Department until her retirement in 2004, directing the couple and family therapy program for 2 years. She went on to a productive career as a professor, therapy consultant, supervisor, and practitioner in Guelph. Author or co-author of more than 40 journal articles and book chapters, Dr. Myers Avis has given conference presentations, keynote addresses, and invited workshops throughout the world.
Contributions to the Profession
Dr. Myers Avis is best known for being one of the pioneers in the...
- Avis, J. M. (1988). Deepening awareness: A private study guide to feminism and family therapy. In L. Braverman (Ed.), Women, feminism and family therapy. New York: Haworth Press.Google Scholar
- Avis, J. M. (1996a). Deconstructing gender in family therapy. In F. P. Piercy, D. H. Sprenkle, & J. Wetchler (Eds.), A family therapy sourcebook (2nd ed., p. ##). New York: Guilford Press.Google Scholar
- Avis, J. M. (1996b). Feminist-informed training in family therapy: Approaching the millenium. In K. Weingarten, & M. Bograd (Eds.), Reflections on feminist family therapy training (p. ##). New York: Haworth Press.Google Scholar
- Avis, J. M. (2006). Escaping narratives of domination: Ideas for clinical practice with women oppressed by relationship violence. In R. Alaggia and C. Vine (Eds.), Cruel but not unusual: Violence in Canadian families – A sourcebook of history, theory & practice (p. ##). Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press.Google Scholar