Ms Cornwell is originally from Ohio. She did her undergraduate work in sociology and psychology at Missouri State University.  Before attending graduate school at University of Houston Clear Lake she worked for five years with pre-schoolers as Head Start Director and  as an assistant in private day care schools. During her graduate education and post degree Ms Cornwell worked for six years with Dr. Linda Bell on longitudinal research project looking at couple and family interactional processes funded by NIMH. Ms Cornwell has over 30 years of experience as a couple and family therapist, educator, trainer and supervisor. Ms Cornwell is the Senior Supervisor of the Family Studies Center where she is training and supervising couple and family therapy interns, medical students and psychiatry residents.


Undergraduate School
Missouri State University (1971), Psychology
Other Post Graduate Training
University of Houston-Clear Lake (1978)
Graduate School
University of Houston-Clear Lake (1978), Behavioral Science


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Learning Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Four Clinicians' Perspectives,
Chance A. Bell, Wayne H. Denton, Gloria Martin, Adam D. Coffey, Clyde O. Hanks, Connie S. Cornwell & Jacob B. Priest Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 17:1, 61-78, DOI: 10.1080/15332691.2017.1310638 2018 1 17 61-78
Clinical issues for working with patients and family members dealing with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Connie S. Cornwell 2016 Journal of Family Psychotherapy 27:1, 57-66,
Evaluation of a family wellness course for persons in prison.
Linda G. Bell & Connie S. Cornwell The Journal of Correctional Education 2015 66 45-57
Peer Relationships of Adolescent Daughter: A Reflection of Family Relationship Patterns
Linda Bell, David Bell, Connie Cornwell Family Relations 1988 37 171-174
Experienced Closeness and Distance Among Family Members
Linda Bell, David Bell, Connie Cornwell, Lena Ericksen Contemporary Family Therapy 1988 3
Global Scales to Code Family Interaction
Linda Bell, David Bell & Connie Cornwell 1983
Interaction Process Coding Scheme
Linda Bell, David Bell, & Connie Cornwell 1982


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Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Kappa Delta
    Sociology Honor Society (1971)
  • Psi Chi
    Psychology Honor Society (1971)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Family Therapy Academy (2014)
  • Approved AAMFT Supervisor
  • Dallas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Fellow of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Texas Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (1978)