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Marriage, Couple & Family Therapy

Advising & Contact Information

Program Leadership

  • Lana Kim, PhD, LMFT
    Program Director and Associate Professor
    Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
    lkim@lclark.edu

Program Faculty

  • Joslyn Armstrong
    Assistant Professor
    Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
    jarmstrong@lclark.edu

    In my work I aim to shift the narratives of fathers, specifically Black fathers within Black families. I utilize a Black intersectional feminist framework in my research and teaching. 

  • Pilar Hernandez-Wolf
    Professor
    Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
    pilarhw@lclark.edu

    I am a family therapist devoted to healing the wounds of social and historical traumatic stress and fostering resilience. I am committed to training culturally responsive and globally informed MCFT practitioners to serve the unique needs of diverse communities, both locally and internationally. As an educator, I believe that education is a drawing out, not a putting in.  Knowledge is not simply transmitted from the teacher to students, but is actively constructed in the mind of the learner through dialogue, reflection and various hands-on activities. I believe that students make their ideas by constructing their own knowledge structures, and that they learn by integrating new information from their own life experience.

  • Wonyoung Cho
    Assistant Professor
    Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
    wonyoungcho@lclark.edu

    I am fully bilingual (Korean and English, written and oral) and interested in using languages as markers of culture to learn and understand the culture(s) of mental health.

  • Carmen Knudson-Martin
    Professor
    Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
    carmen@lclark.edu

    I see teaching and learning as a two-way street; I am as much a learner as a teacher. Education is a transforming and liberating process in which students become aware of how knowledge is constructed, consider who has the power to define important issues such as “health,” “normal,” or “success,” and are empowered through relational practices to resist or redefine inequitable social realities. Knowing that I have made a difference in students’ lives and that they will make a difference in the lives of others is my most important calling.   

Clinical Coordinator

  • Dr Jessica Thomas
    MCFT Faculty and Clinical Coordinator
    Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
    jessicathomas@lclark.edu

Adjunct Faculty

  • Mary Crowe, MA
  • Sarah Ellenwood, MA
  • Paula Emerick, MA
  • Morgan Fitz Gibbon, MA
  • Matthew Geraths, MA
  • Marcia Michaels, PhD
  • Marla Pallin, MA
  • Stace Parlen, MA
  • Justin Rock, MA
  • Joyann Song, MA

Online Resources