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You will work closely with the core MFT faculty as you pursue your degree. The MFT faculty will teach the majority of your courses, provide the majority of your clinical supervision, and one of the MFT faculty members will serve as the chair of your graduate committee.
The three core MFT faculty all hold doctoral degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy from COAMFTE accredited programs and are AAMFT Approved Supervisors. Faculty are actively involved in their professions through membership in organizations including the Oklahoma Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and the National Council on Family Relations. Faculty regularly present at state, national, and international conferences and publish their work in peer-reviewed academic journals.
Matt Brosi, Ph.D., is a graduate of the COAMFTE accredited Ph.D. program at Michigan State University and is an Oklahoma Licensed Marital and Family Therapist. Dr. Brosi came to OSU in 2004. His research interests focus on fatherhood/men’s issues, co-parenting, divorce, and remarriage/step-family formation, as well as the development of brief interventions addressing parenting issues. Dr. Brosi serves as the MFT Program Coordinator and holds a joint appointment with the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service as a State Specialist.
Kami Gallus, Ph.D., is a graduate of the COAMFTE accredited Ph.D. program at Texas Tech University and is an Oklahoma Licensed Marital and Family Therapist. Dr. Gallus came to OSU in 2007. Her research interests are systemic dynamics and intergenerational transmission of trauma, systemic factors of posttraumatic growth and resiliency, women’s mental health and childbearing issues, and quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disability and their families.
Nathan Hardy, Ph.D., is a graduate of the COAMFTE accredited Ph.D. program at Kansas State University. Dr. Hardy came to OSU in 2016. His research interests focus on change processes in couple therapy, relationship education delivery and curricula, the longitudinal course of healthy marriage, and the intersection between relationship processes and diabetes self-management. Dr. Hardy serves as the Director of Clinical Training for the MFT program and oversees the Center for Family Services.
“I'm very thankful for my time in OSU's MFT program. The faculty were so helpful to me when I was figuring out the right post-graduation path for me and which doctorate program was the best fit for my career goals. I was well prepared to step into a doctoral program after consistently being exposed to research throughout the program and working closely with my thesis advisor and committee. I highly recommend this program to students who are looking to get quality training in both clinical work and research!”
Doctoral Student, East Carolina University
“MFT faculty’s care and respect for one another, their students, the program, and the profession became very clear within the first day of being introduced. My experiences throughout the program continued to show this unwavering dedication. Their ongoing support and encouragement for growth lay a strong foundation for continued learning and development as a young therapist even after graduation.”
Heather Warfield, LMFT
Therapist, Connections Center for Guidance and Development