BiographyDr. Bütz received his Ph.D. from Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, his master’s degree from San Francisco State University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association’s Society of Clinical Psychology, the recipient of a number of awards from APA’s State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs Division (31) and has held a number of leadership roles in his home state of Montana. He has presented professional papers on numerous occasions at the local, state, national and international level, published several dozen peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, as well as five books on a wide array of subject matter. He has published articles in APA’s Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, and has been best know for his prior work on nonlinear dynamics, with the books such as: Chaos and Complexity: Implications for Psychological Theory and Practice, Strange Attractors: Chaos, Complexity and the Art of Family Therapy as well as Clinical Chaos: A Therapist’s Guide to Non-Linear Dynamics and Therapeutic Change.
Prior to returning to the Billings, Montana, Dr. Bütz had worked for over a dozen years in executive management while maintaining an active practice a day or two a week. His main areas of professional interest are in clinical, forensic and neuropsychological aspects of behavioral healthcare, practice continues to include conducting assessments, consultations, and psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families. Currently, his practice is divided between his forensic work at Aspen Practice, P.C. and clinical and neuropsychological work at St. Vincent Healthcare. Dr. Bütz has been a licensed psychologist for twenty-five years, is currently licensed in Montana, and he has been licensed previously in Idaho, Maine and Wyoming. He also worked for CARF International as an Administrative and Program Accreditation Surveyor for five years and taught in three different university systems.