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Sofia Georgiadou

Sofia Georgiadou, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Family Therapy,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3313
Office: Rec 249-05


Dr. Georgiadou completed her B.A. in Psychology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. As a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Georgiadou graduated with her M.A. and Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Dr. Georgiadou specializes in systemic family therapy approaches (solution-focused, structural, strategic and family-of-origin/intergenerational models). Dr. Georgiadou is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Family Therapy at the University of Houston at Clear Lake.

She previously served as the Clinical Director at Positive Steps Residential Treatment Center in Houston, TX. She coordinated the treatment program of young females ages 12 up to 21 years old, using a trauma-informed and trust-based approach. The population she served consisted primarily of young females in CPS/foster care or juvenile probation programs.

Dr. Georgiadou feels passionate about exploring the experiences of equity-seeking, underrepresented groups, particularly students and faculty with marginalized identities in the US. Dr. Georgiadou uses qualitative methods and survey designs to understand the living narratives of individuals from equity-seeking communities. With her research, she is seeking to explore ways to improve students' experiences of Family Therapy education.

Dr. Georgiadou is the administrator of the Facebook group, the Society for the Teaching of Marriage and Family Therapy, a worldwide community of aspiring and establishing MFT educators.

Learn more about Dr. Georgiadou on LinkedIn and by reading her Curriculum Vitae.

Areas of Expertise

  • DEI and sense of belonging for faculty and students
  • Connection between classroom learning and skill application
  • Common factors of change
  • Clinical supervision (graduate interns, associates, AAMFT supervisor candidates)


  • Georgiadou, S., Te Qi (Submitted 2023, under review). Establishing a Private Practice: A Needs Assessment for LPC Associates’ Education, Supervision and Training. Journal of Counselor Education and Supervision.
  • Georgiadou, S., Lyttle-Forbes, S., Arnab Aich, M., & Robinson-Neal, A. (Submitted 2023, under review). Exploring a University student community: Correlations between diverse intersectionalities and othering. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.
  • Georgiadou, S., McChesney, K., & Boswell, J. (Submitted 2023, under review). Supporting Faculty Wellness During Times of Change. In M. Drinkwater & P. Deane (Eds.), The Bloomsbury Handbook of Context, Change, and Transformative Leadership in Higher Education. Bloomsbury.
  • Lysikatou, A. & Georgiadou, S. (2023). Resilience, Styles of Humor and Well-being in Greek Parents of Children with Disabilities. European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology.

Courses (Current Academic Year)

  • Family Assessment
  • Introduction to Family Therapy
  • Psychopathology
  • Systems and Symptoms (Trauma course)
  • Practicum
  • Internship

Research Projects

Research and Grant Interests: 

  • Faculty wellness and systemic change in higher education
  • Family therapy student competencies and connection between application and theory in the classroom (building the future tamily therapist workforce)
  • Grants to build programs to teach systemic theory and foundational family therapy skills to medical professionals
  • Needs assessment
  • Surveys
  • Mixed methods studies

Awards and Accomplishments

  • Fulbright Scholarship 
  • International Peace Scholarship