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Faculty Name

Dave Robinson, PhD

Associate Professor and Director of MFT Programs


  435-797-7431

  dave.r@usu.edu


  FLC 105

  By Appointment Only

Bio

Dave Robinson, PhD, LMFT is the Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Utah State University. He worked for 14 years in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as a Behavioral Health Faculty Member. He is passionate about medical family therapy and really enjoys training students to work in medical settings. His research interests include collaborative health care, community-based participatory research, sex therapy, rural mental health, physician/patient relationships, and distance therapy. In his free time he enjoys skiing (water and snow), hiking, traveling and hanging out with his wife, Jamie, and five children.

Research Projects

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Collaborative Health Care/Medical Family Therapy

  • Students
  • Ryan Dunn (PhD, 2015)     
  • C. Rose (MS, 2015)  
  • Dolores Michael (MS, 2014)      
  • Daniel Felix (PhD, 2013)  
  • Mark Christiansen (PhD, 2009)    
  • Josh Hammonds (PhD, 2007)  
  • Jonathan Swinton (MS, 2007)    
  • Heath Grames (PhD, 2005)  
  • Blake Halliday (MS, 2005)  
  • Jody Thober (MS, 2002)  
  • Kathy Zanner (MS, 2002)  

Couple and Family Therapy

  • Students
  • Adam Jones (MS, 2016)    
  • Braden Brown MMFT (2016)    
  • David Zolman, MMFT (2016)    
  • Melissa Winger, MMFT (2016)
  • Allyson Evans, MMFT (2016)
  • Jacob Hunsaker, MMFT (2015)    
  • Julie Dymock, MMFT (2015)
  • Meg Lachmar (MS, 2015)
  • Lacey Haggan, MMFT (2015)
  • Nathan Taylor (MS, 2014)    
  • Carey Larson, MMFT (2014)
  • Cassandra Barker, MMFT (2014)
  • Ava Crump (MS, 2014)    
  • Joy Chavez (MS, 2014)
  • Adam Aaronson, MMFT (2014)    
  • Brian Beistline, MMFT (2013)    
  • Tenille Jensen, MMFT (2013)    
  • Kwin Willis, MMFT (2013)    
  • Cecilie Ott, MMFT (2013)
  • Clint Broadbent (MS, 2013)
  • Renee Pretorius (MS, 2004)
  • Kathy Johnson (MS, 2004)

Education

PhD, Brigham Young University (Marriage and Family Therapy), 1999

MS, University of Nebraska (Marriage and Family Therapy), 1996

BS, Brigham Young University (Psychology), 1994

Research Interests

My main research interests are community-based participatory research, rural mental health, medical family therapy, distance deliverer of mental health services.

USU Course Teachings

  • FCHD 5250, Addictions and the Family
  • FCHD 6310, Survey in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • FCHD 6330, Traditional Marriage and Family Therapy Practice
  • FCHD 6340, Contemporary Marriage and Family Therapy Practice
  • FCHD 6370, Assessment in Marital and Family Therapy
  • FCHD 6390, Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy