Dr. Becky Cobb, Clinical Coordinator of the Couples & Family Therapy Program and Assistant Clinical Professor at the School of Theology and Ministry, was selected as a recipient of the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT) 2016 Educator of the Year Award. This award honors a faculty member who demonstrates creative and innovative teaching abilities, fosters and maintains strong relationships with students, and is published in the field of marriage and family therapy. Nominations are only accepted from students. Below is an excerpt from the student’s nomination letter:
Dr. Cobb has been a tremendous support in my life and an invaluable source of inspiration for me as a student and a budding therapist. As a mentor, she has modeled possibilities beyond what I once found impossible to achieve. As a professor, Dr. Cobb models and connects students to “real life” examples of what it is to be a therapist.
Her classes are challenging and intentionally prepared to integrate all that is acquired in learning with application within the field of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). Something that makes her different from others is that she takes the time to be creative and to acknowledge creativity and gifts in her students as well. Her work as a published author is exemplified in her precision and knowledge of research and her ability to inspire students to use their voices to advocate for ethical principles and justice in writing as well as in their work in the world. Her presence as the clinical coordinator and a professor at the School of Theology and Ministry is invaluable.
Dr. Cobb also won the election for president-elect for the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT). WAMFT is the Washington division of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), which is the national organization under which COAMFTE (Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education) is housed, and the School of Theology and Ministry’s Master of Arts in Couples and Family Therapy program is accredited by.