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Roy Bean

Program Director/Associate Professor

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Roy A Bean, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Marriage and Family Therapy, School of Family Life, Brigham Young University. Author of three books, multiple book chapters and over fifty-five peer-reviewed journal articles. Past professional service includes serving as program director (BYU and Texas Tech University), President of the Lubbock Chapter of TAMFT and working in Ohio as both an elections committee member and as a board member. Research interests include: culturally-competent therapy with ethnically diverse families, parent-adolescent relationships in Latino and African American families. Clinical interests include: internalized problems among adolescents and their parents, and couples therapy with everything other than "just communication problems."
In his spare time Roy enjoys hiking, backpacking, and Jazz basketball.

Ph.D., Marriage and Family Therapy, Brigham Young University, 1997
M. S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Brigham Young University, 1995
B.A., Sociology, University of Utah, 1992

Research Interests:
Parent-adolescent interactions, ethnically diverse families, culturally competent therapy for Latinx.

Professional Affiliations:
Clinical Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Recent Publications:

  • Hawkins, J. M., Bean, R. A., Smith, T. B., & Sandberg, J. G. (in press, co-first authors). Representation of race and ethnicity in counseling and counseling psychology journals: A content analysis. The Counseling Psychologist.
  • Pereyra, S. B., Bean, R. A., Ruiz, J., & Velasco, B. (2020). The impact of parents and teachers on externalizing behavior among Latino/a adolescents via academic achievement: Combining the mental health and educational perspective. The Family Journal, DOI:
  • Smithee, L. C., Bean, R. A., Limb, G. E., & Holmes, E. K. (2020). Status report for the field of social work: A content analysis of its racial/ethnic/cultural-focused research. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work: Innovation in Theory, Research & Practice.
  • Pereyra, S. B., Bean, R. A., Yorgason, J. B., Sandberg, J. G., Miller, R. B., & Lee, C-T. (2019). Longitudinal study of externalizing behaviors in Latino adolescents: An examination of parenting and educational factors. Children and Youth Services Review. (10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104513)
  • Smithee, L.C., Sumner, B.W., & Bean, R.A. (2018). Non-suicidal self-injury among sexual minority youth: An etiological and treatment overview. Children and Youth Services Review, 96, 212-219. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.11.055
  • Bean, R. A. & Dupree, J. W. (equal co-authors, 2018). Evaluating scholarship productivity in COAMFTE-accredited doctoral programs: An update. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. (doi: 10.1111/jmft.12318)
  • Bean, R. A., Davis, S., & Davey, M. P. (Eds.) (2014). Clinical supervision activities for increasing competence and self-awareness. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley and Sons.
  • Harris, S. M., & Bean, R. A. (2012). Seven letters that will bring you closer to your college student. Provo, UT: Y Mountain Press.
  • Harris, S. M., Ivey, D. C., & Bean, R. A. (Eds.) (2005). A practice that works: Alternatives and supplemental strategies to your stand-alone therapy practice. New York, NY: Brunner-Routledge.