Current MFT Faculty

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Shayne Anderson

Associate Professor
Marriage and Family Therapy
262 TLRB
(801) 422-6416 
shayne_anderson@byu.edu

Research Interests:
My research focuses on understanding the change process in couple and family therapy. In particular, I am interested in understanding common predictors and mediators of change across different models of therapy.

Lauren Barnes

Clinical Director
Assistant Professor
Marriage and Family Therapy
274 TLRB
(801) 422-3889
lauren_barnes@byu.edu

Research Interests :
Cultural, familial, and other systematic influences on body image and eating disorders, women’s issues such as body image, eating disorders, reproductive issues and relationship.

NOTE: Dr. Barnes is not currently advising graduate students due to her role as Clinical Director.

Roy Bean

Associate Professor
Marriage and Family Therapy
257 TLRB
(801) 422-2349
roy_bean@byu.edu

Research Interests
Parent-adolescent relationships in ethnically diverse families, cultural competence with Latino Families in therapy, cultural competence with African American Families in therapy.

Angela Bradford

Assistant Professor
Marriage and Family Therapy
239 TLRB
(801) 422-1575 
angela_bradford@byu.edu

Research Interests :
Effectiveness and moderators of change in couple interactions; mechanisms of change in intervention; emotional regulation in couple therapy.

Lee Johnson

Associate Professor
Marriage and Family Therapy
240 TLRB
(801) 422-4537
lee_johnson@byu.edu

Research Interests :
Examining the relationship between physical exercise, improved sleep, and reduced stress on marital and family therapy outcomes; emotional regulation process in clinical couples and families; and the therapy alliance.

Rick Miller

Professor
Family Studies
256 TLRB
(801) 422-2860
rick_miller@byu.edu

Research Interests :
Marital relationships over the life course, aging families, multi-cultural families.

Jonathan Sandberg

Program Director
Professor
Marriage and Family Therapy
266 TLRB
(801) 422-6512 
jonathan_sandberg@byu.edu

Research Interests :
Couples, attachment behaviors, and health; multicultural families, and therapy.

Jason Whiting

Professor
Marriage and Family Therapy
264 TLRB
(801) 422-0163 
jason.whiting@byu.edu

  Research Interests :
Couple conflict, including abuse, control, and  deception . Mindfulness, wellness, MFT theory, and qualitative inquiry.
Alyssa Banford Witting

Alyssa Banford Witting

Associate Professor 
Marriage and Family Therapy 
258 TLRB 
(801) 422-6767
alyssa_banfordwitting@byu.edu

 

Research Interests :
My area of research is generally focused in trauma symptom intervention. I am interested in understanding how contextual and cultural factors relate to the maintenance of distress in mass trauma; my research in this area has focused on war and disaster exposed women in Sri Lanka. I am also interested in studying clinical processes related to traumatic symptom reduction and furthering our understanding of how various therapeutic factors and techniques can be shaped to reduce the social, physiological and psychological distress resulting from traumatic exposure.

 

 

Adjunct MFT Faculty

 

Lexie Daley, LMFT

 

Courses Taught:

MFT 663: Individuals & Families Over the Life Course

MFT 655R: Intermediate Practicum

Dr. Lexie Daley received her masters and doctoral degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University. She received specialized training in child trauma issues and family play therapy at the Gil Institute for Trauma and Recovery with Dr. Eliana Gil. While there, she also received training in sand tray therapy and art therapy. Dr. Daley currently has her own private practice,  Sandcastle Family Counseling , in Holladay, UT.

 

Anthony Hughes, LMFT

 

Courses Taught:

MFT 645: Analysis and Treatment of Human Sexual Development

MFT 655R: Intermediate Practicum

Dr. Anthony Hughes is a licensed marriage and family therapist and AAMFT approved supervisor in the state of Utah with a Ph.D. from Brigham Young University. In addition to owning and operating  Covenant Sex Therapy , Dr. Hughes is an adjunct faculty teaching courses for graduate students at BYU and Argosy university focused on honing clinical skills and sex therapy. He has worked for many counseling centers in the Utah and Salt Lake county area, including LDS Family Services. He has presented at state and national conferences, taught sex therapy at BYU, supervised other therapists working with clients presenting with sexual issues, taught CEU courses, guest lectured at different universities, and worked with many clients struggling with sexual matters. Dr. Hughes is a member of both local (Utah Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; UAMFT) and national (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; AAMFT) professional associations. Dr. Hughes has received certification for participating in a Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) training in Boulder Colorado.

