Chapman’s M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy program has a well-established reputation for turning out some of the finest clinicians and leaders in the MFT field. Our students are continuously recognized by national associations for their innovation and academic excellence and this year is no exception. We are thrilled to announce that MFT student, Joshua Brisman is a recipient of the AAMFT Minority Fellowship. This national fellowship is very prestigious and competitive. Recipients receive training and mentorship in the field of MFT in order to improve service delivery and access to mental health services in under served communities. Recipients also receive scholarship funds to be put towards their tuition costs.


Joshua shares, “One of my favorite quotes is, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” This award means that I am taking steps in the right direction to give back to my community and continue to show myself and others that anything is possible with belief, hard work, and sacrifice.”  When asked about upcoming plans for the future, Joshua said, “I am working on an autobiographical book and, hopefully, a TV series or movie about my life. After graduation, I plan on becoming a sports psychologist, working with athletes to increase performance by constructively dealing with the obstacles life throws their way. Becoming a licensed marriage and family therapist is also in my future plans.”

Joshua Brisman looking at a beautiful view

On behalf of everyone at Crean College, we congratulate Joshua on this wonderful achievement!