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: Narrative therapy; LGBT affirmative training and therapy; Transgender families; Single-parenting; Spirituality and therapy
Thomas Stone Carlson, Ph.D. Professor & Program Coordinator
Research Interests Include: Trainee experiences and effectiveness of narrative pedagogy, Client experiences and outcomes of relational accountability approach to couples therapy, Evaluation of LGBT affirmative therapy competence among therapists, and Influence of spirituality of clinical practice and training.
Detailed Faculty Page and CV for Dr. Stone Carlson
Christi McGeorge, Ph.D. Professor
Research Interests Include: Influence of heterosexism and homophobia on clinical practice and training, gender equity in therapy, gender equity in higher education, feminist theories, and societal perceptions of single parents.
Kristen Benson, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Research and Therapy Interests Include: Gender identity and family/partner relationships, internalized homophobia and couple stability, family therapy education and training, and feminist qualitative methodology.
Detailed Faculty Page and CV for Dr. Benson