Samantha "Sammie" Lancaster

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Ph.D Student in Human Development & Family Science, Couple and Family Therapy

McPhaul Center
202 Carlton St
Athens, GA 30602


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Florida State University 2023
Ed.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling Florida State University 2023
B.S. Psychology Florida State University 2021
B.A. German Florida State University 2021


I am a Graduate Research Assistant in the Human Development and Family Science department working under Dr. Liz Wieling. My research interests are geared toward individuals, couples and families affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder. Specifically, I aim to clinically seek how Exposure and Response Prevention (ExRP) for treating OCD can be used from a systemic lens. Broadly, I aim to evaluate relationship behaviors (coupled, family, interpersonal) and how they influence relationship outcomes in a clinical setting. I am further interested in LGBTQ+ psychopathology and working with diverse populations. 


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship University of Georgia 2023

Advisory Committee

Dr. Liz Wieling

Job Description

I am serving as a doctoral-level training therapist at UGA's ASPIRE Clinic that serves individuals, couples, and families under direct supervision of licensed clinicians in the Marriage and Family Therapy field. 

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