Lori Schade, LMFT

Courses Taught:

MFT 655R: Intermediate Practicum

MFT 755R: Advanced Doctoral Practicum

Dr. Lori Schade has been involved in the profession and practice of marriage and family therapy since 1989, having earned a master’s degree from BYU in 1992 and a PhD from BYU in 2013. Lori has an extensive range and depth of experience in clinical practice, teaching and research. She is a Certified Supervisor in emotionally focused couples therapy as well as an AAMFT approved clinical supervisor. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as a book chapter for clinical supervision. Dr. Schade currently has her own private practice,  Compassionate Connections Counseling , in American Fork, UT.

Garret Roundy, LMFT

Courses Taught:

MFT 655R: Intermediate Practicum

 Dr. Garret Roundy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He earned an M.S. and Ph.D. from BYU in Marriage and Family Therapy. His training includes treating children, teens, and adults for various issues within the format of individual, couple, and family therapy. Garret has developed a specialization in the treatment of anxiety and trauma-related disorders through studying scientific research and completing advanced clinical trainings. He has also presented on these topics in professional and community settings. For those struggling with anxiety or dealing with difficult experiences, Garret addresses the root of the problem, guiding clients through self-led change to transform chaos or rigidity into balance, harmony, and peace, both inside and out. To flexibly provide clients with research-based treatment, his approach integrates interpersonal neurobiology, family systems, internal family systems, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, experiential, attachment, emotion-focused, and EMDR therapies. A native of Cottonwood Heights, Utah, Garret loves mountains, clouds, photography, spending time with his wife and family, and eating cheese! Se fala Português y se habla Español. Dr. Roundy works at  Provo Center for Couples and Families .

Kayla Mennenga, LMFT

Courses Taught: 

 

Dr. Kayla Mennenga, originally from Waco, Texas, received her Masters degree from Abilene Christian University and her Doctorate degree from Brigham Young University, both in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). She is currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Utah. She has focused her research, training, and clinical practice on emotion regulation and the relationship between the physiology of the body and relationships and is interested in the impact of exercise and sleep as an avenue of change. She helps individuals, couples, and families navigate connection, change, and life situations increasing the ability for individuals to connect on a more holistic level as the ability to emotionally regulate more effectively increases. Kayla is an avid board game player and loves spending time in the mountains and staying active.

Allied Faculty

 
Allied Faculty are scholars in the School of Family Life that are available as research mentors and thesis/dissertation advisors. A student's admission to the program is determined by MFT core faculty, though admitted students may choose or be assigned to an allied faculty member. These assignments are typically determined once a student is admitted to the program. For a full list of faculty and allied faculty, please visit the  School of Family Life Faculty Directory .
 
 

Emeritus Faculty


Russ Crane

Professor
Marriage and Family Therapy
russ_crane@byu.edu

Research Interests :
Medical Family Therapy, families and health, international developments in family therapy, international collaborations on assessment research for the “Systemic Clinical Outcome and Routine Evaluation (SCORE-15) Assessment for Family Functioning and Change” developed in the United Kingdom, it is available in 15 languages and is being used or developed in about 13 different countries including Europe and in China. This research is the first implementation of this instrument in the United States. The cost effectiveness of the profession and practice of marriage and family therapy.

Jim Harper

Professor
Marriage and Family Therapy
james_harper@byu.edu

Research Interests :
Marital and family process, shame and family process, aging marriages and family relationships, assessing family rules, therapy process research.

Jeff Larson

Professor
Marriage and Family Therapy
jeffry_larson@byu.edu

Research Interests :
Preparation for marriage, premarital predictors of marital satisfaction, couple interaction patterns and assessment.