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Dr. Kami Gallus
I am an Associate Professor at Oklahoma State University in the Department of Human Development and Family Science. I earned a master's degree in Family Studies and Human Services, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State University in 2003 and a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University in 2007.
My passion for research, service, and outreach is focused on exploring risk and resilience factors associated with stressful life events and trauma, with specific attention on family relationship outcomes. My current work in conjunction with talented colleagues and outstanding graduate and undergraduate students focuses on advancing the quality of life of Oklahomans by exploring the risk and resilience factors facing unique populations of individuals and their families. My current research explores the process of resilience among two specific populations:
- Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families
- Latino youth and their families
In addition to my research, I enjoy teaching graduate classes and supervising as one of three core Marriage and Family Therapy faculty for OSU Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) master’s degree program – the only Commission of Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) accredited program in the state of Oklahoma. Through the connection of my teaching and research, it is rewarding to provide therapists in-training with unique experiences that enhances their understanding, acceptance and competence in working with diverse and unique populations.
- 2016 Undergraduate Research Mentor Award – Board of Human Sciences
- 2015 Undergraduate Research Mentor Award - College of Human Sciences
- 2014 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor - College of Human Sciences
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