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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.
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
Dr. Buxton is a full time faculty member at BYU with Ph.D. in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia.
Thank you to Jeff Meyers for the intro and Peter & Mary Danzig of Otter Creek Duo for the concluding bumper music.
Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST, CSTS can be reached at natashaparker.org and runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She hosts the Mormon Mental Health and Mormon Sex Info Podcasts, is the current past president of the Mormon Mental Health Association and runs a sex education program, Sex Talk with Natasha. She has over 20 years of experience working with primarily an LDS/Mormon clientele.