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Sandra Stith

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University Distinguished Professor

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Contact Info:
101 Campus Creek Complex
(785) 532-4377
Courses I Teach:
  • Professional Issues in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Treatment of domestic violence and substance abuse
  • Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy
Areas of Specialization:
  • Prevention and treatment of intimate partner violence and dating violence
  • B.S. in Education, Oklahoma State University (1970)
  • M.S. in Life Span Human Development, Kansas State University (1982)
  • Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Kansas State University (1986)

Short Biography

Dr. Sandra Stith is a Professor and director of the Marriage and Family Therapy program, Her primary research interest is in understanding and treating intimate partner violence. She has edited three books on intimate partner violence including Understanding Partner Violence: Prevalence, Causes, Consequences and Solutions co-edited with Dr. Murray Straus, and Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence published by Haworth Press. She is author of over 60 articles and book chapters and has received funding from NIH to develop and test a couple’s treatment program for intimate partner violence. Dr. Stith has been working with the USAF Family Advocacy Program since 1998 managing and conducting a variety of family violence-related research projects. In 2004 Dr. Stith received the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy’s Outstanding Contribution to Marriage and Family Therapy Award and in 2007 she received the American Family Therapy Association’s Distinguished Contribution to Family Systems Research Award and Kansas State University’s Distinguished Alumni Award.


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College of Human Ecology
Kansas State University
119 Justin Hall
Manhattan, Kansas 66506
+1 (785) 532-5500

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