Please join us in congratulating our AY21-22 Virginia Tech marriage and family therapy (MFT) doctoral program area graduates Dr. Allie King, Dr. Manasi Shankar, and Dr. Bradford Stucki.
King’s dissertation was entitled, “Therapists’ Use and Management of Eating Disorder Lived Experience in the Treatment of Clients with Eating Disorders.” This coming year, Dr. King will be a clinical faculty member at Drexel University in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy.
Shankar’s dissertation was entitled, “She is a Formidable Woman, a Powerhouse of Sorts: A Transcendental Phenomenology Examining the Experience of Growing up with Parental Disability.” Dr. Shankar currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco’s Counseling Psychology program and a psychotherapist at Palo Alto Therapy. She also conducts research on expanding Disability dialogue within the field of MFT.
Bradford Stucki’s dissertation was entitled, “Grandfamilies and Grandchild Adverse Childhood Experiences: An Examination of Service Needs, Utilization, and Best Practices.” Dr. Stucki currently lives in Provo, Utah, and is building a private practice, BridgeHope Family Therapy, that serves Utah residents (in-person and telehealth) and Virginia residents (telehealth only).