Kevin C. Hynes, Ph.D., LMFT

Assistant Professor of Couple and Family Therapy

Kevin Hynes


Kevin C. Hynes is an assistant professor in the Couple and Family Therapy program. His program of research focuses on disparities in mental health outcomes with minority populations and the utilization of technology for therapists.

Research Overview

Broadly, Dr. Hynes hopes to increase the field of C/MFT’s alliance and ability to work with minority clients and collaboratively work with community partners to do so. In addition, Dr. Hynes collaborates with researchers from other institutions on therapeutic processes. Finally, Dr. Hynes maintains a personal and professional interest in transracial, transnational adoption.

Select Publications

  • Hynes, K. C., & Kingzette, A. (2021). Are we prepared? Recommendations for marriage and family therapists engaging with young generations on social media. Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal.
  • Hynes, K. C., Tambling, R., Russell, B. S., Park. C. L., & Fendrich, M. (2021). A latent profile analysis of the COVID-19 Stressors Scale. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.
  • Hynes, K. C. (2019). Cultural values matter: The therapeutic alliance with East Asian Americans. Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, 41, 392-400.

Teaching Focus

Dr. Hynes teaches from a collaborative and social constructionist approach and works with students to create a classroom or supervision that everyone can participate within. He teaches primarily couple and family therapy graduate courses and provides supervision to student-therapists. His main teaching focus is on diversity, self-of-therapist work, and research methods.

Kevin Hynes


(219) 989-2587

Office Location:

Hammond, IBCC 1034


  • Ph.D. – Human Development and Family Studies – Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Connecticut
  • M.A. – Human Development and Family Studies – Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Connecticut
  • B.S. – Family Social Science, University of Minnesota
  • B.A. – Psychology, University of Minnesota

Areas of Expertise

  • Ethnic Minority Populations
  • Therapeutic Processes
  • 21st Century Technology Therapy Practices
  • Quantitative and Qualitative analysis
  • Transracial Adoption


Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor 
  • AAMFT/SAMHSA Doctoral Minority Fellow

Curriculum Vitae