Sara E. Blakeslee, Ph.D.
Sara Blakeslee, Ph.D, LMFT (TX, WA, HI)
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 in her fifth year on the faculty and her third 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 in the Journal of Feminist Family Therapy 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 and cultural competency in MFT training.
Sara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Washington, Hawaii, and Texas where she has served on numerous committees for the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. 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 and provides relationship enhancement workshops for various organizations and churches throughout Texas.
She is a member of the Highland church of Christ, where she also serves as co-director of the Highland Counseling Center. She owns a small private practice which serves Abilene and the surrounding areas.