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Mary Sue Green, Ph.D., LMFT-S (AAMFT-Approved Supervisor)
Assistant Professor
(Iowa State University, 2009)

Curriculum Vitae


  • Feminist mentorship
  • MFT comfort working with lesbian and gay individuals, couples, and families
  • The influence of therapist religious practices and comfort working with lesbians and gay men
  • Creating a collaborative research team
  • Therapist support of lesbian and gay human rights
  • The importance of therapist self-awareness

Research Interests

  • Sexual minority clients’ experiences in therapy
  • Therapist efficacy in working with sexual minority clientele
  • Supervisor efficacy in working with diverse supervisees
  • Therapist and supervisor self-awareness
  • Supervisee learning outcomes and satisfaction with supervision
  • Ethics in research and clinical practice
  • Power and decision making in couple relationships
  • Psychological abuse in couple relationships
  • Family structure transitions


The Experience of Therapy from the Perspective of Lesbian Couple Clients and their Therapists

National Awards

Graduate Student Research Award, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2008). This award is given to a graduate student who “shows promise in and commitment to a career in marriage and family therapy” and provides a monetary award to “support research on the process and outcome of marriage and family therapy and the training of its practitioners”.

Graduate Student of the Year Award, National Council on Family Relations (2008). This award is given to a graduate student “who has demonstrated excellence as a student with high potential for contribution to the field of family studies”.

Regional Awards

Graduate Student of the Year Award, Iowa Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (2007)

YWCA-ISU Scholarship Award (2007) for upholding the mission of “The YWCA is committed to eliminating racism and empowering women and girls.  We work toward our vision of peace, justice, and equality for all people” and for demonstrating the importance of recognizing diversity in the community and also recognizing the variance within diversity.

University Awards

Research Excellence Award, Iowa State University, {2009}.  This award “recognizes graduating students for outstanding research or creativity as seen in their theses or dissertations”.

Teaching Excellence Award, Graduate College, Iowa State University (2008) The purpose of a Teaching Excellence Award "is to recognize and encourage outstanding achievement by graduate students in teaching."

Peer Research Award, Graduate and Professional Student Senate, Iowa State University (2007)

Outstanding Faculty Honor, Iowa State University Interfraternity Counsel and Collegiate Panhellenic Council (2007)

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