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K-State Today

September 14, 2016



School of Family Studies and Human Services announces new marriage and family therapy program director

By Anne Rubash

Glade Topham

Glade Topham joins the marriage and family therapy program as director and associate professor. Topham comes to K-State from Oklahoma State University, where he served as director of their marriage and family therapy program for the last nine years and on its faculty for the last 13 years.

"I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of such a stellar program at K-State and look forward to all of the opportunities ahead," Topham said in the marriage and family therapy program's e-newsletter.

Topham completed his bachelor's degree in family science and master's degree in marriage and family therapy at Brigham Young University. He received his doctorate in marriage and family therapy from Texas Tech University.

Topham's research interests focus on parent-child relationship predictors of child physical and socio-emotional health, and in identifying the most effective and efficacious approaches to early parent-child treatment for vulnerable populations. Much of his recent work has focused on the influence of general parenting on child healthy weight balance and on the efficacy of a transdisciplinary child obesity prevention program.

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