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Oct. 30, 2017

MSU scholar appointed to Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy

Andrea Wittenborn, an associate professor in MSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies, was appointed to the Michigan Board of Marriage and Family Therapy by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The board assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs in overseeing the practice of more than 800 marriage and family therapists. There are nine voting members, including six marriage and family therapists and three public members.

Wittenborn will serve a four-year term expiring June 30, 2020, representing professionals.

“Andrea has an extensive background in family studies and I’m confident that experience will serve this board well,” Snyder said.

Wittenborn earned her doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from Purdue University and completed a doctoral research internship in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Before joining Michigan State University in 2014, she served on the faculty at Virginia Tech for seven years.