Program Faculty & Staff
Dr. Mariana Falconier is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Science at the University of Maryland, College Park and an affiliate faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where she was an associate professor, and clinic director of the Center for Family services first (2008-2016) and then director of the Master's Program in Marriage and Family Therapy (2017-2018). She completed her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and her doctoral degree in Family Studies at the Department of Family Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on how couples cope with stress, primarily economic and immigration stress in Latino couples. She has developed and pilot-tested TOGETHER: A Couple’s Model to Enhance Relationship and Economic Stability. She is the Program Director and Principal Investigator of TOGETHER, an interdisciplinary program designed to help couples improve their communication, coping, and financial management skills.
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