Touro University Worldwide Marriage and Family Therapy Program Adds Exceptional Faculty Members

Dec 09, 2011, 13:43 ET from Touro University Worldwide

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Bernard Luskin, LMFT, CEO and Senior Provost today announced two new scholar practitioner MFT faculty members to help fulfill the growing needs in the Marriage and Family Therapy Master's Degree Program.


"Enrollment in the Marriage and Family Therapy program continues to increase. Since its launch at the beginning of this year we have more than doubled our enrollment to more than fifty and the applications continue. The MFT program resonates with working professionals and our students are exceptional," said Stephen Irshay, LMFT and Director of the MFT Program.

Scott Barrella, LMFT, has practiced as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for 18 years. "Scott is an author, has implemented group counseling for inmates in Ventura County jails, is a consultant for NBC Dateline, The Dr. Phil Show and dozens of radio shows," added Irshay.

"Dr. Kathleene Derrig-Palumbo is CEO of MyTherapyNet conducting face-to-face and Online Therapy from her Woodland Hills, CA offices. She is a leading figure in online mental health services, an international speaker on the subject of Online Therapy, Life Coaching, and Law and Ethics.  A Board member of AAMFT San Fernando Valley Chapter and she served as a California Behavioral Sciences State Board Examiner for the MFT Oral Exams from 2002- 2004. Author of several books, she and has a column, Chat with Dr. Kat, in Westlake Magazine," Irshay expanded.

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