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The Family Therapy Training Program was first established in 1983 under the leadership of Drs. M. Duncan Stanton and Judith Landau. Subsequent Directors were Dr. Susan H. McDaniel (1994-2000), who initiated the accreditation of the Post-degree Certificate Program, and Dr. David B. Seaburn (1998-2000) who, in 1998, initiated the establishment of the graduate program in marriage and family therapy. Dr. Pieter Le Roux was the Director of the Family Therapy Training Program from 2000 until June, 2012.   As of July, 2012, Dr. Jenny Speice and Dr. Carol Podgorski have taken on the Directorship of the Program.  The faculty is recognized for developing Transitional Family Therapy, a model that blends transgenerational, ecosystemic and here and now approaches to the family, while utilizing family strengths and competence in therapy. Dr. McDaniel and her colleagues, Jeri Hepworth and William Doherty, are recognized for establishing the field of Medical Family Therapy with their 1992 seminal text.



Additional Onsite Clinical Supervisors


Erin Gerig, MS, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapy Clinician with Strong Behavioral Health at Strong Family Therapy Services; Clinical Supervisor Family Therapy Training Program.  
Major Interests: medical family therapy, grief and loss, marital therapy, family therapy with adolescents, clinical supervision.


Kim Linde, MS, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapy Clinician with Strong Behavioral Health at Strong Family Therapy Service; Clinical Supervisor Family Therapy Training Program.
Major Interests:  marital/couples therapy, family reunification, medical family therapy, grief and loss, infertility, clinical supervision.


Kristin Koberstein, MA, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapy Clinician with Strong Behavioral Health at Highland Family Medicine; AAMFT Supervisor in Training. 
Major Interests: medical family therapy, clinical supervision, collaboration between primary care and mental health, refugee care, and postpartum adjustment for families.



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