Barry S. Anton

Barry S. Anton is an American psychologist. He served as the president of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2015.


Anton earned a Ph.D. from Colorado State University. He is a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Puget Sound and is in the private practice of clinical psychology in Tacoma, Washington.[1] He spent more than 30 years the University of Puget Sound.[2] He was the co-author of a textbook, Introduction to Clinical Psychology.[3]

In 1997, Anton received the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy.[4] After serving on several APA task forces, Anton became president-elect in 2014 and APA president in 2015.[1] Anton said that a focus of his presidency would be future opportunities for early-career psychologists.[5]


  1. "American Psychological Association elects University of Puget Sound professor Barry S. Anton as 2015 president". American Psychological Association. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  2. "Barry S. Anton". University of Puget Sound. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  3. Brodsky, Annette; Steinberg-Oren, Susan (2008). "Clinical psychology: Insider edition". PsycCRITIQUES. 53 (28). Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  4. "Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy". American Psychological Association. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  5. "Changing career landscape Is focus for Anton as APA president". Washington State Psychological Association. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
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