Deja Young


Deja Young


Dr. Kendal Holtrop


Fall 2021


Couple and Family Therapy


Deja Young (she/her) is a doctoral student in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Couple and Family Therapy. Her advisor is Dr. Kendal Holtrop. Deja’s research interests include the cultural adaptation of evidence-based parenting interventions. She has clinical and research experience developing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based practices from a systemic lens, targeting emotional development. She is also currently involved in a couple of research projects examining the transition of Parent Management Training – Oregon Model (PMTO) to telehealth and the effectiveness of the program. Deja’s professional career goals include researching and developing evidence-based interventions to aid family systems, conducting systemic therapy, training future marriage and family therapists, and disseminating knowledge to students.

Keywords and Phrases

Parenting, Emotional Development, Evidence-based Interventions