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Adler Doctoral Students
 Take Third Place in
 Ethics Competition 09.13.16
Adler Doctoral Students
Take Third Place in
Ethics Competition

Three Adler University students in the Doctor of Couple and Family Therapy program took third place in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) 2016 Student Ethics Competition. Ninfa Martinez-Aguilar, Alexandra Zaikova, and Saba Montazerian formed the third-ranked team—one of ten representing doctoral programs across the country.

Each group was given a hypothetical scenario and tasked with submitting an essay that identified as many ethical issues as possible and provided solutions to them.

The AAMFT competition was a pilot program designed to encourage students to foster an interest in ethics issues and enhance their ability to analyze and respond to the various ethics issues they are likely to encounter throughout their careers.

Those interested in competing in 2017 can request information by emailing

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Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952, it enrolls more than 1,400 students in master’s and doctoral programs for social change through its campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, as well as an Online Campus. Adler University’s mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities and advancing social justice.