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Kristi Harrison, PhD

Antioch University New England

I joined the couple and family therapy community at Antioch New England in January 2022 after nearly a dozen years teaching and supervising in C/MFT higher education. I was attracted to the social justice mission of both the Antioch CFT programs and Antioch University as a whole. I see equity in relationships as the foundation for health, as well as the foundation for effective therapy, supervision, teaching, and leadership. I am passionate about distance learning as a tool for increasing access, inclusivity, and equity in the counseling professions, and one of my areas of focus as a scholar is on the theory and practice of distance education in couple and family therapy training.

Since becoming a therapist in 2006, my therapy work has also embodied my commitment to equity and compassion in relationships. I have worked in a variety of settings, including primary care, residential, outpatient, and in-home settings, consistently employing a social justice lens across these contexts. My style as both a therapist and a supervisor draws on multigenerational theories, humanism, and experiential therapy.

Educational History

PhD in Human Development and Family Studies (specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy), University of Connecticut

MEd in Counseling, Family, and Human Services (specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy), University of Oregon

BA in Mathematics and Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University

Kristi Harrison

Core faculty and Program Director,

MA in Couple & Family Therapy


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