Kirk Dougher obtained his B.S. in psychology from Utah State University and his Ph.D. Clinical Psychology from the University of Nevada. While most of his training and clinical work focuses on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, his dissertation centered on psychotherapy skills acquisition. He has been employed as the Associate Vice Chancellor in Student Affairs for Student Support and Wellness since July of 2019. Prior to WashU, he served at the Florida Atlantic University and Brigham Young University. Previous positions included similar roles as Assistant Vice President, Counseling Center Director, Training Director, and a tenured faculty appointment in the counseling psychology graduate program.