David Servino, PhD

Full Professor, SSBS/MFS

David Servino, PhD

Areas of Expertise:

  • Couple therapy
  • addictions
  • PTSD
  • military families
  • parenting


  • Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Texas Tech University 2011, Lubbock TX
  • M.A. in Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut 2007, Storrs CT
  • B.S. in Psychology, Brigham Young University 2005, Provo UT


  • Factors that contribute to successful completion of a transitional aftercare substance abuse program for federal probationers

Certifications and /or licenses:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #201260
  • AAMFT and Texas Approved Supervisor

Selected Publications:

  • Smith, D. B., Whiting, J. B., Karakurt, G., Oka, M. and Servino, D. (2012). The self-assessment of future events scale (SAFE): Assessing perceptions of risk for future violence in intimate partner relationships. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 39(3), 314-329. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2012.00319.x
  • Servino, D., Smith, D. B., Porter, R. D., & Brown, M. D. (2011). Perceptions of safety in intimate relationships: Group differences based on gender and setting. Journal of Family Violence, 26(6), 431-438.

Professional Experience:

  • Faculty at Northcentral University, October 2013 – present
  • Marriage and Family Therapist: Private Practice, July 2014 – June 2019
  • Family Counselor: Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center, November 2011 – April 2014
  • Family Therapist: The Ranch at Dove Tree, June 2010 – October 2011