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Faculty: Kristin Lang Hansen


Kristin Lang Hansen


Associate Professor



Contact Information

Office: 340 MCKB

Phone: 801-422-7065


Brief Biography

Kristin Lang Hansen is an Associate Professor in Counseling Psychology. She is formerly an Assistant and then Associate Professor at the BYU Counseling Center (2006-2009) and remained affiliate and adjunct faculty in the CPSE and Psychology Departments until 2021. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Chicago in 2000 and completed an internship and postdoctoral work at Harvard Medical School (1999-2001, 2002-2003). Dr. Hansen has had a psychotherapy practice since 2001 and teaches and researches in the intersection of psychological agency, emotion, and religion/spirituality. Her psychotherapy work is informed by mindfulness and self-compassion practices, EFT, DBT, psychodynamic, IFS, trauma informed therapy approaches and spiritually oriented psychotherapies. She works with a variety of issues (though this list is not exhaustive): couples’ and family therapy, grief work, anxiety and depression, emotion focused work, pre-marital work, parenting, divorce, betrayal trauma, spiritual/religious concerns, trauma recovery and women’s health concerns. She recently served as the Editor for Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy ( She has also served on the AMCAP board and as the Vice President of AMCAP. She is committed to work that helps to train psychotherapists about the integration of spirituality and psychotherapy and the role of moral agency in psychotherapy.

Teaching Interests

Religion/Spirituality and Psychotherapy, Counseling Theories and Methods, Individual and Couples Psychotherapy

Research Interests

Religion/Spirituality, Emotion, Psychotherapy, Moral Agency, Mechanisms of Change and Psychotherapy Process Research, Attachment, Acculturation, Mindfulness