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Larry E. Beutler, Ph.D.

Larry Beutler
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Phone Number: 

(530) 642-1353 

Position(s): 

Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Director, Institute for the Study of Equine Assisted Change at Palo Alto University
Research Group Advisor, Psychotherapy

Faculty Program(s): 

Ph.D.

Teaching and/or Research Emphasis and Interest Areas: 

Psychotherapy Outcome and Process; Trauma and Terrorism; Chemical Abuse Treatment; Equine Assisted Therapy; Depression; Integrative Therapy; Psychological Assessment.

Education: 

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Nebraska (1970)
M.S., School Psychology and Counseling, Utah State University (1966)
B.S., Psychology, Utah State University (1965)

Biography: 

Dr. Larry Beutler received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska and subsequently served on the faculties of Duke University Medical Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, and the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is the Past Director of the National Center for the Psychology of Terrorism and the continuing Director of the Institute for the Study of Equine Assisted Change at Palo Alto University (PAU).  He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology a previous Chair of the Faculty, and Director of Clinical Training at Palo Alto University. He is also Professor Emeritus at the University of California, a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), a fellow of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and Association of Psychological Science (APS), a Past President of Divisions 29 (Psychotherapy) and 12 (Clinical) of APA, and a two term Past President (international) of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR). Among his citations and achievements, he is a recipient of the Distinguished Career award from SPR, and a Presidential citation for achievement from the APA. He has also been honored for his contributions by the States of Arizona and California. He has published over 40 scholarly articles and chapters and is the author or co-author of 26 books on psychotherapy, assessment, and psychopathology.

Selected Publications: 

Selected Books:

Constantino, M., Castonguay, L. G. & Beutler, L. E. (Eds)(in preparation). Principles of Psychotherapy that Work: Applications, Vol II. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 
 


Beutler, L. E., Consoli, A., & Bongar, B. (Eds)(in preparation). Comprehensive Textbook of Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice (2nd ed). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
 


Harwood, T. M., Beutler, L. E., & Groth-Marnat, G. (Eds)(2011). Integrative assessment of adult personality (3rd Ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
 


Housley, J., & Beutler, L. E. (2007). Treating victims of mass trauma and terrorism. Gottengen: Hogrefe & Huber.


Norcross, J., Beutler, L. E., & Levant, R. (Eds) (2006). Evidence based practices in mental health: Debate and dialogue on the fundamental questions. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Castonguay, L. G., & Beutler, L. E. (Eds)(2006). Principles of therapeutic change that work: Integrating relationship, treatment, client, and therapist factors, Vol. I. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
 


Beutler, L. E., & Malik, M. (Eds.)(2002). Rethinking the DSM: Psychological perspectives. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
 


Selected Book Chapters:

Beutler, L. E., Harwood, T. M., Michelson, A., Song, X., & Holman, J. (2011). Resistance/Reactance Level. In Norcross, J. C. (Ed), Relationships that work: Therapist contributions and responsiveness to patient needs (2nd ed.; pp. 261-278). New York: Oxford University Press.

Beutler, L. E., Harwood, T. M., Kimpara, S., Verdirame, D., & Blau, K. (2011). Coping Style. In Norcross, J. C. (Ed). Relationships that work: Therapist Contributions and Responsiveness to Patient Needs (2nd ed; pp. 336-353). New York: Oxford University Press.

Beutler, L. E. (2011). Prescriptive matching and systematic treatment selection. In Norcross, J. C., VandenBos, G. R., & Freedheim, D. K. (Eds), History of Psychotherapy (2nd ed; 402-407). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.



Selected Articles:

Beutler, L. E.(in press). Welcome to the Party, But….: A response to Laska, Gurman, and Wampold. Psychotherapy.

Beutler, L. E.& Forrester, B. (in press). What needs to change: Moving from “research informed” practice to “empirically effective” practice. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.


Beutler, L. E., Forrester, B., Holt, H., & Stein, M. (2013). Common, specific, and cross-cutting psychotherapy interventions. Psychotherapy: Research and Practice, 50, 298-301.
 


Holt, H., Beutler, L. E., Castonguay, L. G., Silberschatz, G., Forrester, B., Temkin, R.; Wolf, A. W., Piotrowski, N. A., Hayes, J. A., Norcross, J. N., Goldfried, M., Weiner, I. B., & Miller, T. W. (2013). A critical examination of the movement toward evidence-based treatments in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Clinical Psychologist, 66(4), 8-12.
 


Beutler, L. E., Forrester, B., Gallagher-Thompson, D., Thompson, L., & Tomlins, J. B. (2012). Common, specific and treatment fit variables in psychotherapy outcome. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 22, 255-281.

 
 
 

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