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Our Faculty

Alyssa Banford Alyssa Banford
Assistant Professor, San Diego, CFT Program
PhD, 2011; Texas Tech University
Research interests: Community trauma, particularly natural disasters; resilience and trauma symptoms relating to community trauma; the influences of community trauma on attachment; internal working models; relational coping mechanisms
  Stephen Brown
Professor, Irvine, CFT Program
PhD, 1996; University of Southern California
Research interests: Quantitative and qualitative research design in MFT; measurement and evaluation in MFT; statistical analysis; professional education and teaching; performance improvement and quality assurance in mental health service delivery
Benjamin Caldwell Benjamin Caldwell
Associate Professor, Los Angeles, CFT Program
PsyD, 2004; Alliant International University, San Diego
Research interests: Attitudes and myths about marriage; MFT career development; educational effectiveness; cost-effectiveness of couple therapy; public policy; professional ethics

 

Hao-Min Chen
Assistant Professor, Irvine, CFT Program
PhD, 2013 ; The University of Georgia
Research interests: Diversity and couple and family therapy, including the influence of contexts on the well-being of Asian/Asian American families and older populations; culturally sensitive interventions; CFT education and training; and qualitative methods

 

Liang-Ying Chou
Assistant Professor, Irvine, CFT program
PhD, 2009; Syracuse University
Research interests: Asian/Asian American in MFT; MFT education and training; diversity issues; immigrant families; violence in cultural context

Sean Davis Sean Davis
Associate Professor, Sacramento, CFT Program
PhD, 2005; Virginia Tech
Research interests: Common factors across effective MFT models; MFT training and supervision; commonalities of healthy and distressed couples; process and outcome research; observational research; bridging the scientist/practitioner gap in MFT
  Tatiana Glebova
Associate Professor and Site Director, Sacramento, CFT Program
PhD, 2002; Fuller Theological Seminary
Research interests: Family therapy process and outcome research; observational research; contextual therapy; families with adolescents; adolescent risky behaviors including substance abuse; cultural issues
 

Alexander Hsieh
Assistant Professor, Sacramento, CFT Program
PhD Candidate, 2013; Brigham Young University
Research interests: Cultural competency, minority issues, Asian-American families and couples in therapy, observational research, and adolescent internalized issues including shame, depression, and self-esteem

 Jeffrey Jackson
Jeffrey B. Jackson
Assistant Professor, Irvine, CFT Program
PhD, 2009; Brigham Young University
Research interests: Relationship quality and stability; premarital relationship assessment; relationship enrichment; disability and chronic illness; ambiguous loss; clinical outcome research
 Angela Kim

Angela B. Kim
Assistant professor, San Diego, CFT Program
PhD, 2010; Teachers College, Columbia University
Research interests: Asian American mental health and coping behaviors; immigrant youth and families' cultural adjustment; acculturation and enculturation differences between parent and child; culturally appropriate interventions

 marcia michaels Marcia L. Michaels
Associate Professor and Site Director, San Francisco, CFT Program
PhD, 1996; University of Georgia
Research interests: Divorce and remarriage; cross-cultural issues in research and therapy; prevention of mental health problems in high-risk families; healthy family functioning; the use of mindfulness meditation and hypnosis in therapist training and marriage and family therapy
 Marianne Miller Marianne McInnes Miller
Associate Professor and Site Director, San Diego, CFT Program
PhD, 2003; Texas Tech University
Research interests: Spirituality in psychotherapy training and practice; spirituality and couples; mindfulness; trauma; qualitative methodology; feminist issues
 Martha Morgan Martha Morgan
Assistant Professor, San Diego, CFT Program
PhD, 2010; Texas Tech University
Research interests: African American graduate student experiences and older adult substance abuse; graduate student experiences; application of theory to specific populations
 Rajeswari Natrajan Rajeswari Natrajan-Tyagi
Associate Professor and Site Director, Irvine, CFT Program
PhD, 2004; Purdue University
Research interests: Immigration; cross-cultural research; cultural immersion programs; self-of-therapist training and supervision; qualitative research; systemic training and evaluation
 Sesen Negash

Sesen Negash
Assistant Professor, San Diego, CFT Program
PhD, The Florida State University
Research interests: At-risk sexual behaviors among monogamous couples and racial minorities; race/ethnic sexual health disparities; MFTs in health care settings; relationship based sexual health education; interpersonal implications of sexual behaviors (i.e., pornography, cybersex, and sexual infidelity) on monogamous dating relationships.

 Alba Nino Alba Nino
Assistant Professor, San Diego, CFT Program
PhD, 2013 ; Drexel University
Research interests: Person of the therapist training and supervision; immigrant therapists; immigrant families; attachment based therapies; attachment focused therapies
  Karen Quek
Associate Professor, Irvine, CFT Program
PhD, 2004; Loma Linda University
Research interests: Gender issues in couples relationship; cross- cultural family studies; development of self-of-the-therapist; theory and practice of family therapy; multicultural competence in clinical practice and supervision
 

Hye-Sun Ro
Assistant Professor, Los Angeles, CFT Program
PhD, 2007; Texas Tech University
Research interests: Therapy with minority couples and families, and couple relationships including trans- and intra-cultural/racial couple relationships, dating, and marriage

 Alba Nino Norma Scarborough
Assistant Professor and Site Director, Los Angeles, CFT Program
DMFT, 2005; Loma Linda University
Research interests: Parenting; foster care; community-based mental health services; African-American couples
  Gita Seshadri
Assistant Professor, Sacramento, CFT Program
PhD, 2010; Loma Linda University
Research interests: Experiences of interracial couples and families, culture, process based research, qualitative research, parent-child relationships, factors influencing attachment in relationships, the impact of family of origin on self, couple, and family, how addiction impacts the family, and bullying/trauma
 Linna Wang Linna Wang
Associate Professor, San Diego, CFT Program and Systemwide Program Director, CFT Program
PhD, 1996; Brigham Young University
Research interests: Cross-cultural issues; mental health service delivery issues; MFT training in the multicultural context; survey research; impact of family factors on children; Native American studies
 Robert Weiss

Roberto Weiss, MA, LMFT
Clinical Training Coordinator, Instructor, San Diego, CFT Program
MA, Clinical Psychology/Mental Health Services1988; New School for Social Research.
MA, Marriage and Family Therapy 1996; United States International University
CA MFT License 1999
Research interests: Community mental health services, training, supervision and administration; Latinos/Latinas in the United States; bilingual therapy, cultural competence and immigration experiences. T.E.R.M. Advisory Board member since 2010

 Scott Woolley Scott R. Woolley
Distinguished Professor, San Diego, CFT Program
PhD, 1995; Texas Tech University
Research interests: Emotionally focused therapy; courtship, marriage, couples therapy; MFT process, and outcome research; observational research; cultural issues in couple relationships; MFT supervision processes; MFT therapy training; chemical dependency

LECTURER FACULTY

Martin Landau-North
Lecturer, San Diego, CFT Program
PsyD, 2006; California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego