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Trevor Dahle
Ph.D. Student, HDFS


M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, Brigham Young University
B.A. Family Studies, Brigham Young University

Thesis: Longitudinal Examination of Observed Family Hostility and Adolescent Anxiety and Depression as Mediated by Adolescent Perspective Taking and Empathic Concern, presented at the 2015 AAMFT annual conference in Austin, TX

The Healing Power of Relationships: Battling Addiction and Rising Suicide Rates in a Selfie Society, CEU training for Provo Canyon School March 2019

Courses taught
Iowa Observational Coding Scales

Research projects
Flourishing Families Project, Brigham Young University, 2011-2016
Alabama Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Initiative, 2020-Present

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist EMDR Basic SMART Recovery Certified Facilitator CoupleCARE Relationship Education Provider Provo Canyon School Service Excellence Award, 2017

Fun Facts
Any lessons learned?
Live for something bigger than yourself.

Favorite books/movies?
The Lego Batman Movie
The Lord of the Rings
Atlas Shrugged

Hobbies/hidden talents?
Construction projects at home
Brazilian jiu-jitsu

Childhood jobs?
Paper route from 8-16 years old

If you could study any random thing other than HDFS/MFT, what would it be?
Paleontology – I love learning about dinosaurs

What advice would you offer to someone thinking about graduate school?
Get your feet wet before taking the plunge – find some way to get involved in your field of interest prior to applying to graduate school. This will give you helpful perspective as you make decision about where to apply and the kinds of jobs to pursue.