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Violeta Kadieva

Assistant Professor of Graduate Counseling
Community Counseling Center 113

Education

  • B.S. in Psychology, Viterbo University (Including coursework for chemical dependency counselor certification), May 2009
  • M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Wisconsin Stout, August 2011
  • Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Texas Tech University, May 2015

Dr. Violeta Kadieva is originally from Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She moved to the United States 12 years ago to earn a Psychology degree. She completed a B.S. in Psychology from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and her M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Then, she moved to Texas to get her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas Tech University.

Dr. Kadieva has a strong background in teaching civility, ethics, diversity, marriage and family therapy practicum, grant writing and other MFT classes. Dr. Kadieva completed the Teaching Effectiveness and Career Enhancement (TEACH) Program at Texas Tech University, which was modeled after the national Preparing Future Faculty movement. Shortly after she completed this teaching fellowship, Dr. Kadieva was invited to help with training master and doctoral students in diverse teaching approaches as part of the Groundwork Program of the Teaching Learning and Professional Development Center at Texas Tech University. Dr. Kadieva areas of interest include parenting styles leading to academic and psychological entitlement; entitlement and its relationship with self-esteem, family structure, and family SES; ethical issues in the use of technology; online training and practice; MFT supervision.

Violeta has co-facilitated numerous national and international training workshops and has presented her research at local, state, national, and international conferences. Violeta has written articles for the Journal of Pedagogical Research and Scholarship in Wales and the National Philosophical Student Journal in Bulgaria. She loves traveling, reading books, listening to music, dancing, cooking, going for long walks with her dog, and spending time with her husband. She is extremely grateful and excited to be a part of the Texas Wesleyan community.

Courses Taught

  • MFT 8416 Practicum III                                                                      
  • COU 6334 Community and Clinical Mental Health Administration
  • COU 6306 Research Methods and Program Evaluation                      
  • COU 6314 Professional Identity And Prepractium Skills                                                                        
  • COU 6315 LPC Practicum I 
  • COU 6316 LPC Practicum II               
  • COU 6324 MFT Practicum                
  • COU 6320 Principles of Marital Therapy
Presentations (Selected)
  • Kadieva, V., & Williams, D., (2017). Beyond Theory and Techniques in Supervision. Poster Presentation at the International Family Therapy Association’s 25th World Family Therapy Conference at Malaga, Spain.
  • Kadieva, V., & Williams, D.(2017). How Relational Entitlement Could Be Destructive for  Couple Relationships. Workshop at theAnnual Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference at Austin, TX.
  • Kadieva, V., & Rodriguez, M. (2016). Am I entitled? How entitlement can be destructive for relationships. Webinar shown in Fort Worth, TX and Chicago, IL.
  • Kadieva, V., & Williams, D. (2016). Finding the Supervision Key that Leads to Clients’ and  Therapists’ Progress. Research Discussion at theAnnual American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference at Indianapolis, IN.
  • Kadieva, V., Prouty, A. & Williams, D. (2016). Building the Pyramid that Leads to Clients’  Progress. Poster Presentation at theAnnual Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference at San Antonio, TX.
  • Kadieva, V., Prouty, A. & Williams, D. (2016). Building the Pyramid that Leads to Progress. Poster Presentation at the Texas Tech Family Therapy Symposium.
  • Kadieva, V., & Williams, D. (2015). Family Structure, Family SES, College Classification, and Gender-Implications for Entitlement Attitudes. Poster Presentation at the Texas Tech Graduate Research Poster Competition.
  • Kadieva, V., & Williams, D. (2015). Parental Styles, Family Structure, Family SES, and Entitlement. Poster Presentation at the Annual Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference at Austin, TX.
  • Kadieva, V. (2014). Building the Supervision Pyramid of Success: What Leads to Therapists Clinical Progress? Poster Presentation at the Annual American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference at Milwaukee, WI. Morelock, N., 
  • Kadieva, V., & Williams D. (2014). How Academically Entitled Students areAffecting Trends in Learning and Teaching? What Strategies you Can Use to Work withAcademically Entitled Students? Workshop Presentation at the 2014 Annual Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Kadieva, V. (2014). Developing your Teaching Portfolio. Workshop Presentation at the Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center at Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX.
  • Kadieva, V. (2014). How to Have Fun Teaching: Role Plays and Small Group Discussions. Workshop Presentation at the Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center at Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX.
  • Kadieva, V. (2014). Foundations ofMarriage and Family Therapy. Workshop Presentation at Medical Center, Derma Vision, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
  • Kadieva, V. (2014). Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy.Workshop Presentation at Family and Children Foundation, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
  • Kadieva, V. (2014). Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy. Workshop Presentation at Plovdiv University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
  • Kadieva, V., & Prouty, A. (2014). Building the Pyramid that Leads to Clients’ Progress:Supervision, Therapists’ Work and Clients’ Outcome. Poster Presentation at the International Family Therapy Association’s 22nd World Family Therapy Conference at Panama City, Panama. Douglas, S., Springer, N., 
  • Kadieva, V., Leckie, K., & Pounds, M. (2013). Clinical Supervision  of Client-Therapist Attraction. Workshop Presentation at the Family TherapySymposium at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Prouty, A., 
  • Kadieva, V., & Bedard, C. (2012). Family Resiliency During Breast CancerTreatment. Poster Presentation at the Annual American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference at Charlotte, NC.
Publications
  • Sakharuk, A., Schlueter, A. Kadieva, V., & Morehouse, R. (to be submitted).Students’ Understanding of  Intelligence and Their Performance in Medical School. Journal not yet determined.
  • Kadieva, V. (2017). Building the pyramid that leads to clients’ progress: Supervision, alliance, and therapist’s competency. Submitted to the Clinical Supervisor Journal.
  • Kadieva, V. & Korkow, H. (2017). The mindful self in narrative supervision. Submitted to the Journal of Family Psychotherapy.
  • Kadieva, V., Williams, D., & Morelock, N. (2017). How to save a generation of academically entitled students from low self-esteem. Journal not yet determined.
  • Kadieva, V., Williams, D., Morelock, C., & Buckner, M. (2016). What makes you think you
  •  deserve that grade?: Individual and contextual factors related to entitlement. Submitted and Accepted at the International Journal of Education and Social Science.
  • Kadieva, V. (2016). Types of intelligence and types of praise used by MFT supervisors and their Influence on MFT supervisees. Submitted to the Clinical Supervisor Journal.
  • Morehouse, R., Sakharuk, A., Merry, S., Kadieva, V., & Nesberg, M. (2009).A Microgenetic Study of the Tutoring Process: Learning Center Research.Journal of Pedagogical Research and Scholarship, 1 (2), 13-25
Research

Clinical Training in Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Supervision dynamics and styles, supervision techniques, supervisees experience with supervision, supervisees’ professional and personal development
  • Ethical issues and dilemmas in MFT, ethics in the use of technology such as Skype, Facebook, Twitter, texting and emails in MFT practice, supervision
  • Mindfulness meditation, using mindfulness in supervision and practice

Academic, Psychological and Relationship Entitlement

Parenting styles that lead to academic and psychological entitlement; types of entitlement and their relationship with self-esteem, class standing, family structure, family SES; couple dynamics that lead to relationship entitlement and intimate partner violence.