Mark Butler, Professor

Department: Family Life

Vita

Email: Mark.Butler@BYU.edu

Office: 2063 JFSB

Phone: 801-422-8786

Research Interests

See vita.

Recent Publications

  • Butler, M. (2015). Dismantling Powerlessness in Addiction: Empowering Recovery through Rehabilitating Behavioral Learning. Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention.
  • Butler, M. (2014). Deconstructing Mechanisms of Powerlessness for Clients Seeking Recovery: Learning to Be Powerless Over Addiction.. In Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention (pp. 92-113).
  • larson, j. h., Knapp, K., Sandberg, J., Novak, J., & Butler, M. (forthcoming). The mediating role of attachment behaviors on the relationship between family of origin and couple communication: Implications for couples therapy.. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, In press(in press), In press.
  • Butler, M., & Hall, L. G. (2013). The Paradoxical Relation of the Expression of Offense to Forgiving: A Survey of Therapists’ Conceptualizations. American Journal of Family Therapy(41), 415-436.
  • Butler, M., Harper, J., & Mitchell, C. B. (2011). A Comparison of Attachment Outcomes in Enactment-Based vs. Therapist-Centered Therapy Process Modalities in Couple Therapy. Family Process, 50(2), 203-220.
  • Butler, M., & Brimhall, A. S. (2011). A Primer on the Evolution of Therapeutic Engagement in MFT: Understanding and Resolving the Dialectic Tension of Alliance and Neutrality. Part 1--Retrospective: The Evolution of Neutrality. American Journal of Family Therapy, 39(1), 28-47.
  • Butler, M., Brimhall, A. S., & Harper, J. (2011). A Primer on the Evolution of Therapeutic Engagement in MFT: Understanding and Resolving the Dialectic Tension of Alliance and Neutrality. Part 2--Recommendations: Dynamic Neutrality through Multipartiality and Enactments. American Journal of Family Therapy, 39(3), 193-213.
  • Butler, M. (2010). Spiritual Exodus: A Latter-day Saint Guide to Recovery from Behavioral Addiction. .
  • Gardner, B. C., & Butler, M. (2009). Enacting Relationships in MFT: The Empirical, Theoretical, and Clinical Case for Incorporating Enactments as Common Factors in the Best Practice Model. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 8(4), 306-324.
  • Butler, M., Harper, J., & Seedall, R. B. (2009). Facilitated Disclosure vs. Clinical Accommodation of Infidelity Secrets: An Early Pivot Point in Couple Therapy. Part 1: Couple Relationship Ethics and Pragmatics. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 35(1), 125-143.
  • Butler, M., & Zitzman, S. T. (2009). Wives' Experience of Husbands' Pornography Use and Concomitant Deception as an Attachment Threat in the Adult Pair-Bond Relationship. Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 16(3), 210-240.
  • Butler, M., Davis, S. D., & Seedall, R. B. (2008). Common Pitfalls of Beginning Therapists Utilizing Enactments. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 34(3), 329-352.
  • Gardner, B. C., Butler, M., & Seedall, R. B. (2008). En-Gendering the Couple-Deity Relationship: Clinical Implications of Power and Process. Contemporary Family Therapy, 30(3), 152-166.
  • Butler, M., Seedall, R. B., & Harper, J. (2008). Facilitated Disclosure vs. Clinical Accommodation of Infidelity Secrets: An Early Pivot Point in Couple Therapy. Part 2: Therapy Ethics and Pragmatics. American Journal of Family Therapy, 36(4), 265-283.
  • Butler, M., & Butler, S. D. (2005). Healing Wounds of Infidelity. Helping and Healing our Families, 8.
  • Butler, M. (2005). Revitalizing Recovery Following Relapse. Confronting Pornography: A Guide to Prevention and Recovery for Individuals, Loved Ones, and Leaders, 13.
  • Butler, M. (2003). Spiritual Exodus: Recovery from Addiction. Marriage and Families, 18-27.