Department ofMarriage & Family Therapy

Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Student Scholarships

Students in MFT programs throughout the state submit applications for the student scholarship. Typically 3-4 are given each year based on the students academic performance, school involvement, community involvement, and involvement with WAMFT.  An awards committee chooses the students to receive the award.

PLU Award Recipients

2013    Shiva Sabet Sarvestany and Allanah M. Dillard
2012    Chelsea Kramer
2011    Ireri Villagomez-Morales and Joella Long
2010    Azka Sheikh
2009    Suzanne Burgoyne

Minority Fellowship Award of the American Association of Marriage and Family (AAMFT)

Since 1986, the Foundation of AAMFT has annually awarded fellowships to three minority students in graduate studies in marriage and family therapy.  This competitive award is given to students who show promise and commitment to the field.  The purpose of this competitive award is to support the recruitment, training, and retention of minorities in the field.

PLU Award Recipients

2012 - Tina Phousouvanh
2007 - Roy Fisher
2005 - Katrina Robinson
2004 - Christina Holland
2003 - Christopher Stevens
1996 - Wellington (Duke) White

 

Master Thesis Award of the American Association of Marriage and Family (AAMFT)

This competitive award is given to one or two students whose research contributions to the understanding of process and outcome of marriage and family therapy and the training of its practitioners.

PLU Award Recipient

2008 - Jennifer Davis

Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Scholar Award

Faculty of Couple and Family Therapy programs throughout the state of Washington nominate a current student member who demonstrated academic and clinical excellence while offering unique contributions to their learning community.  An awards committee chooses one student to receive the award.

PLU Award Recipients

2011 - Ireri Villagomez Morales
2009 - Colleen Quitslund
2008 - Amanda Montgomery
2007 - William Woehl
2004 - Christina Holland

PLU Master's Theses

O'Farrell, F. (2012) Military Families’ Experience of Grief and Facebook: A Phenomenological Study

Patterson, G. (2010). Relationship scripts: How young lesbian women develop and maintain same-sex romantic relationships.

Quitslund, C. (2009). Attachment styles and materialism: How they influence each other and impact relationship satisfaction and commitment.

Davis, J. (2007).  Voices of the military: Military wives' experiences of a wartime deployment and civilians' influences upon that experience.

Stewart, G. (2001).  A review of research of African-American students in higher education: Implications for MFT programs.