Barry S. Anton

Barry S. Anton, PhD, ABPP, is a graduate of the University of Vermont and received his doctorate at Colorado State University. Following a clinical internship at the Harvard Medical School program at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, he completed post-doctoral training in child and adolescent clinical psychology and neuropsychology at the Judge Baker Children's Center and Boston Children's Hospital. Anton is board certified in child and adolescent clinical psychology and serves as a board member and examiner in child and adolescent clinical psychology for the American Board of Professional Psychology. Anton was a distinguished professor at the University of Puget Sound, then transitioned from teaching to pursue a full-time, interprofessional private mental health practice with a psychiatrist in 1985. Rainier Behavioral Health has grown since then, and now employs 17 clinicians, including psychiatrists, advanced registered nurse practitioners, psychologists and social workers. Rainier Behavioral Health provides integrated mental health care, serving more than 18,000 patient visits a year.
Long active in mental health advocacy and public policy, Anton served on the executive committee of the Washington State Psychological Association for 12 years and received numerous awards. Through the American Psychological Association, Anton became active in national advocacy and received the Karl F. Heiser Award for Advocacy and the State Leadership Award. Anton also served as an APA council representative, an at-large member of the APA Board of Directors, was a member of eight APA task forces and work groups, and served two terms as APA recording secretary before becoming APA President in 2015.
Widely published, with more than 60 articles, Anton co-authored "Introduction to Clinical Psychology" (Oxford University Press). He has presented at more than 90 national and international conferences on many issues, including mental health advocacy, professional training and interprofessional practice.