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College of Human Sciences

Optimizing Human Performance


Jonathan Kimmes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

jkimmes@fsu.edu    850-644-3217    Vitae

Dr. Kimmes is accepting new graduate students for 2019-20.

Get to know Dr. Kimmes

Interests

My program of research involves investigating the link between mindfulness and couple and family relationships. Through my research, I aim to contribute to the development, application, and evaluation of mindfulness-based interventions that are integrated into a family systems framework. I enjoy collaborating with researchers from different disciplines and engaging undergraduate- and graduate-level students in academic research.

Education

  • B.A. Psychology (Winona State University)
  • M.S. Child Development and Family Studies, Specialization: Marriage and Family Therapy (Purdue University Calumet)
  • Ph.D. Family Studies and Human Services, Specialization: Marriage and Family Therapy (Kansas State University)

Publications and Other Scholarly Activities

Kimmes, J. G., May, R. W., Seibert, G. S., Jaurequi, M. E., & Fincham, F. D. (in press). The association between trait mindfulness and cardiovascular reactivity during marital conflict. Mindfulness. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s12671-017-0853-4

Kimmes, J. G., Jaurequi, M. E., May, R. W., Srivastava, S., & Fincham, F. D. (in press). Mindfulness in the context of romantic relationships: Initial development and validation of the Relationship Mindfulness Measure. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/jmft.12296

Kimmes, J. G., Durtschi, J. A., & Fincham, F. D. (2017). Perception in romantic relationships: A latent profile analysis of trait mindfulness in relation to attachment and attributions. Mindfulness, 42(4), 1328–1338. doi:10.1007/s12671-017-0708-z

Kimmes, J. G., & Durtschi, J. A. (2016). Forgiveness in romantic relationships: The roles of attachment, attributions, and empathy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 42(4), 645–658. doi:10.1111/jmft.12171

Kimmes, J. G., Durtschi, J. A., Clifford, C. E., Knapp, D. J., & Fincham, F. D. (2015). The role of pessimistic attributions in the association between anxious attachment and relationship satisfaction. Family Relations, 64(4), 547-562. doi:10.1111/fare.12130

Kimmes, J. G., Mallory, A., Cameron, C., & Köse, Ö. (2015). A treatment model for anxiety-relatedsexual dysfunctions using mindfulness meditation within a sex-positive framework. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 30(2), 286-296. doi:10.1080/14681994.2015.1013023

Accomplishments

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • 2013 – 2015 AAMFT/SAMHSA Doctoral Fellowship of the Minority Fellowship Program
  • 2014 AAMFT Master’s Thesis Award, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • 2014 Journal of Marital and Family Therapy PhD Apprentice Reviewer of the Year

A DAY IN MY LIFE

LIFE PHILOSOPHY

“Be curious. Be constantly, consistently, indiscriminately curious.”
– Maria Popova

STRENGTHS

Research Statistics Clinical Supervision Theory Development Academic Writing Mentoring

Top 5 from “StrengthFinders”

Intellection – Enjoy deep mental activity

Individualization – Appreciate the unique qualities of each person

Learner – Desire to learn and improve

Relator – Value close relationships with others

Analytical – Have strong critical thinking skills

FAMILY

My mom, dad, and sister live in Minnesota, the state in which I was born and raised. My family and I enjoy traveling, working on small home improvement projects, quoting bad movies from the ’90s, and spending time outdoors.

LANGUAGES

English
French

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“Don’t get caught up in the outcome, get invigorated by the process.”

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