Award-Winning CFT Faculty


Five Distinguished Couple & Family Therapy Educators
Five State and National Awards for Outstanding Contributions to the Field

CFT Dream Team_BW2Our award-winning faculty will help you turn your dreams of becoming a successful therapist into reality.
Shown from left to right:

Jerry Saltzman, MA, LMFT, pioneered the transformational and multicultural aspects of the CFT curriculum through his internalized oppression model. Well known as the mensch of CFT, Jerry’s compassion and competence as a clinical supervisor earned him the 2010 Supervisor of the Year by the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT).

Kirk Honda, MA, LMFT, managed the foundational research demonstrating CFT’s effectiveness that systematically documented students’ very high rates of satisfaction with their clinical training.  Not only a talented researcher and statistician, Kirk is rated by students as one of their best instructors and was awarded the 2012 Educator of the Year by WAMFT.

Paul David, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, founded the Couple & Family Therapy Program and piloted it into becoming one of the largest accredited programs in the region and country. Not only a leader, Paul is also recognized as a master educator and was awarded the 2013 Educator of the Year by the WAMFT.

Janice Hoshino, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC, developed the art, drama, and play therapy specializations within the CFT Program. Acknowledging her long history of innovation and program development in the field, the American Art Therapy Association bestowed its 2013 Distinguished Service Award for Janice’s tireless efforts to merge art and science in mental health.

Kim McBride, MA, LMFT, facilitated the marriage of cognitive-behavioral and family systems therapeutic approaches in the CFT curriculum.  Building on the depth and breadth of her theoretical knowledge, Kim teamed up with a national testing service to insure that the CFT students were thoroughly prepared for the state licensing examination. Currently, CFT students now enjoy a 96% pass rate on this exam. As a result of these and other efforts, Kim was awarded the 2014 Educator of the Year by WAMFT.


Students give high marks to Couple & Family Therapy program

In 2014, when alumni were asked if the CFT Program had met their expectations, 100% indicated “Yes.” Here are some of the reasons they gave for their high degree of satisfaction:

“Instructors’ real-world clinical experience, wisdom and examples, as well as their social justice orientation.”

“The emphasis the program put on self-awareness and growth has helped immensely in my quest to become an effective therapist.”

 “Wonderful and supportive Instructors. Small classroom. Support in clinical preparation after graduation. Also, guidance in preparing for licensing and private practice. Multicultural knowledge.”

 “Applying knowledge through role plays, discussions, presentations and papers rather than simply receiving lectures from a professor and then being tested.”

“These were and are excellent clinicians and teachers, and by far were the most valuable aspects of this experience. The second aspect that I value was the name recognition that Antioch has among community mental health providers in the Seattle area. That has been a door opener.”


At CFT, we don’t just talk about success, we make it happen!

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