I have been at Antioch University New England since 2004, and was drawn here because of the mission of social justice at the University and in the department, and by the opportunity to build a Marriage & Family Therapy PhD program that had a focus on social justice as well as on teaching, supervision, and quality scholarship. During my time here, I’ve been Program Director for both the MA and PhD programs and have also directed the Antioch University Couple and Family Therapy Institute (occasionally all at the same time). I’m currently Director of the PhD program.
I have been teaching graduate-level MFT courses since 1999, and I’ve also been quite involved in service to the field. I’ve served as the Secretary for the Board for the New Hampshire Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and I also spent six years on the Board of the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education, including two years as Chair of the Commission. Currently, I serve as a consultant on accreditation issues nationally and have presented at several conferences on accreditation and assessment. I am very interested in leadership, both in academia and in the field at the national level.
I am an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in NH. My initial clinical training was in substance abuse (I was a Certified Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor in Texas and then Indiana, starting in 1988), and I continue to have a strong interest in addiction issues. I am very interested in researching issues related to couple and family therapy and worked with a number of students and colleagues on projects with wide-ranging topics. I enjoy teaching a wide range of subjects and most recently have focused on teaching research methods and statistics, but I’ve taught almost everything in the curriculum at some point.
On a personal note, I am an avid photographer and maintain a website of my personal photography. I also love to spend time outside and you may find me mountain biking, hiking, or kayaking all over New England whenever I can (and snowshoeing and skiing in the winter).