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Dr. Tim Welch


Dr. Tim Welch

Assistant Professor
Human Development and Family Science
Health Center 105B
(660) 543-4783


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Couple and family Therapy, Michigan State University
  • Post Graduate Certificate, Program Evaluation, Michigan State University 
  • Master of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy, Oklahoma State University 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Oklahoma State University 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Oklahoma State University 

Dr. Tim Welch is an assistant professor in Human Development and Family Science at the University of Central Missouri. Dr. Welch is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). His research interests include resiliency to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), change processes in couple and family therapy, clinician training and development and advanced quantitative methodology. 

He has experience working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital with children, a large outpatient non-profit for at-risk youths, delivering home-based family therapy services for families working towards family reunification and in private practice. He has received training in multiple evidence based practices including emotionally focused couple therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) and play therapy. 


Welch T.S., Brosi M., Shuler J., & Jessell B. (2021) Relationship Satisfaction and the Working Alliance in Couple Therapy: A Latent Congruence Model. Contemporary Family Therapy, 43, 382-392  


Welch T.S., Lachmar, E.M., Leija G., Easley T., Blow A.J., Wittenborn A.K. (2019). Establishing Safety in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: A Single Case Process study. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 45, 621– 634. doi:  https:///10.1111/jmft.12398   


Lachmar, E. M., Farero, A., Rouleau-Mitchell, E., Welch, T.S., & Wittenborn, A. K. (2019). A brief multimedia intervention for the transition to parenthood: A stage I pilot trial. Contemporary Family Therapy. 41 (7), 357–367  


Welch T.S., Rouleau-Mitchell, E., Farero, A., Lachmar, E. M., & Wittenborn, A. K. (2018). Maintaining relationship quality during the transition to parenthood: The need for next generation interventions. Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, 41, 211–218. doi: https://10.1007/s10591-018-9481-y  


Welch T.S., Farero A., Nuttall A.K. Cultural Differences in the Link Between Cross-Informant Discrepancies of Parental Monitoring and Adolescent Externalizing Behaviors (manuscript in preparation). 


Welch T.S., VanBoxel J., Blow A.J., Timm T.  A Task Analysis of Accessing an Exile in Internal Family Systems (manuscript in preparation).  



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