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Marty Erickson

Part-Time Faculty, Marriage and Family Therapist
SDS, CAPS

Statement of Supervision Philosophy

  • Academic Training
    • PhD, Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. Iowa State University. 2004
  • Internship
    • ANASAZI Outdoor Behavioral Treatment program for youth. 2001-2002
  • Licensure/Certifications
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of Utah
  • Professional Affiliations
    • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Utah Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Mormon Mental Health Association, current president
  • Areas of Special Interest/Current Professional Activities
    • Faith crises, transitions, awakenings for individuals and couples
    • Relationships: Couples/marriage therapy, sex therapy, premarital therapy, BYU CAPS Premarital Workshop, Family therapy
    • Out of control or problematic sexual behavior for individuals and couples. BYU CAPS Sexual Concerns groups
    • Healing from trauma/abuse
    • Single adult issues (vocation, relationships, transitions, identity)
    • Adult development
  • Primary Theoretical Orientation
    • Influences: Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Arbinger ideas, and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples.
  • Multicultural Interests
    • Religion/Spirituality
    • Social justice based therapy: anti-racism, feminist informed, LGBTQ+ affirmative, culturally sensitive and responsive therapy
  • Previous Clinical Work Settings
    • Private Practice (20+ yrs)
    • Community Mental Health Center (3 yrs)
    • Hospital (1 yr)
    • Residential Treatment Center (3 yrs)
    • Adolescent Center (3 yrs)
    • Eating Disorder Treatment Center (4 yrs)
    • Correctional Facility (<1 yr)
  • Recent Scholarly Works
    • Erickson, Marty (Nov 2020). Passions, failures, insights, missteps, and sustainable hopes: A developmental journey toward approaching social justice in therapy work with Mormons. Mormon Mental Health Association, 7th Annual Conference. Ensuring Cultural Sensitivity & Awareness in Clinical Care. Online conference.
    • Erickson, Marty (Feb 2020). “How could you?!” / “What’s wrong with me?!”: Helping couples move past shame, misinformation, and negative patterns around sexuality and problematic sexual behavior. BYU Women’s Services and Resources Annual Conference on Pornography. Representing BYU CAPS & Progressive Paths Therapy.
    • Erickson, Marty & Heffernan White, Aimee (Aug 2019). Best Practice Couples work: Along the spectrum of faith shifts to mixed-faith marriage. MMHA 6th Annual Conference. 2 hours
    • Carlson, Thomas & Erickson, Marty (Nov 2018). Insider Witness Practices. MMHA 5th Annual Conference. 1 hour (assistant presenter, facilitator to Dr. Carlson’s keynote)
    • Helfer-Parker, Natasha; Bennion, Kristin; Erickson, Marty (2017, July). The Collision of Belief & Practice: How to Maintain Appropriate Boundaries while Working with Mormon Clients. Mormon Mental Health Association 4th annual conference. 3 hours.
    • Helfer-Parker, Natasha; Erickson, Marty; Wotherspoon, Dan (2017, Aug. 14-16). Mormon Matters Retreat: “Navigating a Healthy Mormon Journey.” Salt Lake City. 2.5 day workshop retreat.
    • Erickson, Marty (2016, Nov). Overcoming the Fear of Being Alone: Marriage Prep on your Own: What you can work on now, even if you’re not in a relationship. Fall 2016 BYU Women’s Services and Resources Dating and Marriage Conference.
    • Helfer-Parker, Natasha; Erickson, Marty; Wotherspoon, Dan (2016, Sep. 26-28). Mormon Matters Retreat: “Navigating a Healthy Mormon Journey.” Salt Lake City. 2.5 day workshop retreat.
    • Erickson, Marty (2016, July). BYU CAPS Sexual Concerns Group Therapy: History, model, and preliminary research. Mormon Mental Health Association 3rd annual conference, SLC. 1.5 hour.
    • Erickson, M. J. (2015, Oct). Relationship Wellness: Cultivating Healthy Dating Relationships. 2016 BYU Women’s Services and Resources Dating and Marriage Conference.
    • Erickson, M. J. (2014, Feb). Marriage Prep on your Own: What you can work on now, even if you’re not in a relationship. 2014 BYU Women’s Services and Resources Dating and Marriage Conference.
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