Graduate School
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2007), Marriage and Family Therapy
Graduate School
Florida State University (2012), Marriage and Family Therapy


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

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
The role of close relationships in the mental and physical health of Latino Americans
Priest JB, Woods SB Family Relations 2015 64 2 319-331
Intimacy in the midst of caregiving: Examining relationship and sexual satisfaction of parents raising children with special needs
Negash S, Nalbone D, Wetchler J, Woods SB, Fontaine K Journal of Family Psychotherapy 2015 26 3 190-209
The biobehavioral family model: testing social support as an additional exogenous variable.
Woods SB, Priest JB, Roush T Fam Process 2014 Dec 53 4 672-85
The biobehavioral family model as a framework for examining the connections between family relationships, mental, and physical health for adult primary care patients.
Woods SB, Denton WH Fam Syst Health 2014 Jun 32 2 235-40
Relational discord in urban primary care: prevalence rates and psychiatric comorbidities.
Woods SB, Priest JB, Fish JN, Rodriguez JE, Denton WH J Health Care Poor Underserved 2014 May 25 2 913-29

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)