Raquel DeleviChild and Family Studies
Office: E&T 508
I am originally from Istanbul, Turkey, and moved to the U.S. in 2002 to get my graduate degree. After getting my M.A. in Marriage and Family therapy from Syracuse University, and my Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University, I was very happy to join the CalState LA family in Fall 2009. Besides my teaching and research, I continue to work with individuals, couples, and families in a community mental health clinic which helps me link theory to practice.
Some of my areas of expertise include development of intimate relationships, communication, relationship conflict and violence, divorce, and remarriage.
One of my expertise is in the area of
pre-marital counseling. I am trained in PREP
(Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) which is one of the most
comprehensive and well respected divorce-prevention/marriage enhancing programs
in the world.
Some of the classes I teach include:
CHDV 120 Intimate Relationships in a Diversified Society
CHDV 140 Child Development
CHDV 412 Child Abuse and Family Violence
CHDV 424 Divorce and Remarriage
In my teaching, I tend to adopt a hands-on approach where I encourage students to relate to the material. This is often done by class discussions, in-class group activities or assignments incorporating real life experiences. I try to create a safe learning environment that promotes critical thinking where students can grow personally and professionally. I always incorporate issues of diversity in regards to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion etc.
My research focuses on various aspects of romantic relationships. In the past, I have examined the impact of interparental conflict on young adult romantic relationships. Currently, one of the projects I am working on examines the cross-cultural meaning of romantic relationships. More specifically, I am studying the change in romantic relationship expectations of International students from Turkey. In another project, I am working with a colleague to understand how technology (i.e. cell phones, facebook) is used in initiating and dissolving romantic relationships among college students.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Braithwaite, S., R., Delevi, R., Fincham, F. D. (2010). Romantic relationships and the physical and mental health of college students. Personal Relationships, 17, 1-12.
Delevi, R. , Cornille, T., & Cui, M. (under review). Does positivity matter? Impact of interparental interaction on young adult conflict management.
Delevi, R., & Bugay, A. (2009). Shift in romantic relationship expectations of international graduate students from Turkey. International Section, National Council on Family Relations Conference, San Francisco, CA
|Delevi, R., & Cornille, T. (2009). Does positivity matter? Impact of interpersonal interactions on young adult conflict management. Family Sciences Section, National Council on Family Relations Conference, San Francisco, CA||2009|
Delevi, R. (2008). Multicultural competence and ethics. International Conference on Ethics across Curriculum. Baltimore, MD.
Ph.D. Marriage and Family Therapy 2008
- Florida State University
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy 2005
- Syracuse University
B.A. Psychology 2003
- Koc University
B.A. International Relations 2003
- Koc University
|Course||Course Title||Day & Time||Room||Quarter|
|CHDV 120||Intimate Relationships||M/W 9.50-11.30am||FA 347||Spr 2010|
|CHDV 412||Child Abuse and Family Violence||W 6.10-10pm||FA 347||Spr 2010|