Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program Faculty – Irvine

Hao-Min Chen, Assistant Professor

B.A, National Taiwan University; M.A, Syracuse University, Syracuse; Ph.D., University of Georgia. Specialty areas and research interest: Diversity and couple and family therapy (CFT), 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.

Manijeh Daneshpour, Professor

B.S., University of Utah; M.S., University of Utah; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Specialty areas and research interests: Multicultural couple and family therapy, gender relations, social justice, and third wave feminism.

Rajeswari (Raji) Natrajan-Tyagi, Associate Professor and Site Director

B.A., Women’s Christian College (India); M.A., Madras School of Social Work (India); M.S., Purdue University; Ph.D., Purdue University. Specialty areas and research interests: Immigration issues; systems theory; cross-cultural family therapy training; qualitative research; self-awareness and self-of-therapist training; international and multicultural competency; cultural immersion programs; family therapy with South Asian population.