Sarah K. Samman, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the masters and doctoral Couple and Family Therapy Programs at Alliant International University. She earned her masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Lewis & Clark College and her post-masters certificate in Medical Family Therapy and doctoral degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University. She has presented at national and international conferences on issues of multiculturalism, spirituality, and gender and power on couple and family relationships. Dr. Samman utilizes a biopsychosociospiritual approach to therapy based on a strong interdisciplinary background in health psychology, medical family therapy with an interest in the integration of MFTs in healthcare settings, and a deep commitment to diversity issues and interpersonal and social justice. She is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.
Dr. Sarah K. Samman's interests include a focus on multiculturalism, gender and power in couple and family relationships, Influences of spirituality and chronic illnesses on couples and families, student clinical/therapeutic and research preparedness; and qualitative research.
PhD; Marital and Family Therapy, Loma Linda University
PMC-MedFT; Medical Family Therapy, Loma Linda University
MA; Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy, Lewis & Clark College
MS; Psychology, Specialization in Health Psychology, Capella University
BS; Biology and Psychology, University of Oregon
PSY6310-Law and Ethics in MFT
PSY6322-Theories and Techniques II
PSY7330-Chemical Dependency and the Family
PSY6326-Diversity and the Family
PSY6323-Theories and Techniques II Lab
PSY9325-Advanced MFT Research: Qualitative
PSY9324-Advanced MFT Research: Quantitative
PSY8314-Advanced Brief Models
IMPACT (Inclusion, Mentorship, Passion, Accountability, Communication, and Teamwork) Award (2018), Alliant International University