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Christiana I. Awosan, Ph.D.

Christiana I. Awosan

Assistant Professor
Office: Egan Hall 201
Phone: (914) 633 – 2091
Email: cawosan@iona.edu
Degrees: Ph.D., Drexel University
MA, Syracuse University
BS, Syracuse University

NY and NJ License Marriage and Family Therapist
AAMFT Clinical Fellow; AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Dr. Christiana I. Awosan teaches courses in fundamental concepts of psychiatry, relational psychopathology, and supervised case seminar. Her research focuses on diversity, inclusion, and social justice and her publications address cultural responsive clinical practices and effective training of Marriage and Family Therapists. Dr. Awosan conducts national and international trainings and seminars on issues related to understanding sociocultural trauma such as racial trauma on the mental, emotional and relational lives of Blacks and People of Color.

Yaliu He, Ph.D.

Yaliu He

Assistant Professor
Office: Egan Hall 201
Phone: (914) 633 – 2091
Email: yhe@iona.edu
Degrees: Ph.D., University of Minnesota Twin Cities
M.Ed., Tsinghua University
B.S., Beijing Normal University

MN Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
AAMFT Clinical Fellow; AAMFT Approved Supervisor
Associate Editor, Family Process

Dr. Yaliu He teaches courses in marriage, family, and friendship therapy, lifespan personality development, and research methods in MFT. Her goal is to expose students to various MFT theories and techniques and facilitate theoretical integration and empirically informed practice using the Integrative Systemic Therapy (IST) approach. Her research focuses on psychotherapy process and outcome, personalized prevention/intervention, and marriage and family therapy training.
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Lisa Rene Reynolds, Ph.D.

Lisa Rene Reynolds

Assistant Professor
Director, Social Work & Marriage and Family Therapy

Office: Egan Hall 201
Phone: (914) 633-4471

Email: lreynolds@iona.edu
Degrees: Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
MA, Fairfield University
BA, University of Dayton

NY and CT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

AAMFT Clinical Fellow; AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Dr. Lisa Rene Reynolds teaches courses in introduction to marriage and family therapy, human sexuality and sex therapy, ethics, parenting, lifespan development. Her professional interests and research are in the areas of Post-modern approaches to systemic therapies, qualitative research, including case studies and phenomenological inquiry, as well as marriage counseling, divorce and the impact on children and families, child development, and other issues as they pertain to the success of therapy and the health and well-being of therapists.
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