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Jurich Lecture on Social Justice to be held Sept 15 in Wildcat Chamber

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Couple and Family Therapy Program in the School of Family Studies and Human Services, College of Human Ecology, is pleased to welcome Carmen Knudson-Martin, PhD,LMFT to campus Friday, Sept 15 for the annual Jurich Lecture Series. Knudson-Martin will present Power in Relationships: Why it Matters-Bridging Social Context, Emotion and Couple Interaction at 2:30 p.m. in the Wildcat Chamber in the K-State Student Union.

Carmen Knudson-Martin, PhD, LMFT, is professor and director of the Marital, Couple, and Family Therapy Program at Lewis & Clark College, Portland OR. She has published over 80 articles and book chapters on the influence of the larger sociocultural context in couple and family relationships and the political and ethical implications of therapist actions on marital equality, relational development, and couple therapy.  Her multicultural research examines the micro-processes by which societal gender, culture, and power play out in couple relationships and couple therapy.  She is coeditor of Socio-Emotional Relationship Therapy: Bridging Emotion, Societal Context, and Couple Interaction and Couple, Gender, and Power: Creating Change in Intimate Relationships and co-author of soon-to-be-released Socioculturally Attuned Family Therapy: Guidelines for Equitable Theory and Practice.  She is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice from the American Academy of Family Therapy.

The Tony Jurich Lecture Series on Social Justice honors Dr. Tony Jurich, a professor in the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University. He began his career at K-State in 1972 and led by example in the marriage and family therapy program where he taught for more than 39 years before his death in 2010.

Tony's life and work embodied the core principles of social justice and he challenged his students and colleagues to do the same. Tony's core leadership tenets — strive for resonance; assume value and be respectful; be compassionate; do what is right; seek out, affirm and utilize diversity and lead by example — provide a roadmap for sustainable community change.

This event is free and open to the public.

This article was posted on Thursday, September 14, 2017, and is filed under College News, Family Studies & Human Services.