Larry Beutler

Larry Beutler

Title: Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Psychologist
Company: Palo Alto University
Location: Placerville, California, United States

Larry Beutler, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Psychologist at Palo Alto University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in psychology education.

Dr. Beutler became interested in psychology while working with impoverished people in North Carolina in the Appalachians. He became concerned with their plights and what could be done. Dr. Beutler had an interest in being of help. It led to his career choice. Since then, he has become an expert in systemic treatment selection, differential treatment of major depression, chemical abuse treatment and horse-human relationships. One of the hallmarks of his career has been integrating the field of psychotherapy. Through the years, Dr. Beutler has been instrumental of running treatments according to scientific theory rather than according to theory.

To work in this field, Dr. Beutler earned an AS in sociology with a minor in chemistry and mathematics from Ricks College in 1963. He continued his academic pursuits to receive a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Utah State University in 1965. While matriculating at the institution for a Master of Science in school psychology and counseling, he was also a graduate research fellow. Following this work, Dr. Beutler interned in clinical psychology at the Norfolk State Hospital and Mental Health Clinic. Following the internship, Dr. Beutler earned a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has been licensed to practice medicine in California, Arizona, Texas, North Carolina, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Prior to receiving the honorary of being a William McInnes Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Palo Alto University in 2012, Dr. Beutler taught at the institution since 2002. He has also taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the University of Arizona, Stephen F. Austin State University, the University of North Carolina and Stanford University. He has contributed his expertise in psychology to the Pima County Court, the South Tucson Police Department and the Marana Health Clinic. For his work, he has received awards from the American Psychological Association, Minho University, the Arizona Psychological Association and the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology among many other institutions.

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