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Family, Consumer, and Human Development


Kay Bradford

Associate Professor

Email: k.bradford@usu.edu
Location: FCHDW 108
Office Phone: 797-5454

Research Projects

Couple and Relationship Education

  • Dr Kay Bradford
  • Jim Mock (Doctoral Student)
  • Dan Moen (Doctoral Student)
  • Stacey Huffaker (Masters Student)

*** Couples Revitalize Assessment Survey


BA, 1990, University of Utah, Music
MS, 1997, University of Maryland, College Park, Family Studies/MFT
PhD, 2002, Brigham Young University, Marriage, Family, & Human Development


Associate Professor, Utah State University
Associate Professor, University of Kentucky
Private Practice, Center for Relationships, Lexington, KY
Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky

Courses Taught

My undergraduate teaching includes classes in adolescence, parenting and child guidance, and research methods. My graduate teaching has included courses on family theories and research, family stress, ethics and professional issues, sex therapy, family therapy practicum, couples therapy, play therapy, and gender and ethnicity.

Research Interests

I conduct research primarily on couple processes, including conflict and its outcomes on child and adolescent well-being, readiness for change, and healthy couple processes. Some of the work I have been involved with include:

  • Community Healthy Marriage Initiatives:  Providing healthy relationship education to couples through community partners. The problem of intimate partner violence (IPV) is of particular interest.
  • Parenting and Parenting Education: Providing healthy parenting education to at-risk parents/caretakers and their children.
  • Adolescent Well-being: Investigation of adolescent outcomes relative to parenting and other family processes.\

I would welcome working with students who share my interest in the investigation of relationship processes among couples, and parenting processes as they relate to youth and child outcomes.