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Rachael Olufowote

Rachael Olufowote

Dr. Olufowote is a licensed marriage and family therapist and AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor. She specializes in couples therapy and is an Advanced EFT therapist and member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. She serves on the board of the Indiana Association of Marriage and Family Therapy as the Member-At-Large Representative.

Her research interests focus on positive attachment change, interracial/multinational couples, couples therapy, and qualitative methodology. Her dissertation research, “How can I become more secure?: A grounded theory of earning secure attachment,” was awarded the 2020 AAMFT Research and Education Foundation’s Outstanding Research Publication Award. Dr. Olufowote is a core faculty for the online Couple and Family Therapy program."

Professional Interests

Positive attachment change, interracial/multinational couples, emotionally focused couples therapy, and qualitative methodology.

Education and Certifications

LMFT, AAMFT Clinical Fellow & Approved Supervisor

  • Research Methods
  • Trauma and Crisis Intervention
  • Preparing for Community Practice
  • Sex Therapy
Scholarship and Contributions to the Field

Turns, B. A., Dansby Olufowote, R. A., Smock Jordan, S., Story Chavez, M. (Accepted October 22, 2021). A multiple case study examining the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy experiences of couples raising children with ASD. International Journal of Systemic Therapy.

Dansby Olufowote, R. A., Fife, S. T., Schleiden, C., Whiting, J. B. (2019). How can I become more secure?: A grounded theory of earning secure attachment. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 46(3). doi: 10.1111/jmft.12409
‚Ä¢    2020 AAMFT Foundation Outstanding Research Publication Award, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Research & Education Foundation, Alexandria, Virginia.

Dansby Olufowote, R.,* Soloski, K. L.,* Gonzalez, N., & Hayes, N. (2019). A latent class growth analysis of adolescent bonds and trajectories of depressive symptoms. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10826-019-01542-1
*Co-first authors

Whiting, J. B., Dansby Olufowote, R. A., Cravens-Pickens, J., & Banford Witting, A. (2019). Online blaming and intimate partner violence: A content analysis of social media comments. The Qualitative Report. The Qualitative Report, 24(1), 78-94. Retrieved from