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Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Location: Family Life Center 207
Office Phone: 797.7433
Ph.D. Marriage and Family Therapy Michigan State University
M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy Brigham Young University
B. S. Psychology Brigham Young University
Assistant Professor, Utah State University
Private Practice MFT, Logan, Utah
Postdoctoral Fellow in Epidemiology, Michigan State University
Research Assistant, Michigan State University
Marriage and Family Therapist HCCRC, Kemmerer, Wyoming
Research Assistant, Brigham Young University
I have taught undergraduate classes in human development as well as marriage and family relationships. My graduate courses include practicum and survey of research methods in marriage and family therapy.
- Couple therapy process and change process research
- Adapting treatment to reduce dropout and improve therapeutic outcomes
- Intrapersonal and interpersonal characteristics that influence couple interaction and daily support processes.
- Interpersonal process and outcome assessment
- Couple and family dynamics involved in substance use initiation and cessation
- Relationship infidelity and the process of disclosure
- Relationship processes in families with child who has a cleft lip and palate.
Current Research Projects
Attachment and Emotional Experience during Couple Interaction
The Provision of Social Support during Couple Interaction
The Relationship Checkup
Attachment, Depression and Emotionally Focused Therapy
Family and Disability