Faculty & Staff Profiles

Markie Blumer

Markie Blumer

Center for Applied Ethics Scholar, Associate Professor, Ph.D.
Human Development and Family Studies

Office: 342A Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: 715/232-2194
Email: blumerm@uwstout.edu

Website. http://uwstout.academia.edu/MarkieBlumer

Education

Ph.D. (2008) Human Development and Family Studies, Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy, Iowa State University

M.A. (2002) Marriage and Family Therapy, Emphasis in Sex Therapy, University of Louisiana at Monroe

M.Ed. (1998) Education, Specialization in Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University

B.S. (1996) Psychology, Minor in Criminal Justice, Northern Arizona University

Teaching Experience

University of Wisconsin-Stout (2013-present) - HDFS 225 Skills Training Individual/Family Interventions, MFT 752 Couples Therapy and Sex Therapy, MFT 793 Couples and Family Therapy Practicum I

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2009-2013) - MFT 225 Multicultural Issues in Families, MFT 350 Human Sexuality, MFT 499 Independent Study in Marriage and Family Therapy, MFT 725 Diversity in Marriage and Family Therapy, MFT 731 Substance Abuse in Marriage and Family Therapy, MFT 759 Family Dynamics, MFT 762 Assessment and Diagnosis in Marriage and Family Therapy, MFT 763 Family Systems Theory, MFT 773 Advanced Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy, MFT 776 Internship in Marriage and Family Therapy, MFT 781 Best Practices in Marriage and Family Therapy, MFT 756 Human Development, MFT 750 Marriage and Family Therapy Capstone Portfolio, MFT 749 Thesis, MFT 748 Marriage and Family Therapy Professional Paper

University of Alaska Anchorage (2006-2009) – PSY 111 General Psychology, PSY 150 Lifespan Development, PSY 345 Abnormal Psychology, PSY 368 Personality, PSY 499a Independent Research, PSY 499b Independent Study, PSY 665 Psychotherapy Practicum, PSY 611 Ethics and Professional Practice

Research Interests

  • Social justice concerns and practices with individuals, couples, and families whose sexual, gender, and relational orientations have been minoritized
  • Ecological and family sustainability and eco-therapy practices
  • Technology in clinical and supervisory practices, and couple and family technology
  • Professional mentoring relationships

Selected Publications:

