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Family, Consumer, and Human Development


Scot M. Allgood

Ph.D., Professor, Department Head

Email: scot.allgood@usu.edu
Location: Family Life 203
Office Phone: 797-1551


Ph.D. Brigham Young University Marriage and Family Therapy
M.S. Montana State University Marriage and Family Therapy
B.S. Weber State University Family Relations/Psychology


Department Head, Utah State University
Professor, Utah State University
Associate Professor, Utah State University
Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Utah State University
Private Practice
Assistant Professor, Auburn University
Family Therapist, Riverwood Psychiatric Hospital, Provo, Utah
Research Consultant, Geriatric Program, University of Utah

Courses Taught

I have taught undergraduate classes in marriage and family therapy, family crisis, theories of human development, courtship and marriage, family structure, and interpersonal skills. Graduate courses taught include sex therapy, assessment, ethics and professional issues, family therapy practicum, family therapy theory, seminar in family relations, and family life education.

Research Interests

My main research interests are in the area of marital issues, marriage and family therapy process, and assessment of dysfunction. The following will give an idea of topics in each area:

Marital/Family Issues

psychoeducation groups for adoptive parents
sources and accuracy of information given to engaged couples
rituals that promote intimacy and closeness in marriage and family


rituals and marital satisfaction
marital history interviews and prediction of divorce
teacher effectiveness in family life education
competency training in marriage and family therapy