Date of Award:

1-1-1998

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Family, Consumer, and Human Development

Advisor/Chair:

Thorana S. Nelson

Abstract

This research project presents data on practitioner profiles and practice patterns for marriage and family therapists living in Utah . A sample of 77 clinical members and six associate members of the American Association for Marriage and ramily Therapy living in Utah gave descriptive facts on their demographics , training , years of experience , and specific information about their practice of marriage and family therapy. The findings indicate tha t marriage and family therapists in Utah are a mostly male , Caucasian , and highly educated group of practitioners compared to marriage and family therapists practicing in other states . The findings also indicate that marriage and family therapists living in Utah treat a wide range of serious mental health problems in a relatively short amount of time for a reasonable fee .

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