Couple and Family Therapy Program Faculty
Nationally Recognized Faculty
The faculty members in the CFT Program at NDSU are nationally recognized as leading scholars in their respective areas of research including: LGBT affirmative training and therapy; Transgender families; Single-parenting; Spirituality and therapy
Thomas Stone Carlson, Ph.D. Professor & Program Coordinator
Research Interests Include: influence of homophobia and heterosexism on clinical practice and training, evaluation of LGBT affirmative therapy competence among therapists, evaluation of feminist and social justice training practices and influence of spirituality on clinical practice and training.
Therapy Interests Include: narrative therapy, relational accountability in couples therapy, feminist approaches to therapy with men, LGBT affirmative therapy, and socially just approaches to therapy.
Christi McGeorge, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Research and Therapy Interests Include: heterosexism and homophobia, gender equity, family play therapy, feminist theories, parenting, women's history, and single parents.
Kristen Benson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Research and Therapy Interests Include: gender identity and family/partner relationships, diversity issues in family therapy, collaborative approaches to family therapy education and training, and qualitative methodology.