• Ph.D. 2009, Virginia Tech
  • M.A. 2004, Alliant International University
  • B.A. 1999, Colorado College

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Articles

Stone, D. J., & Dolbin-MacNab, M. L. (2017). Racial socialization practices of White mothers raising Black-White Biracial children. Contemporary Family Therapy, 39(2), 97-111.
Title Racial socialization practices of White mothers raising Black-White Biracial children
Collaborators Megan Dolbin-MacNab
Publish Date 2017
Journal Contemporary Family Therapy Springer
Publisher Springer
Citation Stone, D. J., & Dolbin-MacNab, M. L. (2017). Racial socialization practices of White mothers raising Black-White Biracial children. Contemporary Family Therapy, 39(2), 97-111.
Abstract The purpose of this retrospective qualitative study was to examine the impact of monoracial Black or White parents’ racial socialization practices on the process of biracial identity development for their Black-White biracial children. Data were obtained through in-person, semi-structured interviews with 10 White monoracial mothers and 11 of their adult (ages 18 to 40) biracial children. The phenomenological analysis of participants’ experiences raising biracial children and growing up biracial revealed two overarching themes of racial socialization practices interacting with and influencing biracial identity development: creating a biracial family identity and navigating biracial with the outside world. Findings from this study expand the racial socialization research by connecting parental racial socialization with their child’s biracial identity and adding the unique perspective that racial socialization is an interactive family process in interracial families. Additionally, data from this study has important clinical and future research implications.
Caldwell, B. E., & Stone, D. J. (2016). Using scaling to facilitate ethical decision-making in family therapy. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 44(4), 198-210. doi:10.1080/01926187.2016.1150797 

Title Using scaling to facilitate ethical decision-making in family therapy
Collaborators Benjamin Caldwell
Publish Date 2016
Journal The American Journal of Family Therapy Routledge
Publisher Routledge
Citation Caldwell, B. E., & Stone, D. J. (2016). Using scaling to facilitate ethical decision-making in family therapy. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 44(4), 198-210. doi:10.1080/01926187.2016.1150797 

Abstract Ethical decision-making in family therapy is inherently complex, as it requires therapists to balance competing needs of multiple individuals and subsystems. Game theory offers a potential means of helping facilitate such decision-making, by encouraging attendance to the likely impact of various courses of action on individuals and subsystems as related to each of the core ethical principles underlying psychotherapeutic practice. This manuscript explores the potential use of game theory in family therapists’ ethical decision making through case examples. Benefits and risks of such an approach are reviewed.
Stone, D. J., & ChenFeng, J. (2015 July/August). Early career MFTs: Finding voice and flourishing. Family Therapy Magazine, 14, 10-14.
Title Early career MFTs: Finding voice and flourishing.
Collaborators Jessica ChenFeng
Publish Date 2015
Journal Family Therapy Magazine American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Publisher American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Citation Stone, D. J., & ChenFeng, J. (2015 July/August). Early career MFTs: Finding voice and flourishing. Family Therapy Magazine, 14, 10-14.
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Stone, D. J. (2014 March/April). Working with multiracial individuals and families: Increasing our understanding. Family Therapy Magazine, 13, 22-26.
Title Working with multiracial individuals and families: Increasing our understanding.
Collaborators
Publish Date 2014
Journal Family Therapy Magazine American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Publisher American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Citation Stone, D. J. (2014 March/April). Working with multiracial individuals and families: Increasing our understanding. Family Therapy Magazine, 13, 22-26.
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Miller, J. K., & Stone, D. J. (2011). The Voices of Family Therapy Doctoral Students of Color: Aspirations and Factors Influencing Careers in Academia, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 39(2), 101-113.
Title The Voices of Family Therapy Doctoral Students of Color: Aspirations and Factors Influencing Careers in Academia
Collaborators
Publish Date 2011
Journal Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development American Counseling Association
Publisher American Counseling Association
Citation Miller, J. K., & Stone, D. J. (2011). The Voices of Family Therapy Doctoral Students of Color: Aspirations and Factors Influencing Careers in Academia, Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 39(2), 101-113.
Abstract "This study examines key factors influencing career aspirations of doctoral students of color from family therapy doctoral programs across the country, with a special focus on factors influencing the choice to pursue an academic career. Qualitative interviews with students at varying levels of degree completion revealed factors influencing career aspiration. Respondents discussed their views regarding the barriers to careers in academia as well as suggestions for overcoming those barriers."
Allen, K. A., Husser, E. H., Stone, D. J., & Jordal, C. E. (2008). Agency and error in young adults’stories of sexual decision making. Family Relations, 57, 517-529.
Title Agency and error in young adults’ stories of sexual decision making
Collaborators Katherine Allen, Erica Husser, Christian Jordal
Publish Date 2008
Journal Family Relations
Citation Allen, K. A., Husser, E. H., Stone, D. J., & Jordal, C. E. (2008). Agency and error in young adults’stories of sexual decision making. Family Relations, 57, 517-529.
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Presentations

