Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program Faculty – Sacramento

Sean D. Davis, Professor

B.S., M.S., Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Specialty areas and research interests: Common factors across effective MFT models, MFT common factors, 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

B.Ed., Moscow State Pedagogical University (Russia); M.A. (Equiv.), Moscow State University (Russia); Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary. Specialty areas and research interests: Family Therapy process and outcome research, observational research, contextual therapy, families with adolescents, adolescent risky behaviors including substance abuse, and cultural issues.

Alexander L. Hsieh, Assistant Professor and Clinical Training Coordinator

B.S., The University of Texas at Austin; MMFT, Abilene Christian University; Ph.D. Candidate, Brigham Young University. Specialty areas and research: Cultural competency, minority issues, Asian-American families and couples in therapy, observational research, and adolescent internalized issues including shame, depression, and self-esteem.

Gita Seshadri, Assistant Professor

B.S., University of California, Irvine; M.S., Ph.D., Loma Linda University. Specialty areas and 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.