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   Marriage & Family Therapy PhD Program

About the Program
The Virginia Tech Marriage and Family Therapy PhD Program, in the Department of Human Development, is the oldest continuously accredited MFT doctoral program in the nation, attracting students from across the country and around the world.   Students, faculty, and graduates have singular records of achievement, winning prestigious honors, holding important positions, and publishing some of the most respected articles in the field.
Among Our Graduates: 
Jamie Banker, Director, MFT Program, California Lutheran University.
Brennan Peterson, Clinical Director, Chapman University MFT Program; Prize Paper, American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Janie Long,         Director, Duke University Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Life; former Secretary, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy.
Marlene Watson,   past Chair, AAMFT Commission on Accreditation for MFT Education; Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow.
John Miller, Fulbright Scholar and Director, Sino-American Family Therapy Institute.
Toni Zimmerman, University Distinguished Teaching Scholar
& Director, Couple & Family Therapy, Colorado State University.
Layne Prest, Delegate, Association of Marital & Family Therapy Regulatory Boards.
William Turner, Betts Chair of Counseling and Community Research, Vanderbilt University; Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy.
Private practitioner and business consultant, 2009 graduate Carolina Castanos talks about her experience in the PhD program.

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