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Pia Alexander

Antioch University New England

Pia Alexander joined Antioch University New England in 2021 as a member of Teaching Faculty in the Couple and Family Therapy program, where she was previously awarded the President’s Doctoral Fellowship as a PhD student in the Couple and Family Therapy program.

Pia is a practicing New York State licensed marriage and family therapist in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and she serves as a family wellness educator and clinical justice advocate with multiple community-based service and social justice organizations.

Pia has advanced clinical training in trauma-focused systemic modalities and medical family therapy. Her primary research interest is in applying critical social theories to better understand and support maternal mental health and reproductive health for African American women and families. She sees this work as benefitting all members of our shared communities.

Educational History

  • Phd Candidate Couple & Family Therapy, Antioch University New England
  • MA in Marriage & Family Therapy, Hofstra University
  • BA in Journalism, New York University

Teaching Statement

Pia’s practice and understanding in working with individuals and couples in creative industries are also informed by her experience for over a decade as an accomplished television executive producer and media professional in the US and UK and her experience as a parent consultant to public schools and private college preparatory schools throughout New York City.

Alexander, P. (2019). Critical Race Studies In Education (CRSEA) University Of Southern California “Talk It Like We Walk It: Using CRiTWalking & Critical Race Theory As A Means To Dismantle Privileged Positionality In Black Healthcare Spaces.” Los Angeles, CA.
Alexander, P.; Flynn, A. & Carver, D. (2019). The Groves Conference On Marriage & Family “White Noise: Perceived Experiences Of Being Unheard In The Women’s Reproductive Healthcare Space ~~ An Equity Conversation.” Kennett Square, PA.
Carver, D., Alexander, P., & Lehr, A. (2019). American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors & Therapists (AASECT) “Putting The Curves In Sexuality & Mental Health: Deconstructing Cultural Stigma Associated With Plus Sized Women In Counseling Spaces.” Philadelphia, PA.
Jones, D.; Alexander, P. & Flynn, A. (2019). Poster Presentation. National Council On Family Relations “The Impact Of Ethnic-Racial Socialization Messages On Black Emerging Adults’ Ethnic-Racial Identity.” Fort Worth, TX.
Stearns, J., Baker, B., Hatch, C., Alexander, P., Ingram, R. & Flynn, A. (2021). Poster Presentation. New York Association of Play Therapy “Trauma Informed Care Using Play Therapy Techniques.” Buffalo, NY.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) – ‘Leadership 500’ Recipient 2014, 2015

New York State Legislature Suffolk County Maternal Mortality & Morbidity Task Force Appointee 2021- 2023
Women’s Diversity Network Research – Leader – Training & Justice Team
Co-Chairperson Health Equity Task Force/Research Workgroup, Training & Justice Team
Ever Better Networks – Clinical Advisory Board Member (2021 – Present)
The Links Incorporated Greater Queens Chapter – Eastern Area Mental Health Committee & Scott Hawkins Leadership Fellow Cohort IX (2020 -Present)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT NY
  • AAMFT Minority Fellowship Program Mentor 2018 – Present
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor Candidate
  • National Council on Family Relations Member
Pia Alexander

Teaching Faculty,

MA in Couple & Family Therapy


Courses Taught

  • CFT 6060 – Diversity, Power and Culture in CFT
  • CFT 6420 – Foundational Theories in CFT
  • CFT 5500 – Systemic Assessment and Treatment Planning
  • CFT-6980X-N Practicum /Internship
  • CFT-6982- CFT Internship I
  • CFT-6983-C CFT Internship III

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