Sara E. Blakeslee, Ph.D.
Sara Blakeslee, Ph.D, LMFT (WA), LMFTA (TX)
Ph.D. (2010) - Marriage & Family Therapy, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
M.MFT (2006) - Marriage & Family Therapy, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX
B.S. (1999) - Marketing, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
BMFT 601: Pre-Internship
BMFT 663: Cultural Diversity
BMFT 661: Family Therapy II
BMFT 602: Internship I
BMFT 603, 604, 605: Internships II, III, IV
Dr. Sara Blakeslee is beginning her fourth year on the faculty and her second year as Clinic Director of the Marriage and Family Institute. Her mission is to train competent, systemic therapists who espouse Christian values and ethics and are critical consumers and producers of research. In addition to her teaching role in the department, she is responsible for mentoring students in research and providing supervision for off-site internships in Abilene. Her recently published research includes a study using qualitative methodologies to study women of color in the criminal justice system. Her ongoing research agenda is focused on the role of attachment in couple relationships.
Sara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Washington and is currently pursuing licensure in the state of Texas, where she has served on numerous committees for the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is currently Co-Chair of the TAMFT 2013 Annual Conference. She is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She has received specialized training in Emotionally Focused Couples therapy. Sara is also the Co-Director of the counseling ministry at her church. She provides relationship enhancement workshops for various organizations and churches throughout Texas.