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 is the Sr. Director of Student Health Services at UVU. On occasion Bill teaches abnormal psychology and group psychotherapy classes for the behavioral science department. He also runs a private practice specializing in individual therapy, complicated grief, and psychological assessment.
Although eclectic in theoretical perspective Bill gravitates to the Cognitive techniques and Existential-Humanistic theories.
I echo the perspectives given by A.W.A.R.E. in that, I believe education to be defined as a process of training and development of a person's mind, character, skills, and abilities whereby an individual can distinguish between right and wrong, think and act rationally and therefore be responsible for his/her individual behavior.(A.W.A.R.E. Oakland, California)
As such, within this world of learning there are those in the student body that can not fully engage in this most important opportunity. As a therapist and teacher I am privileged to impact the above process in two personally meaningful ways.
One, I can assist those who are not engaging in their education to a level where their mental health will support the pursuit of knowledge and personal advancement. It has been my experience and the observation of developmentalists such as Maslow that without meeting basal needs within the individual such as safety, belonging, and affiliation the higher pursuit of knowledge is held as irrelevant to the individual. It is my goal to promote change and choice at these foundational levels and to thereby promote the embracing of learning within the individual.
Two, I can interact with the students of UVU in meaningful interchange within the classroom and thereby promote the future of my field and this institution in a constructive and meaningful way.
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Board Certified Counselor