University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
January 16 , 2009
Contact: Robyn Andrews, (251) 928-8133
Distinguished Lecture Series
The Divorce Process

The University of South Alabama Baldwin County announces the distinguished lecture, The Divorce Process, which will describe the stages of the divorce adjustment process. The lecture will provide specific recommendations regarding how to cope during each stage, describe resources available to divorcing individuals, and provide information about the effects of divorce on children. Also, learn about professionals who work with the divorce process (e.g., divorce counselors, attorneys, social workers, police and judges). A handout along with a copy of a professional article authored by the presenters that detail material covered in the workshop will be provided. The handout and publication include detailed reference sections.

The lecture will be held on Sunday, March 8, 3:00 p.m. at USA Baldwin County’s Performance Center, located at the corner of St. James and Summit Streets in downtown Fairhope.

Dr. Harvey Joanning received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in Counseling with emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1973. From 1974 to 1987 he worked at Texas Tech University as Founder and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Doctoral Program and as a psychologist in the University Counseling Center. From 1987 until his retirement in 2002 he worked as Professor and Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Doctoral Program at Iowa State University.

Dr. Patricia Keoughan received her Master's Degrees in Counseling and Personnel Services from Drake University in 1987 and her Ph.D. from Iowa State University in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1993. Dr. Keoughan has extensive experience in the mental health profession including mental agencies, psychiatric hospitals, and private practice. She was an instructor in the Department of Counselor Education at Iowa State University and is presently an instructor at the University of South Alabama.

As a professional couple, Drs. Keoughan and Joanning have presented at state, regional and national professional conferences and have published numerous articles in professional journals. They have conducted an extensive private practice in marriage and family therapy over the last 13 years.

We look forward to seeing you at the lecture. Reservations are requested; please call (251) 928-8133 or e-mail to reserve your seat. To learn about additional programs offered at USA Baldwin County visit our website,

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