MFT Program Celebrates 25 Years
The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Graduate Program hosted its 25th anniversary celebration on Friday, September 25th.
Honored guests included Michael Ferrara, PhD, Dean of the UNH College of Health and Human Services, as well as members of the inaugural MFT class and more than a third of all program alumni. Alumna Jacqueline Sparks, PhD, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Rhode Island, was the guest speaker, and the program received recognition from NH Governor Maggie Hassan, US Senator Jeanne Shaheen, and the NH House of Representatives. Founding director Barbara Frankel, PhD was honored for her twenty-five years of service, while other alumni, faculty, and staff were recognized for their contributions to the program and to the practice of marriage and family therapy in the state.
The MFT Program, founded in 1990, has made sustained and significant contributions to the development, licensure, and professional practice of marriage and family therapy in the state of New Hampshire and has provided services to over 4,000 families, couples, and individuals from the greater Seacoast region through its Marriage and Family Therapy Center, located on the Durham campus.