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Adam Fisher

Joint Appointment: CPSE, Associate Clinical Professor, Licensed Psychologist

Academic Training

  • Postdoctoral Clinical Scholar Fellow, The Family Institute at Northwestern University, 2015–2017
  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Indiana University, 2015
  • M.A., Community Counseling, Gonzaga University, 2009
  • B.A., Japanese, University of Utah, 2007

APA Internship

  • Counseling and Career Center, Brigham Young University, 2014–2015


  • Licensed Psychologist, Utah
  • PSYPACT (licensure passport in 30+ states)
  • Board Certified in Couple and Family Psychology (ABPP)
  • AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

Areas of Special Interest/Current Professional Activities

  • Sex therapy (e.g., desire discrepancy, satisfaction, sexual dysfunctions, sexual behaviors that feel out of control/OCSB)
  • Couple therapy
  • Premarital and relationship education
  • Spirituality, religion-related concerns, mixed-faith marriages
  • Parenting (e.g., transition to parenthood, attachment-based parenting/Circle of Security)
  • Supervision
  • Training: Sexual Health in Psychotherapy (intern seminar, winter semester)
  • Research: relationships, sexuality, psychotherapy
  • Teaching: Relational intelligence, Couple and Family Counseling, Advanced Practicum in Counseling Psychology

Primary Theoretical Orientations

  • Integrative Systemic Therapy (IST)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Multicultural Interests

  • Japanese
  • Religion/Spirituality

Recent Scholarly Works

  • He, Y., Fisher, A. R., Swanson, S. E., & Lebow, J. L. (2022). Integrative systemic therapy: Integrating individual, couple, and family therapy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 43, 9–21.
  • Managing Editor, Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy (Springer)
  • Hardy, N. R., & Fisher, A. R. (2018). Attachment versus differentiation: The contemporary couple therapy debate. Family Process, 57, 557–581. doi:10.1111/famp.12343