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Lee Johnson


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Dr. Johnson grew up in Salt Lake City, UT and graduated from BYU with a BS in Family Science. He earned his M.S. degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Utah State University and a Ph.D. from Kansas State University. Since graduation he has worked at Friends University, University of Georgia and now BYU. He enjoys all types of bicycling and being outdoors.

Ph.D. in Family Studies and Human Services from Kansas State University, 1998
Master of Science in Family and Human Development from Utah State University, 1996
Bachelor of Science in Family Science from Brigham Young University, 1993

Research Interests:
Research interests focus emotional regulation and couple and family relationships in clinical settings with a specific focus on the relationship between physical exercise, improved sleep, and reduced stress on in therapy processes and outcomes; I also focus on daily processes in client's lives and the role of anxiety in relationships.

Best Article of the Year: Honorable Mention from Journal of Marital and Family Therapy,
Teaching Innovation Award from School of Family Life, Brigham Young University, 2017

Professional Affiliations:
Society for Psychotherapy Research

Recent Publications:

  • Johnson, L. N., Evans, L. M., Baucom. B. R. W., Whiting, J. B. (2020). Process Research: Methods for Examining Mechanisms of Change in Systemic Family Therapies.
  • In K. S. Wampler, R. B Miller, R. B. Seedall (Eds.), The handbook of systemic family therapy: The profession of systemic family therapy.
  • Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.Tambling, R. R., Johnson, L. N., Anderson, S. R., Mennenga, K., & Oka, M. (In press). A thematic analysis of between session activities of counseling clients. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy.
  • Johnson, L. N., & Baldwin, S. A. (2020). An introduction and illustration of Bayesian modeling in couple and family therapy research. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 46(4), 620–637.
  • Willis, K., Miller, R. B., Anderson, S., Bradford, A, Johnson, L. N., & Yorgason, J. B. (2020). Therapist effects on dropout in couple therapy: Findings from an MFT training program. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. DOI: 10.1111/jmft.12473
  • Bradford, A.B., Drean, L., Sandberg, J.G., & Johnson, L.N. (2019). They may disapprove, but I still love you: Attachment behaviors moderate the effect of social disapproval on marital relationship quality. Family Process. DOI: 10.1111/famp.12519
  • Banford Witting, A., Lambert, J., Johnson, L.N., Goodkin, C., & Wickrama, T. (2019). The Stigma of Widowhood in War and Disaster Affected Communities of Sri Lanka: Contextual Paths Between Trauma Exposure and Mental Health Distress. International Journal of Psychology. (DOI) 10.1002/ijop.12618 Anderson,
  • R. R., Banford-Witting, A., Tambling, R. B., Ketring, S. A., & Johnson, L. N. (2019). Pressure to attend therapy, dyadic adjustment, and adverse childhood experiences: Direct and indirect effects on the therapeutic alliance in couples therapy. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. (DOI) 10.1111/jmft.12394
  • Parady, A., Anderson, S. R., Bradford, A. B., & Johnson, L. N. (2019). Difference in therapeutic alliance: High-conflict co-parents vs regular couples. American Journal of Family Therapy, 46, 405-420. (DOI) 10.1080/01926187.2019.1570830