Studies

Clinical Supervision

Conducted by Professor Larry Beutler, Ph.D. – Principal Investigator, Satoko Kimpara, Ph.D. – Program Director. In cooperation with The Gronowski Center, Palo Alto, California. Read More

Equine Therapy

As horse enthusiasts, we have a deep and clear understanding of the healing value of our relationship with horses, and many times will notice how certain lessons we learn from our beloved equines often benefit and impact our human relationships. Is it possible for these lessons, or principles of how we relate to our horses, to be translated and applied to human relationships? Or, more specifically, can the experience of learning these equine-based principles, in a therapeutic setting, transform the lives of female victims of domestic abuse?

Dr. Larry Beutler, a leader in the field of psychotherapy research, has taken a lifetime of experience as a clinical psychologist/psychotherapist in which he has been on the forefront of identifying principles that guide effective psychotherapeutic practice, and created a program for victims of domestic abuse. Dr. Beutler, integrating his knowledge of psychotherapy with what he has learned in over two and a half decades as a Parelli student, is currently teaching specific equine-based principles of change and growth to small groups of abused women on his ranch in Placerville, California. These principles are brought to life using interactions with horses from his ranch, and are proving instrumental in transforming their lives and instilling hope for the future. Read More

LGB Affirmative Therapy

The Center for LGBTQ Evidence-based Applied Researh (CLEAR) recently partnered with Innerlife STS to incorporate the CARS Minority Stress Scale into the Innerlife STS System. A description of this collaboration was presented at the 2014 APA annual convention in Washington DC. The scales were developed at The Gronowski Center, Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, California under the direction of the following primary investigators Professor Peter Goldblum, Ph.D., Principal Investigator; Professor Bruce Bongar, Ph. D.; Professor Joyce Chu, Ph.D.; Rebecca Floyd, Ph.D. Read More

Integrative Assessment of LGBTQ Clients

The Center for LGBTQ Evidence-based Applied Research (CLEAR) recently partnered with Innerlife STS to incorporate the CARS Integrative Assessment of LGBTQ Clients into the Innerlife STS System. A description of this collaboration was presented at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. The scales were developed at The Gronowski Center, Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, California under the direction of the following primary investigators Professor Peter Goldblum, Ph.D., MPH, Principal Investigator, and Rebecca Floyd, Ph.D. Read More