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Louisville Seminary Establishes Delta Kappa Honor Society Chapter

Mar 20, 2017

Twenty-three to be inducted in new Upsilon Chapter on March 27.

Delta KappaOn Monday, March 27, 2017, the Delta Kappa International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society will welcome Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary as the organization's 20th chapter. Delta Kappa is the official honor society for the field of marriage and family therapy and serves to further and complement the work being done by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Family Therapy Academy, and the International Family Therapy Association. Twenty-three new members of the Upsilon Chapter, as it will be called, will be formally recognized at a special ceremony which will take place as part of Louisville Seminary’s 2017 Festival of Theology and Alum Reunion. The inductees are:

Laura Barclay (’16) Shelby Oda (student)
Nancye Browning (student) Elizabeth Olker (student)
Joseph Carlton (’97) Dawn Pendleton (’98)
Donna Davis (’97) Carol Poston (’11)
Ervina Desaussure (student) Lacey Ryan (’08, clinical staff)
La'Shonda Fletcher (’15) Jennifer Schiller (’05, ’16, clinical director)
Rosalie Guthrie (student) John Stanger (student)
Twila Rossmanith-Hartmans (’96) Judith Stubbs (’97)
Ashley Hicks White (faculty) Loren Townsend (faculty)
Brenda Holder (student) Amy Travis (student)
Jeannette Martin (’05) Annabel Williams (student)
Megan McCarty (student)

Delta Kappa recognizes the achievements of current marriage and family therapy students as well as practitioners already in the field who have achieved distinction and continue to make significant contributions to the field. It has three primary aims:

• Train emerging leaders in the field of marriage and family therapy to assume the mantle of leadership in the profession.
• Provide a structure for developing scholarly forums that present cutting edge research and theory on marriage and family therapy to practitioners on an ongoing basis at the local, state, regional, national, and international level.
• Recognize and promote the achievements of marriage and family therapy clinicians and scholars.

Ashley Hicks White, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy at Louisville Seminary, was instrumental in establishing the Delta Kappa Upsilon Chapter at Louisville Seminary. She said that establishing a Delta Kappa chapter at the seminary makes sense given the seminary’s marriage and family therapy program’s reputation as one of the leading pastoral training programs in the country. The seminary’s marriage and family therapy program was the first seminary-based program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education in the United States. More than 200 therapists have received their Master of Arts in Marriage and Family degree from Louisville Seminary.

Information about the Delta Kappa International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society is available at www.deltakappamft.org.

Information about Louisville Seminary’s marriage and family therapy program is available at www.lpts.edu/academics/degrees-programs.
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