Jennifer L. Montesi, M.A.
is in her fifth year of graduate studies. She is currently completing her
predoctoral internship at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Health Care System in
Palo Alto, California. She received her B.A. in psychology, French, and
comparative literature from Vanderbilt University, and her M.A. in clinical
psychology from Temple University. Jennifer's research examines the role of
transparency, intimate communication, and sexuality in intimate relationships.
Her current clinical foci are couple and family therapy from a systems
perspective and the treatment of addiction.
Representative publications and/or presentations:
Montesi, J.L., Fauber,
R.L., Gordon, E.A., Heimberg, R.G. (2011). The Specific Importance of
Communicating About Sex to Couples’ Sexual and Overall Relationship
Satisfaction. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 28, 591-609.
J.L., Fauber, R.L., Gordon, E.A., Conner, B.T., Heimberg, R.G. Social Anxiety,
Fear of Intimacy, Sexual Communication, and Sexual Satisfaction in Romantic
Relationships. (in submission).