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The Counseling Psychology program core faculty include full-time faculty from the Department of Counseling Psychology and Special Education and assigned faculty from the BYU Counseling and Career Center who hold a joint appointment with CPSE. Other licensed psychologists from campus and the community teach specialty classes as appropriate.

Full-time PhD Core Faculty - CPSE

Allen, G. E. Kawika, PhD, University of Missouri, 2011. Associate Professor. Multicultural psychology, counseling/psychotherapy process and outcome, religiosity/spirituality, psychological well-being/adjustment, specifically among Polynesians. (

Fischer, Lane, PhD, University of Minnesota, 1991. Associate Professor. Adoption and foster care, school psychology, child and adolescent psychotherapy, ethics in counseling psychology. (

Gabrielsen, Terisa P., PhD, University of Utah, 2012. Associate Professor. School Psychology Core Faculty. Autism, ADHD, interdisciplinary assessment and intervention, health care and education, gifted education. (

Jackson, Aaron P., PhD, University of Missouri, 1993. Associate Professor and Director of Training. Career development of Native Americans, counseling philosophy and theory. (

Smith, Timothy B., PhD, Utah State University, 1997. Professor. Family psychology, human trafficking prevention, faith and spirituality, social and health psychology, quality relationships. (

Young, Ellie L., PhD, University of South Florida, 2001. Associate Professor. Gender issues in education, self-concept, middle school education. (

Joint Appointment Clinical Faculty - CPSE & CaPS

Fisher, Adam, PhD, Indiana University, 2015. Assistant Clinical Professor and Psychologist, SDS. Sex therapy, couple therapy, premarital and relationship education, spirituality, parenting, supervision. (

Hansen, Kristina, PhD, Brigham Young University, 2012. Associate Clinical Professor, SDS. Individual and group psychotherapy, identity development, anxiety and depression, women's issues, diversity and multicultural issues, training and supervision. (

Nielsen, Lars, PhD, University of Washington, 1984. Clinical Professor and Psychologist, SDS. Individual and group psychotherapy, training and supervision, teaching, psychological and neuropsychological assessment teaching. (