Professionals

Max E. Butterfield, PhD

Max earned his BA in psychology at Calvin College in 2003. Before beginning his graduate studies, he spent two years working with troubled teenagers in a residential treatment facility. He went on to earn a master of science in clinical psychology at Eastern Michigan University, where his research focused on narcissistic and borderline personality disorders, and he was trained as a therapist at the campus’s psychology clinic. Max went on to earn a second master’s degree and a PhD in experimental psychology at Texas Christian University, where his focus was on research methods and statistics, and his research was aimed at understanding the relationship between thoughts and behavior. Today, he is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA, and he serves as a statistics and research design consultant at RCBM. He is dedicated to using scientific research methods to improve lives, shape experiences, and bring positive change to the world.