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Couple and Family Therapy announce AAMFT Fellows

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Couple and Family Therapy program, located in the School of Family Studies and Human Services had six graduate students named as fellows through the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Minority Fellowship Program.

The Minority Fellowship Program is designed to provide financial support and professional guidance to graduate students pursuing degrees in Couple and Family Therapy. The program also strives to provide a fellowship program open to Marriage (Couple) and Family Therapy students who are committed to research and serve ethnic minority and underserved populations. The goals of the program look to expand the delivery of culturally competent mental health and substance abuse services to underserved minority populations and to increase the number of culturally competent Marriage and Family therapists.

The Master’s Fellows selected from K-State are:

Scott May; Elk Ridge, UT

Research interests: Emerging adults; Technology use and its impact on relationships; Relationship and sexual satisfaction within couples.

Tommy Childs; Washington D.C. 

Research interest: working with Hispanic populations that would otherwise not be able to obtain clinical services.

Sally Hodges; Ponca City, OK

Research interest: mental health for aging adults with a focus in sustaining relationship quality, AND culturally competent therapy for minority emerged adults.

Becky Sorensen; Palmer, Alaska

Research interests: working with Alaska Natives, depression and suicidality, children and families

The Doctoral Fellows selected from K-State are:

Heather Love; Gilbert, Arizona

Research interests: suicide prevention in a myriad of populations, particularly those affected by trauma, military service members and their families, LGBTQ individuals, and individuals and families affected by cultural and identity issues.

Chelsea Spencer; Manhattan, KS

Research interests: intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and intimate partner homicide

This article was posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017, and is filed under College News, Family Studies & Human Services.