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Spencer Bradshaw

Spencer Bradshaw, PhD LMFT

Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae


Spencer Bradshaw, PhD, LMFT, is an Assistant Professor of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Utah State University. He has previously worked for five years as the director of the Center for Addiction Recovery Research at Texas Tech University. His research is on the neuropsychology of addiction and family recovery, and chronic illness in relationships and families. He has a passion for teaching and training undergraduate and graduate students in research and clinical settings. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and also enjoys spending time with his wife, Marybeth, and their six children. Recreationally, he enjoys listening to/playing music, nature, and athletics.


  • PhD, Texas Tech University, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2014
  • MS, Brigham Young University, 2011
  • BS, University of Utah, 2008
  • AA, Salt Lake Community College, 2007

Research Interests

My main research interests are addiction and family recovery and the role of supportive relationships and attachment in the management of chronic illness.