• David Yells

    David Yells - Keynote Speaker

    David Yells has served as Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah Valley University since 2008. He received a Ph.D. In Developmental Psychobiology from the University of Nebraska in 1995. His teaching and research interests include Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology. He has lived in Utah since 1999 when he began work at UVU as a faculty member in Behavioral Science.

  • Anna Bangerter

    Anna Bangerter graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Psychology. During her years of study, she conducted research in top down/bottom up processing and social conformity and served as a teaching assistance for Psychopharmacology. She's currently preparing to further her education by pursuing an advanced degree in Clinical Psychology.

  • Matt R. Buckley

    Matt R. Buckley is a Utah Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a board approved clinical supervisor in Mississippi and Arkansas where he acts as a clinical supervisor for other professional counselors and counselors-in-training who seek licensure; the diversity of his professional practice includes counseling, consultation, supervision and teaching. In May 2013 He was trained by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) on how to train professionals on proper use of the DSM-5. Dr. Buckley is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC). He currently works as a counselor educator (core faculty) at Walden University and was the former program director for the M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program (2008 – 2013). He spent 15 years in Mississippi and was formerly employed as Division Chair and an Associate Professor of Counselor Education at Delta State University from 1997–2008.

  • Kris Doty

    Kris Doty

    Kris Doty is a graduate of Utah Valley University, with a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science. She earned a Master of Social Work degree from BYU and a doctoral degree in social work from the University of Utah. Kris is a licensed clinical social worker with a specialty in crisis intervention. Her practice experience includes working in the emergency room at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, and conducting individual and group therapy at a residential treatment facility, volunteering as a disaster mental health worker with the American Red Cross. Kris is the Behavioral Science Department Chair and Director of the BSW Field Education program at UVU. She also maintains a small private practice. She has five children and three active grandsons.

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    William A. Erb

    Bill graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He continued on to receive his graduate degrees from Brigham Young University in counseling and school psychology. He is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a nationally certified counselor (NCC). Bill has worked for UVU for 14 years. He worked within Career and Academic Advising for 2 years then moved to Student Health Services mental health Unit. Bill became Sr. Director of Student Health Services in 2005. Occasionally, Bill teaches Abnormal Psychology or Group Psychotherapy for the Behavioral Science Department. Bill also runs a privet practice specializing in individual therapy, complicated grief, relationships and psychological assessment.

  • Elizabeth Fawcwtt

    Elizabeth Fawcett

    Elizabeth Fawcett, Ph.D. serves as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chair of the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Argosy University, Salt Lake City. In addition to her administrative work at Argosy University, Dr. Fawcett is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an AAMFT approved supervisor. Dr. Fawcett has published articles in several refereed journals on subject matter that includes meta-analytic evaluations of marriage and pre-marital education. Dr. Fawcett holds a PhD in Marriage, Family and Human Development as well as a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University.

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    Russell Gaede 

    Dr. Russ Gaede holds a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, a post-master's certificate in marriage and family therapy, and a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. He is the Executive Director of Life Enhancement Center (www.lecutah.com), former chair of the Utah licensure board for Counselors, and has taught psychology classes at UVU. Dr. Gaede received the 2009 Professional Contributions to the Field award from the Utah Mental Health Counselor Association.

  • Laura Heaphy

    Laura Heaphy

    Dr. Laura Heaphy is currently a mental health therapist at Utah Valley University Student Health Services. She is originally from Ohio and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Ohio State University. She received a Master’s degree in 2009 and Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) in 2012 from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to coming to UVU Laura lived in South Florida and worked at a substance abuse treatment center, inpatient psychiatric hospital, and adult outpatient clinic. She also conducted learning disability assessments with school-age children. Her clinical interests include LGBT issues, depression and suicide prevention, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders.

  • Kent Hinkson

    Kent D. Hinkson, Jr.

    Kent D. Hinkson Jr. is a student at Utah Valley University in the Behavioral Science Department, studying both the fields of Social Work and Psychology with a minor in Spanish. His intimate experience and interest in PTSD was born when his mother and sister were killed when their vehicle was carjacked at gunpoint and the family was taken hostage while living in Saudi Arabia; this traumatic event spurred him to join the United States Marine Corps where he served as an interrogator/linguist in the United States Marine Corps, assigned to counter-terrorism units all over the globe before being medically retired with neurological damage in 2000. He has been training dogs for people suffering from PTSD since 2003. Kent is heavily involved with research not only with his own projects at Utah Valley University, but also with the Veterans Administration and as a research assistant for the National Center for Veteran Studies at the University of Utah.

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    Jack Jensen

    Jack L. Jensen Ed.D. is a licensed psychologist and currently the Director of Psychological Services at Utah Valley University. Dr. Jensen has been in professional practice over 38 years. Most of his work has been with college age students at UVU. He also maintains a part time private practice. He has worked with families, couples and individuals who struggle with a variety of emotional/behavioral problems that is impairing to their success in life.

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    Jason King

    Dr. Jason King holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision and a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. He is the Clinical Director of Life Enhancement Center (www.lecutah.com), the current chair of the Utah licensure board for Counselors, and has taught psychology classes at UVU. Dr. King received the 2011-2012 Mental Health Counselor of the Year award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

  • Marci Young

    Marci Young, M.A. is currently a mental health therapist pre-doctoral intern at Utah Valley University Student Health Services. She is originally from North Dakota and graduated with Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Utah. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is anticipating completing her Psy.D in clinical psychology in 2014 from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. Prior to coming to UVU Marci lived in Northern California and worked at a court/community high school, the Berkeley Cognitive Behavioral Therapy clinic, an adult outpatient clinic, and a community mental health day treatment facility for severely and persistently mentally ill adults. Her clinical interests include depression, anxiety disorders, male gender role conflict, and addiction.