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February 3, 2017

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Registration is now open

Tickets: $49 - include CEUs*, parking and lunch

Registration is now open for the Utah Valley University Mental Health Symposium: Focus on Human Sexuality. The day-long conference will be held Friday, February 3, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sorensen Student Center. The symposium discusses a wide range of issues concerning human sexuality and is designed to meet the needs of professionals, community members and students. 

*We anticipate being approved for six CEUs.

Jared Boden Portrait

Keynote Presenter: Jeremy Boden, Ph.D., LMFT, CFLE, Certified EFT Therapist

Dr. Jeremy Boden is an assistant professor at Utah Valley University where he teaches courses in marriage and relationships, family dynamics, marriage and family therapy, and human sexuality. He holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Loma Linda University and a doctorate in human development and family studies from Texas Tech University. Jeremy is a licensed marriage and family therapist at the Provo Center for Couples and Families where he specializes in couples and is certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy. He is a frequent presenter in the community on marriage enhancement, relationship development, and sexuality in marriage. Jeremy is a long-time member of AAMFT, NCFR, and ICEEFT.

Jeremy has presented research at local, national, and international professional conferences around the United States as well as published in scholarly journals and books. Jeremy is currently the primary investigator in an extensive research project on the transition from abstinence to sexual intimacy upon marrying and recently presented his research with his students at the National Council on Family Relations in Minnesota.

Jeremy is married to his beautiful and supportive wife, Daria. They are the parents of four children.

Laura Brotherson

Keynote Presenter: Laura M. Brotherson, LMFT, CST, CFLE

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist, Laura M. Brotherson, works in private practice in the Boise, Idaho area specializing in sex therapy and sexual addiction. She is the author of the best-selling book And They Were Not Ashamed: Strengthening Marriage through Sexual Fulfillment, and her newest book Knowing HER Intimately: 12 Keys for Creating a Sextraordinary Marriage. Laura received a bachelor's degree in Family Science from Brigham Young University, and a master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. She and her husband of 25 years are the founders of


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UVU College of Humanities & Social Sciences

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parking map


Parking is free in the Parking Garage for conference registrants. You can find details on this map.



For accessibility information or to request accommodations, please contact the Accessibility Services Department at:

(801) 863-8747 or

Requests should be made at least one week in advance.



Assistant Dean

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Utah Valley University