ChenFeng, J., & Stone, D. J. (2017, September). Finding Your Voice to Flourish and Advocate as Beginning MFTs. Career Development Session, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy National Conference, Atlanta, GA.
Title Finding Your Voice to Flourish and Advocate as Beginning MFTs.
Collaborators Jessica ChenFeng
Presentation Date 2017
Location American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy National Conference, Atlanta, GA
Citation ChenFeng, J., & Stone, D. J. (2017, September). Finding Your Voice to Flourish and Advocate as Beginning MFTs. Career Development Session, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy National Conference, Atlanta, GA.
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Stone, D. J. (2017, March). Working with multiracial individuals, couples, and families.Invited Keynote Speaker, Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Spring Conference, Madison, WI.
Title Working with multiracial individuals, couples, and families.
Collaborators
Presentation Date 2017
Location Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Spring Conference, Madison, WI
Citation Stone, D. J. (2017, March). Working with multiracial individuals, couples, and families.Invited Keynote Speaker, Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Spring Conference, Madison, WI.
Abstract As marriage and family therapists, we must continuously expand our knowledge and effective skills for working with more diverse populations. Multiracial individuals, couples, and families are one such population deserving increased attention. While the multiracial individual, couple, and family experience is complex, researchers generally contend that this group may encounter stressors such as racial discrimination; stigmatization; microaggressions from outside and within the family; and personal, familial, social, and/or political pressure regarding their individual, couple, and/or family identity. This is also a diverse group of people who have been resilient as families, activists, and social change agents. In this workshop, participants will learn more about who the multiracial population is—what defines this group as individuals, couples and families. As well, participants will be immersed in the stories of this subgroup of the U.S. population through first person narratives, review of the latest research, and interactive activities. Another core component of the participant’s workshop experience will include self-of-the-therapist exploration related to their social location and personal identity and facilitated engagement with others at the conference related to these ideas. Finally, participants will learn effective ways to reach these potential clients in your communities as well as meaningful interventions and useful models of therapy for addressing some of their unique challenges.
Stone, D. J., & ChenFeng, J. (2016, June). Finding voice and flourishing as beginning MFTs. Workshop Session, American Family Therapy Academy Open Conference, Denver, CO.
Title Finding voice and flourishing as beginning MFTs
Collaborators Jessica ChenFeng
Presentation Date 2016
Location American Family Therapy Academy Open Conference, Denver, CO
Citation Stone, D. J., & ChenFeng, J. (2016, June). Finding voice and flourishing as beginning MFTs. Workshop Session, American Family Therapy Academy Open Conference, Denver, CO.
Abstract Our intent with this workshop is to give voice to some of the challenges and difficult encounters related to statuses such as race, ethnicity, and gender (among others) students, trainees, and interns have with peers, faculty, supervisors, and clients on their journey to becoming a marriage and family therapist. While most MFT training programs work to promote multiculturally aware and sensitive therapists, the discussions related to the student therapist’s or intern’s experience of discrimination in the classroom, the therapy room, and/or supervision are not often facilitated. This topic is also not widely discussed in the literature. Ali et al., (2005) (from the book Voices of color: First person accounts of ethnic minority therapists) in their chapter on therapists of color speaking about their experiences with racism from colleagues, clients, and supervisors discuss the lack of opportunity for student therapists and interns to discuss these discriminatory experiences.  However, it is of critical importance to empower students to find their voice in these multiple contexts to share feelings, attitudes, and decisions connected to these experiences; without this, students with marginalizing experiences continue to have voiceless parts that do not get integrated into their whole beings, having the potential to negatively impact clinical work.  The purpose of this workshop is to engage current students and early career clinical interns in supportive discussions about self and identity in the self-of-the-therapist journey from student to licensed clinician. The presenters will share stories of students and interns grappling with questions of identity related to topics of race, religion, gender, beliefs, values, etc. and how those topics interact with the development of the therapist in academic settings and early career experiences. Supportive suggestions will be offered and new ideas generated for ways the student-trainee-supervisee can remain authentically themselves and access their voice on the self-of-the-therapist journey.
Gehart, D. R., Stone, D. J., & Jones, Q. (2013, October). The competent MFT: Journey from Student to the Professional, Special Interest Session at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy National Conference, Portland, OR.
Title The competent MFT: Journey from Student to the Professional
Collaborators Diane Gehart and Quinton Jones
Presentation Date 2013
Location American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy National Conference, Portland, OR.
Citation Gehart, D. R., Stone, D. J., & Jones, Q. (2013, October). The competent MFT: Journey from Student to the Professional, Special Interest Session at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy National Conference, Portland, OR.
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