New Doctor in the Middle School

There’s a new doctor in the FWCD family! Middle School Health and Wellness Counselor Kathryn Sohne successfully defended her dissertation in March to earn a Doctor of Philosophy in Family Studies from Texas Woman’s University. Her dissertation is a qualitative study titled The School Counselor's Role in Facilitating Parent-Adolescent Communication.
“This particular degree appealed to me since it emphasized research and teaching in family science — the scientific study of families and interpersonal relationships,” Dr. Sohne noted. “ I plan to continue researching parent-adolescent interpersonal processes, adolescent issues, and the impact of mental health practitioners in school settings to improve my practice and inform others. I will continue guest teaching and presenting for student programs at TWU.”
Some fun (though maybe not so fun to Dr. Sohne!) facts: 
  • She completed her PhD in four years; her entire dissertation was during the pandemic.
  • Dr. Sohne took mostly evening, Saturdays and summer classes.
  • Due to the pandemic, she had to conduct her  study virtually. “This was cool because I got participants from multiple states,” she said.  
Dr. Sohne will walk — or rather drive up — for graduation on Friday, May 7, at Texas Motor Speedway. Her mother will get to hood her. 
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Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.