174: Group Therapy Dealing with Sexual Concerns at BYU

Natasha is joined by BYU Faculty Members and Therapists  Dr. Marty Erickson, Ph.D. and Dr. Michael Buxton Ph.D.  They discuss the group therapy they do at BYU for students surrounding sexual concerns. The program follows the “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” (ACT).   CAPS, the department of counseling,  is available for students and they stress confidentiality. In this episode they talk about the evolution of the therapy, what a group sessions looks like and how they’ve seen the results.

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Dr. Erickson is a part time faculty member at BYU and is the president of the Mormon Mental Health Association. He received his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Iowa State University. In addition to his work at BYU  Dr. Erickson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist at Alliance Behavior Psychology in Orem. UT

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Dr. Buxton is a full time faculty member at BYU with Ph.D. in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia.

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Natasha Helfer Parker runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions and writes at The Mormon Therapist for Patheos: Hosting the Conversation of Faith. She also hosts the popular podcasts, Mormon Mental Health & Mormon Sex Info and creates the sex educational resource, Sex Talk with Natasha.

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