Bhupin Butaney, Ph.D.

Associate Program Director
Glendale, AZ

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Bhupin Butaney, Ph.D., completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at St. John’s University and a masters in Education at Harvard University with coursework concentrated in Human Development & Psychology. 

In addition to his role as Associate Program Director, Dr. Butaney serves roles on several national professional organizations. He currently is a Member on the Board of Directors for Division 39 of the American Psychological Association (APA), Member of the Advocacy Committee for Division 42 of APA, Delegate Member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP), President for Section IV of Division 39 of APA, and Chair of the Education and Training Committee for APA, Division 39. He serves as a practice monitor for the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners as needed. 

He has published and presented on a variety of topics related to psychoanalysis, cultural diversity, mindfulness, and supervision. His primary research interests include psychotherapy process and outcomes, clinical mindfulness, and the role of envy in clinical practice. Dr. Butaney also maintains a part-time private practice in Scottsdale, AZ.

Associate Program Director

Glendale, AZ

College of Health Sciences - AZ

Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Psychology

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St. John's University | 2003 | Ph.D.
Harvard University | 1995 | M.Ed.
Bentley University | 1990 | B.A.

Courses Taught

PSYCG 1632 Psychodynamic Approaches to Psychotherapy

PSYCG 1783 Advanced Practicum Seminar I

PSYCG 1785 Advanced Practicum Seminar II

PSYCG 1787 Advanced Practicum Seminar III

PSYCG 1680 Research Seminar



My current research focuses on ways to incorporate mindfulness training into health professional education to foster professional resilience. Ongoing studies utilize a multisite design across several Physician Assistant programs across the country to examine curriculum innovations to incorporate mindfulness and decentering training. Other areas of research interest involve psychotherapy outcome and process variables and the role of envy as a moderator in long-term readjustment issues for veterans. 


Butaney, B. & Pelcovitz, D. (in preparation). Psychological maltreatment: The mediating role of negative self-evaluation in adolescent maladjustment.

Hoover, E. B., Butaney, B., & Stoehr, J.D. (March 2020).  Exploring the Effectiveness of Mindfulness and Decentering Training in a Physician Assistant Curriculum. Journal of Physician’s Assistant Education, 31(1):19-22. 

Butaney, B. & Chates, S. (2014). Connection to all living things: The beauty of relationships. In M. Napoli (Ed.), Beyond Stress. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

Roy, S., Butaney, G., Sekhon, H., & Butaney, B. (2014). Word-of-mouth and viral marketing activity of the on-line consumer: The role of loyalty chain stages theory, Journal of Strategic Marketing, 1-19. DOI: 10.1080/0965254X.2014.885990

Butaney, B., Pelcovitz, D., & Kaplan, S. (2011). Psychological Maltreatment as a Moderator for Physical Abuse and Adolescent Maladjustment: Implications for Treatment and Intervention, Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 10:442–454. DOI: 10.1080/15289168.2011.614515


  • Board Member (Member-at-Large), Board of Directors, Division 39, APA (2020-Present)
  • Chair, Education and Training Committee, Division 39, APA (2018 to Present)
  • Committee Member, Advocacy Committee, Division 42, APA (2019-Present)
  • Delegate Member, NCSPP (2011-2014; 2016-present)
  • Member, Education and Training Committee, Division 39 of the American Psychological Association (2014 to Present)
  • American Psychological Association (1996-Present)
  • Member, Arizona Psychological Association (2016 to 2019)