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Mark Beecher

Clinical Professor, Licensed Psychologist
  • Academic Training
    • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Brigham Young University, 1998
    • Internship, University Accessibility Center, Brigham Young University, 1997-1998
  • Licensure/Certifications
    • Licensed Psychologist, State of Utah
    • Board Certified in Counseling Psychology
    • Certified Group Psychotherapist
  • Professional Affiliations
    • American Psychological Association
    • American Group Psychotherapy Association
    • American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Areas of Special Interest/Currrent Professional Activities
    • Individual, Couples, and Group Psychotherapy
    • Multicultural/Diversity Issues
    • Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
    • Depression/Anxiety
    • Eating Disorders
    • Assessment of Learning Disorders and ADHD
    • Psychological Assessment
    • Disability Issues
  • Primary Theoretical Orientation
    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    • Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
    • Existential
  • Multicultural Interests
    • Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
    • Intersectionality
    • White Privilege
  • Previous Clinical Work Settings
    • College Counseling Center (+10 yrs)
    • Assessment/Testing (7-9 yrs)
    • Private Practice (4-6 yrs)
    • Community Mental Health Center (1-3 yrs)
    • Residential Treatment Center (1-3 yrs)
    • Inpatient Psychiatric (1-3 yrs)
    • Hospital (<1 yr)
    • Child/Adolescent Center (<1 yr)
  • Supervision Philosophy
    Though I approach supervision from a developmental model in which I try to meet supervisees where they are, I typically assume that trainees bring natural skills and abilities that can be maximized to best help their clients. I also believe that clinicians provide their best work when they feel confident and comfortable enough to be themselves.  As such, I work hard to help supervisees relax and feel safe enough to be open about their successes, fears, and difficulties.  I strive to create a collaborative environment of support and challenge, where we can work together to overcome challenges.  I also enjoy discussing issues related to professional development, and I’m willing to show recordings of my own work.
  • Personal Interests
    I love spending time outside, including canyoneering, backpacking, running, biking, yard work, etc. I’m super passionate about the Utah desert/canyon country, but I love the mountains too. I also enjoy reading, watching, movies, and spending time with my family.
  • Recent Scholarly Works
    • *Griner, D.*, Cattani, K.*, Erekson, D.M.*, Burlingame, G.M.*, Beecher, M.E., Alldredge, C. (In press.). Compassion Focused Group Therapy for College Counseling Centers. Routledge
    • *Alldredge, C., Lundgreen, R., Burlingame, G.M., Erekson, D.M., Griner, D., Cattani, K., & Beecher, M.E. (In press.) Compassion Focused Group Therapy for College Counseling Centers: A Participants Workbook. Routledge
    • Griner, D., Beecher, M.E., Erekson, D.M., Cattani, K., & Burlingame, G.M., (In press.). CFT in Group. In G. Simos and P. Gilbert (Eds.), Compassion Focused Therapy in Clinical Practice. Routledge.
    • Hafoka, O., Smith, T.B., Griner, D., Allen, G.E.K., Beecher, M.E., & Young, E. (2019). Psychotherapy Utilization, Presenting Concerns, and Outcomes among Pacific Islander and Asian American Students. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 1-18.
    • Page, N., Beecher, M. E., Griner, D., Smith, T. B., Jackson, A. P., Hobbs, K., & Kirchhoefer, J. (2019). International student support groups: Learning from experienced group members and leaders. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 33(3), 180-198.
    • Stokes, H., Griner, D., Smith, T.B., Beecher, M.E., Allen, G.E., Cox, J., Hobbs, K., & Kirtley, N. (2019). Psychotherapy Utilization and Presenting Concerns among International Asian and Asian American Students in a University Counseling Center. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 1-18.
    • Hobbs, K., Hansen, K., Griner, D., Beecher, M.E., Worthen, V., & Burlingame, G. (2019, January). The Group Questionnaire: A practical and useful practice-based evidence measure. [Web article]. Retrieved from
    • Frandsen, C., Smith, T.B., Griner, D., & Beecher, M.E. (2018). Beyond English Only: Addressing Language Interpretation in Professional Psychology Training. Training and Education in Professional Psychology.
    • Burlingame, G. M., Whitcomb, K. E., Woodland, S. C., Olson, J., Beecher, M. E., & Gleave, R. L. (2018). The effects of relationship and progress feedback in group psychotherapy using the GQ and OQ-45: A randomized clinical trial. Psychotherapy, 55(2), 116-131.
    • Griner, D., Beecher, M.E., Brown, L.B., Millet, A.J., Worthen, V., Boardman, R.D., Hansen, K., Cox, J., & Gleave, R.L. (2018). Practice-Based Evidence Can Help! Using the Group Questionnaire to Enhance Clinical Practice. Psychotherapy, 55(2), 196-202.
    • Gleave, R. L., Burlingame, G. M., Beecher, M. E., Griner, D., Hansen, K. S. W., & Jenkins, S. (2017). Feedback-informed group treatment (FIGT): Application of the OQ-45 and Group Questionnaire (GQ). In S. Miller, D. Prescott, & C. Maeschalck (Eds.). Reaching for excellence: Feedback-Informed Treatment in practice. Washington, D.C., American Psychological Association. 
    • Burlingame, G. M., Gleave, R. L., Beecher, M. E., Griner, D., Hansen, K. S. W., Jensen, J., Worthen, V., & Svien, H. (2017). Administration and scoring manual for the Group Questionnaire-GQ. Salt Lake City, UT: OQ Measures L.L.C.
    • Boardman, R.D., Worthen, V.E., Beecher, M.E., Griner, D., Burlingame, G.M., & Gleave, R.L. (2017). Outcome and Assessment Research. In Ribeiro, M. D., Gross, J. M., & Turner, M. M. (Eds.). (2017). The College Counselor’s Guide to Group Psychotherapy. Routledge.
    • Takara, R., Beecher, M. E., Okiishi, J. C., Shimokawa, K., Lambert, M. J., & Griner, D. (2017). Translation of the Outcome Questionnaire-45 (OQ) into Japanese: A cultural adaptation. Psychotherapy Research, 27(2), 154-166.  doi:10.1080/10503307.2015.1080876
    • Beecher, M. E., Eggett, D., Erekson, D., Rees, L. B., Bingham, J., Klundt, J., Bailey, R. J., Ripplinger, C., Kirchhoefer, J., Gibson, R., Griner, D., Cox, J. C., & Boardman, R. (2016). Sunshine on my shoulders: Weather, pollution, and emotional distress. Journal of Affective Disorders, 205, 234-238.  doi:
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