Darin Knapp, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Norton School of Human Ecology
Director of Undergraduate Programs, Norton School of Human Ecology
Associate Professor of Practice, Human Development and Family Science
Darin Knapp

McClelland Park 203E
650 N Park Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0078

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I graduated with an undergraduate degree in family studies and human development. I also earned a master's degree in marriage and family therapy. I am a licensed associate marriage and family therapist (state of Arizona). I completed my doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy in 2016. I also hold the Certified Family Life Educator credential offered by NCFR, and love teaching about family science and mental health in the classroom. 

My clinical and research specialties center on couple relationships. I have focused my clinical training in working with couples, families, and individuals who are experiencing relationship problems and mental health issues. My research has focused on relationship maintenance and upkeep, attachment in couple relationships, and cyclical couple relationships. I have also worked in diagnostic capacities and frequently worked with children and their families, including within the foster care system.

I am invested in suicide prevention work and frequently work within the University and community on suicide prevention issues. I am a certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructor (suicide prevention program) and have offered trainings to university personnel on suicide prevention.

Areas of Expertise
  • Couple relationships
  • Emotional intimacy in close relationships
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Family resliency and adaptation
  • Mental health and families
  • Family life education
  • Suicide prevention
Subjects Taught
  • FSHD 427A: Mental Health & The Family: Adulthood
  • FSHD 401: Basic Skills in Counseling
  • FSHD 427C: Mental Health & The Family: Childhood and Adolescence 
  • FSHD 257: Contemporary Families

Spring 2024