Barry S. Anton is an American psychologist. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Puget Sound, has practiced clinical psychology and neuropsychology, has authored a clinical psychology textbook, and served as the president of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2015.
Anton earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and a Ph.D. from Colorado State University before completing postgraduate training in child and adolescent clinical psychology and neuropsychology. He is a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Puget Sound. He spent more than 30 years associated with the University of Puget Sound.
In 1985, Anton opened a private practice in conjunction with a psychiatrist, and the practice expanded to include nurse practitioners and social workers. He was the co-author of a textbook, Introduction to Clinical Psychology. He has been an oral examiner for the American Board of Professional Psychology.
In 1997, Anton received the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Award for Advocacy from APA Division 31 (State, Provincial & Territorial Affairs). After serving on several APA task forces, Anton became president-elect in 2014 and APA president in 2015. Anton said that a focus of his presidency would be future opportunities for early-career psychologists. During his term as president, APA introduced policies that prohibited psychologists from participating in national security interrogations.