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Michelle Finley

Areas of interest:

Patient-centered communication and care, illness management, resilience, common factors in psychotherapeutic changes, couples therapy


BA, History, Abilene Christian University
MMFT, Marriage and Family Therapy, Abilene Christian University

Current Work:

I am working on three projects with Dr. Shields: 1) a study for developing measures for accompanied medical encounters, 2) an analysis of physician communication variables associated with end-of-life care, and 3) a systematic review of patient-centered communication measures used in empirical investigations. I am also working with Dr. Cleve Shields and Dr. Melissa Franks on the Communication and Diabetes Management Study in the Relationships and Healthcare Lab.

Advisor: Dr. Cleve Shields