Editor: Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal
Former Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy 

Brigham Young University


Director of the Comprehensive Clinic 2008-2011

Director of the Family Studies Center and Associate Director for Research, School of Family Life 2000-2006

Director for Marriage and Family Therapy Programs 1985-1995
Professional Organization Service:


  • Cumulative Contribution to Marriage and Family Therapy Research Award (2007)
  • Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE) 2000-2006, Chair, 2006
  • Fellow (1987), Approved Supervisor and Clinical Fellow
  • Member of the Steering Committee, Clinical Competencies Task Force
  • Member of the Steering Committee for the AAMFT Research and Education Foundation
  • Utah Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Former Chair, Family Therapy Section, National Council on Family Relations
Of Interest:
  • Specializes in training doctoral students who wish to become professors and masters students to enter doctoral programs
  • Twelve of his former doctoral students are in academic positions in the United States
  • Twenty of his masters students have gone on to doctoral programs. Five took positions as professors after their doctoral programs
  • Three doctoral graduate students have earned AAMFT Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation annual awards
  • Current research focus: Families, health, and the influence of marital and family therapy on health care costs