Karen and Richard Wampler Jointly Presented the 2011 Kathleen Briggs Mentoring Award
The Family Therapy Section of National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) has conferred the Section's Kathleen Briggs Mentoring Award jointly to Drs. Karen and Richard Wampler of Michigan State University. The purpose of the Briggs Award is to recognize the important role that clinical and academic mentors play in Couple and Family Therapy training and research and this first Briggs Award does just that in recognizing the Wamplers' years of service to the fields of couple & family therapy and family studies.
Dr. Karen Wampler has been a leading figure in research and training in the areas of couple and family therapy training and couple relationships for over 30 years. She is author of more than 50 journal articles and 11 book chapters. She has served as dissertation advisor for 26 doctoral students at Georgia, Texas Tech, and MSU, and has mentored dozens more master's and doctoral students and junior faculty over the years. Dr. Karen Wampler is recognized for her thoughtful writings on the nature of doctoral programs and on training programs for couple and family therapists.
Dr. Richard Wampler began his academic career as a psychologist and moved into the the family sciences field in the early 1980s. Since then, he has developed and implemented individual, group, and family therapy programs and has continued to focus his research on issues of services to minorities, served as Director of the CFT Program (2008-11) and Couple and Family Therapy Clinic (2010-11), and is directing the last two of his total of 22 dissertations. He has published some 45 journal articles and made some 160 presentations at professional conferences.
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