Sesen Negash, Ph.D., LMFT

Sesen Negash
  • Associate Professor & Director, MFT Program
  • Counseling and School Psychology


Dr. Sesen Negash earned her PhD in MFT from Florida State University and her MA in child development and family studies with an emphasis is MFT from Purdue University Calumet.

  • Personal Interests

  • Woodwork, ceramics, and frequenting coffee shops.
  • English
  • Tigrinya
  • Recent Selected Journal Publications:

  • Van Ness Sheppard, N., Miller, M., Negash, S., & Morgan, M. (2017). Embracing our eroticism: A foucauldian discourse analysis of women's eroticism. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1080/08952833.2017.1245062
  • Negash, S., Veldorale-Brogan, A., Kimber, S. & Fincham F. D. (2016). Predictors of extradyadic sex among young adults in heterosexual relationships: A multivariate approach. Sexual and Relationship Therapy. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1080/14681994.2016.1219334
  • Graham, S. M., Negash, S., Lambert, N. M., & Fincham, F. D. (2016). Problem drinking and extradyadic sex in young adult romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 35, 152-170. 
  • Negash, S., & Morgan, M. L. (2016). A family affair: Examining the impact of parental infidelity on children using a structural family therapy framework. Contemporary Family Therapy, 38, 198-209.  doi: 10.1007/s10591-015-9364-4
  • Negash, S., Nalbone, D. P., Woods, S., Wetchler, J. L., & Fontaine, K. L. (2015). Intimacy in the midst of caregiving: Examining relationship and sexual satisfaction of parents raising children with special needs. Journal of Family Psychotherapy. 26, 190-209. doi:10.1080/08975353.2015.1067532
  • Negash, S., Van Ness Sheppard, N., Lambert, N.M., & Fincham, F. D. (2015). Trading later rewards for current pleasure: Pornography consumption and delay discounting.  Journal of Sex Research. 53, 689-700. doi:10.1080/00224499.2015.1025123
  • Negash, S., Cui, M., Fincham F. D., & Pasley, K. (2014). Extradyadic involvement and relationship dissolution in heterosexual women university students. Archives of Sexual  Behavior, 43, 531-539. doi: 10.1007/s10508-013-0213-y
  • Dr. Negash’s program of research examines:
  • the interpersonal implications of certain sexual behaviors (i.e., pornography, cybersex, and sexual/emotional infidelity) on monogamous dating relationships;
  • the health implications of at risk-sexual behaviors for monogamous couples;
  • romantic relationships among previously incarcerated men and their partners;
  • and access to therapy among immigrants/refugees couples.
  • Volunteer, International Refugee Committee and Volunteers of America
  • Board Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy-California
  • Member, National Council on Family Relations
  • Member, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.

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