Bethany Butzer

Bethany Butzer, PhD

Assistant Director, PhD Programme

Bethany writes, teaches, and does research in the fields of positive psychology and transpersonal psychology, which emphasize the development of human strength and potential. She received her MA in clinical psychology and her PhD in social psychology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Bethany has worked in the corporate world and in academia, and she has also spent several years as an entrepreneur. From 2013 to 2015 she was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School, where she studied the effects of yoga in school settings.

Bethany currently lives in Prague, where she teaches and does research as a Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of New York in Prague. She teaches undergraduate and Masters-level courses on topics such as research methods, positive psychology, consciousness, and career development.

As a faculty member for the Alef Trust program in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology, she is a personal tutor and assists with the Approaches to Consciousness and Learning Through Integrative Practice modules.

Bethany’s research focuses on yoga and mindfulness for youth, as well as transpersonal topics such as synchronicity, parapsychology, and ecopsychology. She also works as a research consultant with clients around the world.

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