  • Blumer, M. L. C., Ansara, Y. G., & Watson, C. M. (2013). Cisgenderism in family therapy: How everyday practices can delegitimize people's gender self-designations. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, 24(4).
  • Hertlein, K. M., Blumer, M. L. C., & Smith, J. M. (2013). Marriage and family therapists' use and comfort with online communication with clients. Contemporary Family Therapy, 35(3).
  • Blumer, M. L. C. (2013). Reader's Guide section, Chapter 7: Separation from adults. In A. Jealous. & C. Haskell (Eds.). Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief About Racism. Dulles, VA: Potomac Books.
  • Blumer, M. L. C. & Green, M. S., Thomte, N. L., & Green, P. (2013). Are we queer yet?: Addressing heterosexual and gender conforming privileges. In K. A. Case (Ed.). Deconstructing Privilege: Teaching and Learning as Allies in the Classroom (pp. 151-168). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Blumer, M. L. C., Hertlein, K. M., Smith, J. M., & Allen, H. (2013). How many bytes does it take? A content analysis of cyber issues in couple and family therapy journals. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 39(S3).
  • Cravens, J. D., Hertlein, K. M., & Blumer, M. L. C. (2013). Online mediums: Assessing and treating Internet issues in relationships. Family Therapy Magazine, 18-23.
  • Green, M. S., & Blumer, M. L. C. (2013). (In)visibility in lesbian and gay families: Managing the family closet. Family Therapy Magazine, 28-29.
  • Hertlein, K. M., & Blumer, M. L. C. (2013). The Couple and Family Technology Framework: Intimate Relationships in a Digital Age. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Blumer, M. L.C., Green, M. S., Knowles, S. J., & Williams, A. (2012). Shedding light on thirteen years of darkness: Content analysis of articles pertaining to transgender issues in Marriage/Couple and Family Therapy Journals. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 38(S2).
  • Blumer, M. L. C., & Hertlein, K. M. (2012). Addressing ambiguity in e-practice management: Family therapy and supervision in a digital age. Family Therapy Magazine, 16-18.
  • Blumer, M. L. C., Hertlein, K. M., & Fife, S. T. (2012). It's not easy becoming green: The role of family therapists in an eco-sustainability age. Contemporary Family Therapy, 34(1), 1-17.
  • Hertlein, K. M., & Blumer, M. L. C. (2012). Ecological family therapy: Finding our way home. Family Therapy Magazine, 28-29.
  • Blumer, M. L.C., & Murphy, M. J. (2011). Alaskan gay male's couple experiences of societal non-support: Coping through families of choice and therapeutic means. Contemporary Family Therapy, 33(2), 1-18.
  • Blumer, M. L. C., & Hertlein, K. M. (2011). "Twitter, and texting, and youtube, oh my!" MFT networking via new media. Family Therapy Magazine, 24-25.
  • Blumer, M. L.C. (2010). 'And action!' Teaching and learning through film. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy: An International Forum, 22(3), 225-235.
  • Blumer, M. L.C., Green, M. S., Compton, D., & Barrera, A. M. (2010). Reflections on becoming feminist therapists: Honoring our feminist mentors. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy: An International Forum, 22(1), 57-87.
  • Green, M. S., & Blumer, M. L. C. (March, 2010). Intergenerational feminist mentoring. National Council on Family Relations Report, FF55, F5-F8.
  • Green, M. S., Murphy, M. J., & Blumer, M. L. C. (2010). Marriage and family therapists' comfort working with lesbian and gay clients: The influence of religious practices and support for lesbian and gay human rights. Journal of Homosexuality, 57(10), 1-17.
  • Cheon, H., Blumer, M. L. C., Shih, A., Murphy, M. J., & Sato, M. (2009). The influence of supervisor and supervisee matching, role conflict, and supervisory relationship on supervisee satisfaction. Contemporary Family Therapy, 31(1), 52-67.
  • Green, M. S, Murphy, M. J., Blumer, M. L. C., & Palmanteer, D. (2009). Marriage and family therapists' comfort level working with gay and lesbian individuals, couples, and families. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 37, 159-168.
  • Blumer, M. L. C., & Barbachano, J. M. (2008). Valuing the gender-variant therapist: Therapeutic experiences, tools, and implications of a female-to-male trans-variant clinician. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy: An International Forum, 20(1), 46-65.
  • Blumer, M. L. C. (2007). Chapter 15: Web of entanglements. In D. Viers (Ed.) The Group Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Psychotherapy (pp. 103-111). Binghamton, NY:Haworth Press.
  • Blumer, M. L. C., Green, M. S., Murphy, M. J., & Palmanteer, D. (2007). Creating a collaborative research team: Feminist reflections. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy: An International Forum, 19(1), 41-55.
  • Twist, M. (2006). A response to the Babies and Bosses Report: The effects of policy on therapy and the influence of therapists on politics. In A. M. Prouty (Ed.) The Politics of the Personal in Feminist Family Therapy: International Examinations of Family Policy (pp. 67-78). Binghamton, NY:Haworth Press.
  • Twist, M., Murphy, M. J., Green, M. S., & Palmanteer, D. (2006). Therapist support of gay and lesbian human rights. Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 21(2), 107-113.
  • Green, M. S., & Twist, M. (June, 2005). The importance of self-awareness for practitioners working with gay- and lesbian-headed families. National Council on Family Relations Family Report, FF26, F19-F20.

Professional Organizations

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Minority Fellowship Program
  • Delta Kappa, The International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society
  • International Family Therapy Association
  • National Council on Family Relations 

Clinical Experience

  • Family therapy supervision (2013-present), Clinical Services Center, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, University of Wisconsin-Stout.
  • Family therapy supervision and co-therapy, and intermittent responsibilities as clinical director (2009-2013), Center for Individual, Couple, and Family Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
  • Psychotherapy supervision and co-therapy (2009), Psychological Services center, Psychology Department, University of Alaska Anchorage.
  • Marriage and family therapy intern (2003-2006), Youth & Shelter Services, Inc. Ames and Boone, Iowa.
  • Marriage and family therapy intern (2003-2006), Couples and Family Therapy Clinic, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Iowa State University.
  • Clinician and case manager supervisor (2003). Permanent Housing Program, Anchorage Community Mental Health Services, Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Program counselor (2001-2003), Center for Drug Problems, Narcotic Drug Treatment Center, Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Marriage and family therapy intern (2000-2001), Marriage and Family Therapy Center, University of Louisiana at Monroe.
  • Marriage and family therapy intern (2000-2001), AIDS Outreach Program, GO CARE: Northern Louisiana.
  • Marriage and family therapy intern (2000-2001), Swartz Elementary School, Monroe, Louisiana.