Graduate School
University of Rochester (2006), Marriage and Family Therapy
Graduate School
Florida State University (2012), Marriage and Family Therapy


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

PedHITSS: A Screening Tool to Detect Childhood Abuse in Clinical Settings.
Shakil A, Day PG, Chu J, Woods SB, Bridges K Fam Med 2018 11 50 10 763-769
In Our Lives and Under Our Skin: An Investigation of Specific Psychobiological Mediators Linking Family Relationships and Health Using the Biobehavioral Family Model.
Priest JB, Roberson PNE, Woods SB Fam Process 2018 Mar
How health behaviors link romantic relationship dysfunction and physical health across 20 years for middle-aged and older adults.
Roberson PNE, Shorter RL, Woods S, Priest J Soc Sci Med 2018 Feb 201 18-26
My family is making me sick - but, for both him and her?: examining the effect of gender on the association between close relationships and health
Roberson PNE, Woods SB, Priest JB, Miller M Journal of Family Studies 2018
Do the Constructs of the FACES IV Change Based on Definitions of "Family?" A Measurement Invariance Test.
Priest JB, Parker EO, Woods SB J Marital Fam Ther 2017 Jul
The Biobehavioral Family Model: Close relationships and allostatic load.
Priest JB, Woods SB, Maier CA, Parker EO, Benoit JA, Roush TR Soc Sci Med 2015 Oct 142 232-40
Experiences of family therapists working with families in a transitional homeless community.
Harris-McKoy DE, Woods SB, Brantley CW, Farineau HM J Marital Fam Ther 2015 Apr 41 2 192-204
Predicting Improvement in Depression Across Therapies Using Indicators of Romantic Relationship Functioning: A Preliminary Investigation.
Woods SB, Priest JB, Denton WH Am J Fam Ther 2015 Jan 43 1 44-56
"I'm so excited for you!": How an enthusiastic responding intervention enhances close relationships
Woods SB, Lambert NM, Brown P, Fincham F, May R Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 2015 32 1 24-40
Tell me where it hurts: A pilot study assessing mental and relational health in primary care using a biopsychosocial assessment intervention
Woods SB, Priest JB, Denton WH The Family Journal 2015 23 2 109-119


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Case Studies in Couple and Family Therapy: Through the Lens of Early Career Professionals

Connie Cornwell, Sarah Woods (Ed.) (2020). Routledge

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in the Media
    American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2017)
  • Special Recognition Award
    Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2017)
  • Dissertation Award
    American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2013)