Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
Marriage and Family Therapy Program
Dept. of Counseling and Human Services
One Camino Santa Maria
St. Mary’s University
San Antonio, TX 78228
Carolyn Tubbs, Ph.D. (Purdue University) - Dr. Tubbs is an Associate Professor in and former program director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Programs at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. She earned her master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech University and her doctorate in Child Development and Family Studies/Marriage and Family Therapy at Purdue University. Dr. Tubbs was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Family Research Consortium III and a Research Scientist at Penn State University for the Welfare, Children and Families: A Three City-Study. Dr. Tubbs has also been involved with the National Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community in researching the causes and solutions to domestic violence in African American communities. She has also worked with the Institute for Racial and Social Justice. Dr. Tubbs served two terms on AAMFT’s Election Council and was on the advisory committee for the Minority Fellowship Program.
Dr. Tubbs teaches courses on postmodern therapies and supervises clinicians using brief, narrative and dialogic therapies. Her research interests include qualitative research methodology, shared parenting among couples with a history of intimate partner violence, healthcare disparities, MFT and social justice, and parenting in low-income populations.