Mental Health Crossroads

Conversation with Dr. Ty Aller, LMFT and Training Coordinator for the MHDD-NTC

November 14, 2019

This week we hear from Dr. Ty Aller, about mental health and how it intersects with disability, his work on college campuses, in therapy, and at the MHDD National Training Center. Some of the resources mentioned in this episode include:


Transcripts and past episodes of our podcast:

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Trainings from the MHDD Center (use this page for current webinars and watch for updates for other trainings from our center):

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Guest Bio:

Dr. Ty Aller is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that works as the Training Coordinator for the MHDD: NTC and is housed at Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Prior to joining the CPD, Ty worked as a therapist at a local non-profit organization serving victims of domestic violence and child abuse/neglect. He now owns and operates a private practice in Northern Utah. Ty’s research interests include measuring and implementing mental health literacy programming on college campuses, parent-child relationships and their influence on social-emotional development and projects related to direct service implementation. In his clinical work, Ty focuses on leveraging the strengths of family systems and incorporates components of Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Dialectal Behavior Therapy to help adolescents improve their well-being.

*Music Credit: Music for our podcast is licensed from Marmoset Music. Artist: Johnny Clay; Song "Looking Down the Road"