Michael J. Lambert, PhD
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
Department of Psychology
• Psychotherapy outcome research aimed at improving the quality of patient care
• PhD Educ Psychology & Counseling University of Utah 1971
• MS Educ Psychology & Counseling University of Utah 1968
• BS Psychology University of Utah 1967
Michael J. Lambert, Ph.D. is a professor of Clinical Psychology. His research spans 30 years and has emphasized psychotherapy outcome, process and the measurement of change. He is the author of a large number of books and research articles on treatment outcomes. He also has been in private practice as a psychotherapist throughout his career.
His current program of research focuses on reducing treatment failure and non-response through the use of advanced statistical methods and computer applications. In 2003 PacifiCare Behavioral Health honored 100 therapists with a cash award of $1000. The Michael Lambert Award for Excellence in Practice Award recipients were identified based on their patient’s exceptional outcomes. Such as award demonstrates that patient treatment outcomes can be routinely measured and that unusually effective providers can be identified and reinforced for their excellence.
In recognition of his cumulative research accomplishments Professor Lambert has received a large number of awards such as for example the Distinguished Psychologist Award from Division 29 (psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association, and the Academic Excellence Award from the Utah Psychological Association. In 2003 he was the recipient of the Distinguished Career Research award by The Society of Psychotherapy Research for his lifetime contributions to professional practice.