Assistant Professor & Clinical Director for MFT Program

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Jacob Christenson, Ph.D., serves as Assistant Professor and Clinical Director for the Marriage and Family Therapy Program.

Christenson holds a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University and a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from California Polytechnic State University, graduating with magna cum laude honors.

Prior to coming to Mount Mercy, Christenson was working as a field therapist for a wilderness therapy program for troubled teens in south central Utah. He has also taught online courses as an adjunct professor for Brigham Young University – Idaho and Northcentral University.

He is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Christenson has also had his research published in The Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, American Journal of Family Therapy, Contemporary Family Therapy, and Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy.

Christenson is a former member of the National Guard, having served six years before his discharge in 2010. He was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as an Interrogator.