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Oklahoma State University

Matthew Brosi


Associate Professor; MFT Program Director; Masonic Chair for Interdisciplinary Research

226 Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-3633
Fax: 405-744-6344


Degree Institution Area of Study
Ph.D. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Family & Child Ecology / Marriage & Family Therapy
M.S. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR Human Development & Family Science
B.S. Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO Psychology


The unifying theme of my research, teaching, and extension/engagement is heavily centered on fatherhood/men’s issues, co-parenting, divorce, and remarriage/step-family formation, as well as the development of brief interventions addressing parenting issues. My work has a strong applied element—either working in the field of marriage and family therapy or working to develop resiliency-based treatment approaches for families dealing with conflict or improving the family therapy training processes. I have published numerous research papers and have presented at national conferences on topics pertaining to fatherhood, co-parenting, family conflict, domestic violence, and sexual assault. My appointment at OSU also includes both administrative and outreach titles. I serve as Program Coordinator for the marriage and family therapy program and hold a joint appointment with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service as a Marriage and Family State Specialist. As a State Specialist, I have been directly involved in co-developing the Co-parenting for Resilience (for divorcing parents) program for Oklahoma Cooperative Extension and center much of my outreach work in the area of divorce, remarriage, step-family formation as well as mental health and well-being. I currently teach courses on ethics and professionalism, human sexuality, counseling skills, and practicum at the graduate level and introduction to MFT at the undergraduate level. I provide certification training in PREPARE/ENRICH within the MFT program and train both Extension Educators and graduate students in the Co-parenting for Resilience program. I also serve on the Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure, the regulatory body overseeing licensure for LMFT’s, LPC’s and LBP’s.


  • Hardy, N. R., Brosi, M. W., & Gallus, K. (2018). Integrative Systemic Therapy: Lessons on collaboration and training for the 21st century. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 00, 1-13, doi: 10.1111/jmft.12332
  • Oliver, M., Atiles, J., & Brosi, M. (2017). Preservice teachers' understanding of children of divorced families and relations to teacher efficacy. Educational Research Quarterly, 40(3), 25-49. 
  • Foubert, J., Brosi, M.W., Fuqua, D., & Watson, A. (2015). Precursors to conversion: Catalytic experiences of born again Christian college students.  Growth: Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development14(1), 2-15.
  • Bannon, R. S., Brosi, M.W., & Foubert, J. D. (2013). Sorority women's and fraternity men's rape myth acceptance and bystander intervention attitudes. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 50(1), 72-87. doi: 10.1515/jsarp-2013-0005.
  • Wilson, J. , Gardner, B.C., Brosi, M.W., Topham, G.L., & Busby, D. M. (2013). Dyadic adult attachment style and aggression within romantic relationships. Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 12, 186-205. doi: 10.1080/15332691.2013.779185.
  • Foubert, J. D., Watson, A.,, Brosi, M.W., & Fuqua, D. R.  (2012). Explaining the wind: How self-identified born again Christians define what born again means to them. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 31(3), 215-226.
  • Brosi, M.W., Foubert, J.D., Bannon, S., & Yandell, G. (2011). Effects of Women's Pornography Use on Bystander Intervention in a Sexual Assault Situation and Rape Myth Acceptance. Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, 6, 26-35.
  • Foubert, J. D. , Brosi, M.W., & Bannon, R. S. (2011). Pornography viewing among fraternity men: Effects on bystander intervention, rape myth acceptance and behavioral intent to commit sexual assault. Journal of Sex Addiction and Compulsivity, 18, 212-231. doi:10.1080/10720162.2011.625552.
  • Morgan, M., Brosi, W.A., & Brosi, M.W. (2011). Restorying older adults' narratives about self and substance abuse.American Journal of Family Therapy, 39(5), 444-455. doi: 10.1080/01926187.2011.560784.
  • Brosi, M.W. & Rolling, E.   (2010). A narrative journey for intimate partner violence: From victim to survivor. American Journal of Family Therapy, 38, 237-250. doi: 10.1080/01926180902961761
  • Brosi, M.W. & Weaver, J.   (2009). Confronting the internalized beast: Suicidal adolescents and family therapy (Book review). Death Studies, 33, 481-486. doi: 10.1080/07481180902805731.
  • Rolling, E. & Brosi, M.W.   (2009). A multi-leveled and integrated approach to treating intimate partner violence.Journal of Family Violence, DOI: 10.1007/s10896-009-9286-8.
  • Brosi, M.W. & Rolling, E.   (2007). The effect of value conflicts on therapists' work with abusive clients: Implications for the integration of feminist tenets. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 19(2).
  • Brosi, M.W. & Carolan, M.T.   (2006). Therapist response to clients' partner abuse: Implications for training and development of Marriage and Family Therapists, Contemporary Family Therapy, 28, 111-130.
  • Brosi, M.W. & Brosi, W.A.   (2002). Why not avoid a trial whenever you can? Special edition: An alternative dispute resolution for divorce Michigan Family Law Journal, 28-29.
  • Villarruel, F.A., Bessey, L.L., Onaga, E., Youatt, J.P., Carolan, M., Griffore, R.J., Silvey, L., Campbell, L., Brosi, M.W., & Brosi, W.A. (2002). The 33rd annual National Council on Family Relations media awards competition, Family Relations, 51, 89-100

Courses Taught

Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy HDFS  4573

Theoretical Models of Marriage and Family Therapy

HDFS  5613 

Systemic Approaches to Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology

HDFS  5623 
Professionalism and Ethics in Marriage and Family Therapy HDFS  5663
Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy HDFS  5690


  • Oklahoma State University, College of Human Sciences, Overcoming Barriers to Behavioral Outcome Adoption. Utilizing Innovative Resources within Co-parenting Programs to Increase Post-Divorce Father Involvement. Matthew Brosi (PI). Oklahoma State University. (2016-2017, $5,000).
  • United States Department of Agriculture, Oklahoma Agriculture Experiment Station Project. Fostering Resilience in Parents and Children that Experience Divorce. Matthew Brosi (PI); Ronald Cox & Robert Larzelere (Consultants). Oklahoma State University. (2014-2016, $75,646).
  • Administrative Office of the Courts, Alternative Dispute Resolution System of the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Early Settlement North Conflict Resolution Program. Matthew Brosi, Principal Investigator. (2013-2014, $78,580).
  • Oklahoma State University, Department of Human Development and Family Science Endowed Parenting Professorship Seed Grand. Longitudinal Assessment of the Co-parenting for Resilience Program. Ron Cox and Matthew Brosi, Co-Pis. (2013-2014, $10,000).
  • Administrative Office of the Courts, Alternative Dispute Resolution System of the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Early Settlement North Conflict Resolution Program. Matthew Brosi, Principal Investigator. (2012-2013, $80,188).
  • United States Department of Agriculture, Oklahoma Agriculture Experiment Station Project. Conflict management and positive parenting intervention study. Amanda Morris (PI) and Co-PI’s Matthew Brosi, Carolyn Henry, and Michael Merten, Oklahoma State University. (September 2007- August 2009; $90,520).

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • Oklahoma Association of Marriage and Family Therapy


  • Board Member and Secretary - Oklahoma State Board for Behavioral Health Licensure
  • COAMFTE Accredited Program Site Reviewer (2017 – Present).
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy (2012-present)