Brad Lundahl
  • Associate Professor, College Of Social Work
  • Research Affiliate with the Social Research Institute, College Of Social Work

Research Summary

I primarily study factors linked to successful engagement with clients in mental health counseling and casework, including motivational interviewing.


  • , Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Northern Illinois University
  • Master of Social Work, Social Work, University of Utah


Brad Lundahl earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northern Illinois University. He is an associate professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Utah. Dr. Lundahl is most interested in researching factors that motivate people to change individual behaviors. He has been trained in Motivational Interviewing by one this approach’s cofounders, Dr. Bill Miller and recently published a manuscript with the other cofounder, Dr. Stephen Rollnick. At the University, Dr. Lundahl publishes on evidence based practices and teaches in areas of clinical practice and research. In addition to University work, Brad owns a small private practice, Compass Counseling and Consulting, where he works with individuals and families. Brad strives to integrate research and practice to benefit both efforts.