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Community News: Dr. Michael Bütz

Dr. Michael Bütz

Dr. Michael Bütz

At the American Psychological Association's National Convention, Dr. Michael Bütz, a former Yavapai College student, was elected as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association's Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12).

Election to Fellow status requires evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology. Fellow status requires that a person's work has had a national impact on the field of psychology beyond a local, state or regional level. A high level of competence or steady and continuing contributions are not sufficient to warrant Fellow status. National impact must be demonstrated.

The Society of Clinical Psychology's Fellows Committee and the American Psychological Association's Fellows Committee carefully considered Dr. Bütz's nomination. His election was then recommended by the Board of Directors and Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association (APA), and became effective Sept. 1. With this honor, Dr. Bütz and others elected this year join 56 other Fellows in the Society of Clinical Psychology, which was formed between 1946 and 1954.

Dr. Bütz has a history of contributions to the field of clinical psychology dating back to the APA National Convention in Boston in 1990 where he presented, with a distinguished panel, a unified model for psychology. He has made more than 75 presentations nationally and internationally and has published 45 articles and books. He is best known for his work on nonlinear dynamics integration into behavioral healthcare, but he has also written on the adoption of prescription privileges by licensed psychologists, developmental disabilities, forensic psychology and multicultural issues.

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