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Master of Science (MS)


Family, Consumer, and Human Development


Thorana S. Nelson


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 .