News and Updates
Dr. Tom Stone Carlson featured on Prairie Public's Hear It Now Listen to the interview that aired on March 6th, 2013 - Dr. Stone Carlson visits about LGBT Affirmative Therapy, our recent grants, the NDSU CFT program, and more.
Marriage and Family Therapists - Ranked in Best Jobs. CNN Money/Payscale.com's recent release of the "Best Jobs in America" rankings listed Marriage and Family Therapists 42nd out of 100 top jobs, with an estimated job growth rate of 41.2%, an estimated 36,000 jobs and a top pay of around $120,000.
The NDSU CFT program was awarded the AAMFT Training Award for 2012 at the AAMFT annual conference in Charlotte, NC. This award honors one AAMFT member and/or training program for significant contributions to the advancement of the field of marriage and family therapy by encouraging and training the next generation of couple and family therapy researchers and/or practitioners. This is only the second time in the history of the award that is has been given to an entire program.
NDSU Family Therapy Center (the training facility for the NDSU CFT program) was awarded grants from the Otto Bremer Foundation and the Fargo Moorhead Area Foundation for support for LGBT affirmative therapy, and community outreach to LGBT individuals, couples, and families.
CFT Faculty and students are attending two conferences fall of 2012.
In September CFT students and the three faculty members attended the annual conference of the AAMFT in Charlotte, NC. During that conference, Drs. Tom Stone Carlson and Christi McGeorge presented a workshop on integrating spirituality into clinical work with couples.
In November, several CFT students and the three faculty memebers will attend the annual conference of the NCFR in Phoenix, AX. At that conference, Susan Johnson (a recent graduate from the CFT program) and Dr. Kristen Benson will present a poster entitled “Parental Perceptions of Raising a Gender Nonconforming Child: Therapy Implications.” Dr. Benson will also be presenting a poster with Dr. Brad van Eeden‐Moorefield, entitled “Conditional Process Model Explaining the Perceived Stability of Gay.” Additionally, Liz Nova (a recent graduate from the CFT program) and Drs. Stone Carlson and McGeorge will present a paper on student therapists’ attitudes about bisexuality.
Congratulations to CFT student Sarah McDougall who was one of only two students in the US and Canada to receive the Minority Scholarship at the AAMFT annual conference.
Congratulations to Amanda Haire who received her LAMFT in ND, Sarah DeJean who received her LMFT in MN, and Mallary Schafer, who received her LAMFT in ND.
Dr. Pauline Boss presented at NDSU on 11/10/11 - some of the CFT Program faculty and students had a chance to meet her and visit.
Congratulations to the following alumni who received their LMFT: Katie Dahlstrom (Minnesota), Monica Rock Guggenberger (Minnesota), and Caroline Homan (North Dakota)
Congratulations to the following alumni who passed the National Licensure Exam: Caroline Homan, Amanda Haire, Monica Rock, and Victoria Hogan
Congratulations to following alumnus who received her LMFT: Mary Uong (North Dakota)
Jessica Lemer presented a poster at the 2011 AAMFT Annual Conference entitled Women’s Sexuality: The Roles of Attitude and Body Image along with Drs. Kristen Benson and Beth Blodgett Salafia. Jessica is currently working at Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota.
Sarah DeJean and Dr. Christi McGeorge recently had an article accepted for publication entitled Attitudes Toward Never-Married Single Mothers and Fathers: Does Gender Matter? The article will be published in 2012 in the Journal of Feminist Family Therapy. Sarah is currently working at the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead.
Karisa Meyhuber presented a poster at the 2011 AAMFT Annual Conference entitled Women’s Religiosity According to Sexual Activity and Beliefs along with Drs. Kristen Benson and Beth Blodgett Salafia. Karisa is currently working at Drake Counseling Center as an Adult Family Counseling Provider.
Amanda Haire and Dr. Christi McGeorge recently had an article accepted for publication entitled Negative Perceptions of Never-Married Custodial Single Mothers and Fathers: Applications of a Gender Analysis for Family Therapists. The article is due out in January 2012 and will be published in the Journal of Feminist Family Therapy. Amanda and Christi also present a poster at the 2011 AAMFT Annual Conference about their study. Amanda is currently working for Southeast Human Service Center as a Human Relations Counselor.
Jana Holland is currently working at Lakeland Mental Health Services in Moorhead, MN as a Adult Day Treatment Facilitator.
Amanda Bulat is currently working at Nystrom and Associates in Minneapolis as an in-home family therapist.
Courtney Rust is currently working as a family counselor for Greater Minnesota Family Services.
Ashley Kasson is currently working in Minot, ND at North Central Human Service Center as a Human Relation Counselor.