Alba Nino

alba nino

Alba Nino |
Associate Professor

California School of Professional Psychology
MA in Marital and Family Therapy
anino@alliant.edu
Personal Interests
Traveling, swimming, theater, independent films.
Professional Interests
Person-of-the-therapist training.
Emotion and attachment-centered therapies.
Diversity and social justice in Couple and Family Therapy.
Trauma therapy.
Therapy with immigrant, Latino, and bilingual families.
Qualitative research.
Bio

Alba Niño, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Program (San Diego Campus). She is a licensed marriage and family therapist (Maryland - 2008; California - 2018) and she is an AAMFT approved supervisor since 2013. Since her appointment at Alliant International University in 2013, she has taught courses on topics such as theories and therapeutic models in MFT, diversity in families, trauma and crisis intervention, and person of the therapist. Her interest in the self of the therapists, the quality of the therapeutic relationship, and the experiences of immigrant therapists is reflected in her publication and presentation record.

Education
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2008
PhD; Marriage and Family Therapy, Drexel University
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2003
MS; Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Maryland at College Park
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1995
BS; Anthropology, Universidad de Los Andes (Bogot-Colombia)
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1993
BS; Psychology, Universidad de Los Andes (Bogot-Colombia)
Honors
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2012
Teaching Excellence Award, Graduate Excellence Committee - Drexel University
Publications
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2017

Nio, A. (2017, March). Person-of-the-Therapist Training (POTT): Premises, implementation and supporting research. Workshop presented at the XXV World Family Therapy Congress, Malaga, Spain.
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2014

Kissil, K., Nio, A., & Aponte, H. (2014). Facilitating clinician development using themes of personal issues. In R.A. Bean, S. Davis, & M. Davey (Eds.), Clinical supervision activities for increasing competence and self-awareness (pp. 3-7). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
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2014

Nio, A., Kissil, K., & Aponte, H. (2014). Exploring the person-of-the-therapist for better joining, assessment, and intervention. In R.A. Bean, S. Davis, & M. Davey (Eds.), Clinical supervision activities for increasing competence and self-awareness (pp. 9-13). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
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2016

Nio, A. (2016). Looking at the POTT process: The case of the "rescuer". In H. J. Aponte & K. Kissil (Eds.), The person of the therapist training model: Mastering the use of self (pp. 60-76). New York, NY: Routledge.
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2017

Hawker, M., & Nio, A. (2017). Factors contributing to posttraumatic growth in Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 26, 1104-1116. doi: 10.1080/10926771.2017.1341442
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2016

Nio, A., Kissil, K., & Davey, M. (2016). Strategies used by foreign born family therapists to connect across cultural differences: A thematic analysis. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 42, 123-138. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12115
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2014

Kissil, K., Nio, A, Ingram, M., & Davey, M. (2014). "I knew from day one that I was either gonna fight this thing or be defeated": African American parents' experiences of coping with breast cancer. Journal of Family Nursing, 20, 98-119. doi: 10.1177/1074840713504035
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2018

Kissil, K., & Nio, A. (2018). The Person-of-the-Therapist Training's state of affairs: Evaluating research and implementation of the model. Journal of Family Psychotherapy. doi: doi.org/10.1080/08975353.2018.1477383.
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2017

Kissil, K., & Nio, A. (2017). Does the Person-of-the-Therapist Training (POTT) promote self-care? Personal gains of MFT trainees following POTT: A retrospective thematic analysis. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12213.
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2016

Nio, A., Kissil, K., & Cooke, L. (2016). Training for connection: Students' perceptions of the effects of the Person-of-the-Therapist Training on their therapeutic relationships. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 42, 599-614. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12167.
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2015

Nio, A., Kissil, K., & Apolinar, F. L. (2015). Perceived professional gains of master's level students following a Person-of-the-Therapist Training program: A retrospective content analysis. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 41, 163-176. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12051
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2014

Davey, M., Waite, R., Nuez, A., Nio, A., & Kissil, K. (2014). A snapshot of patients' perceptions of oncology providers' cultural competence. Journal of Cancer Education, 29, 657-664. doi: 10.1007/s13187-014-0619-9
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2013

Kissil, K., Nino, A., & Davey, M. (2013). Doing therapy in a foreign land: when the therapist is "not from here". American Journal of Family Therapy, 41, 134-147. doi: 10.1080/01926187.2011.641441
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2012

Davey, M., Nino, A, Kissil, K., & Ingram, M. (2012). African American parents' experiences navigating breast cancer while caring for their children. Qualitative Health Research, 22, 1260-1270. doi: 10.1177/1049732312449211
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2011

Davey, M., Tubbs, C., Kissil, K., & Nino, A. (2011). "We are survivors too": African American adolescents' experiences of coping with parental breast cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 20, 77-87. doi: 10.1002/pon.1712
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2010

Kissil, K., Nino, A. Jacobs, S., Davey, M., & Tubbs, C., (2010). "It has been a good growing experience for me": Growth experiences among African American youth coping with parental cancer. Family Systems and Health, 28, 274-289. doi: 10.1037/a0020001
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2010

Davey, M., Kissil, K., & Nino, A., Tubbs, C. (2010). "They paid no mind to my state of mind": African American breast cancer patients' experiences of cancer care delivery. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 28, 683-698. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2010.516807
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