The School of Behavioral Health is pleased to welcome Heather Beeson, DMFT, MA, LMFT, one of our newest faculty members. Dr. Beeson is now working in the Department of Counseling and Family Sciences, where she will support the growth and learning of our Doctor of Marital and Family Therapy (DMFT) students. She is passionate about promoting the Doctor of Marital and Family Therapy program through research and teaching.
Dr. Beeson has experience teaching in the areas of diversity, therapeutic treatment models, MFT administration, and systemic organizational consultation, among other topics. Clinically, she has worked primarily with the LGBTQ+ community in both individual and couples therapy. Her DMFT doctoral project utilized and modified Gottman couples therapy for work with LGBTQ+ couples.
Dr. Beeson earned her DMFT degree at Loma Linda University, where she discovered her passion for teaching and research. While a student and after graduation, she has worked with the Housing Authority in collaboration with LLU, and aims to use this knowledge and experience to provide students with experiential learning activities related to program evaluation and design.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Beeson to the faculty of the Department of Counseling and Family Sciences and the School of Behavioral Health!