Alyssa Banford Witting, Associate Professor

Department: Family Life



Office: 258 TLRB

Phone: 801-422-6767


Alyssa Banford Witting recently joined the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) faculty at BYU. Before coming to BYU, Alyssa was an Associate Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy program at Alliant International University, San Diego since the fall of 2013. She obtained her master’s in MFT from Auburn University in 2009 and her PhD in MFT from Texas Tech University in 2011. She then completed a one year post-doctoral fellowship in MFT followed by a one year appointment as a visiting assistant professor of MFT, both at the University of Connecticut.


  • PhD in MFT from Texas Tech University, 2011
  • MS in MFT from Auburn University, 2009
  • BS in Marriage, Family & Human Development from BYU, 2007

Research Interests

Alyssa is interested in studying mass trauma, culture and trauma symptoms, systemic treatment of trauma symptoms, and MFT process research regarding trauma treatment.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association, Division 56, Trauma Psychology
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • National Council on Family Relations