Cayla Minaiy, PhD, LMFT is Associate Chair of the CFT Program. Cayla has 8 years of clinical experience in both community agency settings and private practice. She graduated with her master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy from Oregon University, and with her doctorate in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University. Her primary clinical, academic, and teaching interests focus on the impact of trauma, body image, eating disorder recovery, and how the effects of trauma and body image disproportionately impact communities of color. Her clinical interests and expertise include assessing for ambiguous loss, trauma, and disordered eating behaviors as well as, helping individuals, couples, and families cope and build resiliency in the aftermath of trauma. She also specializes in working with immigrant and first-generation clients and how they navigate culture and identity. Dr. Minaiy has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Feminist Family Therapy since 2018.