Megan Story Chavez

Faculty Member

Megan (she/hers/her) Story Chavez


Megan Story Chavez received her MS from BYU and Ph.D. from Texas Tech University both in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy. She completed a doctoral fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has focused both her clinical work and research on utilizing the biopsychosocial-spiritual framework, as well as using Solution Focused Brief Therapy in couple and family therapy. Megan grew up in Utah county and did her undergraduate education at UVU in the behavioral science department. She is happy to be back as an educator in a community that she cares so much about.


Ph D, Texas Tech University, 2019

Major: Couple and Family Therapy

MS, Brigham Young University, 2016

Major: Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy

BS, Utah Valley University, 2014

Major: Behavioral Science, Family Studies


FAMS 4670

Family Dynamics and Systems, Fall 2022

MFT 6230

Family Therapy, Fall 2022

MFT 693R

Practicum III, Fall 2022

MFT 6000

Systemic Foundations of Marriage and Family Therapy, Fall 2022

MFT 6510

Contemporary Issues in MFT, Summer 2022

MFT 6920

Practicum II, Summer 2022

MFT 6400

Research in Marriage and Family Therapy, Summer 2022

MFT 6320

Adult Issues in Human Development, Spring 2022

MFT 6010

Contemporary Approaches to MFT, Spring 2022

FAMS 2705

Ethics for Family Interventions WE, Spring 2022

MFT 6940

Practicum IV, Spring 2022


Story Chavez, Megan (she/hers/her) (Presenter & Author), Re-connection Across Diferences, "Reconnection Across Spiritual Differences", Utah Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, St. George Utah. (October 20, 2022)
Story Chavez, Megan , Ewell, Brendan , Marchant, Melissa , Yeung, Thomas , UAMFT Spring Conference_ Discourse in Differences, "Mixed-Faith Couples_ Using Research and Evidenced Based Practice to Inform Clinical Work", Utah Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Salt Lake City, Utah. (May, 2022)
Story Chavez, Megan , Story, Colton , Utah Conference for Undergraduate Research (UCUR), "The Intersectionality of Black and LGBTQ Rights Movements_ How the 2020 BLM Movement Impacted the LGBTQ Community", UCUR, St. George, Utah. (February, 2022)
Story Chavez, Megan , Handley, Valerie , TAMFT 2021 Conference_ Standing in Solidarity Confronting the Uncomfortable, "Intersectionality for LGBTQ+ and Black Individuals", Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Texas. (January, 2021)
Story Chavez, Megan , Handley, Valerie , SFBTA Online Conference 2020_ Putting Differences to Work, "What Works in SFBT Supervision", Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association, Las Vegas, Nevada . (November, 2020)
Story Chavez, Megan , Online Teaching and Learning Conference, "Collegiate Mental Health_ What You Need to Know About Your Students’ Mental Health", Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho. (November 20, 2020)

Scholarly/Creative Works

Notice, Maxine , Caspari, Jennifer Harsh, Story Chavez, Megan , (2022) "Incorporating behavioral health providers onto inpatient medical teams_ A feasibility study" (vol. 8). Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Setting (JOCS).
Milstead, Kaitlyn , Story Chavez, Megan (she/hers/her) , Pickens, Jaclyn Cravens, Morrow, Ebony , (2022) "The relationship between eating disorder and the narrative self_ An intimate partner violence comparison" . Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy.
Turns, Brie , Jordan, Sara , Dansby, Rachel , Story Chavez, Megan , (2022) "A multiple case study examining the solution-focused brief therapy experiences of couples raising children with ASD" (vol. 33). International Journal of Systemic Therapy.
Handley, Valerie , Turns, Brie , Story Chavez, Megan , Jordan, Sara , (2020) "SFBCT for Couples Raising a Child with Autism_ A Grounded Theory Study" (Issue: 2, vol. 32). International Journal of Systemic Therapy.
Zielinski, Mazie , Bradshaw, Spencer , Mullett, Natira , Hawkins, Lindsey , Story Chavez, Megan , (2019) "Codependency and prefrontal cortex functioning_ Preliminary examination of substance use disorder impacted family members" .
Turns, Brie , Handley, Valerie , Story Chavez, Megan , Hertlein, Kat , (2019) "Identifying and enhancing meaningful relationships for individuals with ASD_ The socially playful genogram" .