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About Staci Born

Staci Born, EdD, LMFT, RPT – Dr. Born is a licensed marriage and family therapist, play therapist supervisor, and assistant professor at SDSU. She completed her doctorate in Counselor Education & Supervision at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Prior to entering academia, she was in clinical practice working with children, families, and adults. Here, she provided treatment for a diverse range of clinical presentations, emphasized by survivors of trauma and abuse, early childhood mental health, and support for women experiencing infertility. 

Dr. Born is an Adverse Childhood Experiences fellow for the state of South Dakota, providing information and training on the impact of trauma on sequential brain development to community members and professionals. Additionally in 2018, Drs. Born and Carotta were awarded a 5-year $2.2M SAMHSA grant to improve early childhood mental health across South Dakota. They will be working in partnership with Southeastern Behavioral Health in Sioux Falls as well as Inter-Lakes Head Start.

Positions

Present Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University Department of Counseling and Human Development
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present American Counseling Association, Member
2017 - Present North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Member
2017 - Present South Dakota Counseling Association, Member
2016 - Present Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Member
2015 - Present Association for Play Therapy, Member
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Education

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2015 Ph.D., Minnesota State University, Mankato
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2011 M.S., Minnesota State University, Mankato
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2006 B.A., Minnesota State University, Mankato
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