Dr. Cindy Silitsky
Associate Professor Social Sciences & Counseling
PhD, Nova Southeastern University; MSW, Barry University; BA, Florida Atlantic University
Phone: 305-628-6907
Office: Mimi Dooner Hall, Room 217-E

Dr. Cindy Silitsky is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in the state of Florida, practicing in the community for over 20 years, specializing in couples therapy, grief and loss, and medical family therapy. She is a state approved supervisor for MFT and MHC, and an AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists) Approved Supervisor Candidate. Dr. Silitsky is a Clinical Fellow of AAMFT. She is currently an Associate Professor and has taught at STU for 13 years. She is the Director of the program’s self study for accreditation and will begin directing the marriage and family therapy graduate program in January of 2016. Dr. Silitsky has participated in the Graduate Study Abroad program in Europe; prior to her position at STU, she taught internationally in Jamaica and the Bahamas. Her research interests include gender in couples therapy, service learning, grief/loss, and the study of systems theory.

  • Silitsky, C., & Treadwell, L.T. (2006). Integrating and enhancing mental health courses through service learning: A case study. In MS. Giannakaki, G.T Papanikos, Y. Pozios, and J.K. Richards (Eds). Research on Education (pp. 813-828). Athens, GR: Atiner Institute for Education and Research.
  • Silitsky, C., & Jones, S. G. (2005). Mothers’ Voices: Enhancing mother-child communication for HIV prevention. Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children and Youth, 6 (2), 33-46.
  • Silitsky, C. & Treadwell, L. (2006). Integrating and enhancing mental health courses through service learning: A case study. Presented at The 8’th International Conference on Education; Area of Psychology, Athens, Greece, May 2006.
  • Silitsky, C., Sierra, J., & Kendrick, L. (2005, October). Six Minute Relationships: Research on ‘Speed-dating'. Presented poster session at American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO., October 2005.
  • Jones, S.G., & Silitsky, C. (2004). Culturally diverse mothers’ experiences talking with their children about HIV/AIDS. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 11 (2), 58-64.
  • Silitsky, C.A. (2000). Men in couples’ therapy: A qualitative study. Unpublished doctoral Dissertation. (UMI 2000, Bell & Howell Information and Learning, Microfilm No. 99-64920.)