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Mark Butler, PH.D.

Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy, School of Family Life

Brigham Young University


Mark H. Butler is Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University. He earned his B.S. Magna Cum Laude in Political Science and M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Brigham Young University. Following graduation, he was endorsed by the LDS Church for service as an LDS military chaplain. Providing couple therapy at The Gathering Place for the next two years, he developed expertise helping couples collaborate for recovery from substance addiction. Thereafter, he was awarded a fellowship for Ph.D. studies in MFT at Texas Tech University. He won the 1999 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Outstanding Research Publication Award for his dissertation research. He joined the MFT faculty at BYU January 1, 1996. He has focused his scholarly and clinical attention on the study of mediation process and structure in healing relationships, recovery from addictive desire and behavior, attachment-focused healing from marital injuries, and spirituality in clinical perspective and practice. He is the author of numerous professional publications and book chapters on these topics. In 2010 he published Spiritual Exodus—A Latter-day Saint Guide to Recovery from Behavioral Addiction.