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  • Founder Awardby the American Psychological Foundation, for the establishment of 10 annual scholarships, for licensed clinical psychologists and psychology graduate students, who are studying for their Master's degrees in Clinical Psychopharmacology, given at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention (2017)
  • Presidential Award, in recognition of outstanding service to Division 56 (Division of Trauma Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, given at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention (2017)
  • Illinois Psychological Association 2016 Presidential Recognition Award "In Appreciation for Exceptional Contributions to the Illinois Psychological Association and the Expansion of Scope of Practice of Psychology in Illinois," at the Illinois Psychological Association Convention (2016)
  • Alfred M. Wellner, Ph.D., Lifetime Achievement Award, from the National Register of Health Service Providers at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention (2016)
  • Luminary Award by the American Psychological Foundation at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention (2016)
  • Karl F. Heiser American Psychological Association (APA) Presidential Award for Advocacy at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention (2015)
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Presidential Citation for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Professional Psychology at the February meeting of the American Psychological Association's Governing Council (2015)
  • Distinguished Illinois Psychologist by the Illinois Psychological Association at the Illinois Psychological Association's Annual Convention (2014)
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy at the National Level, by APA Division 55 (American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy) at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention (2014)
  • National Outstanding Psychologist Award by APA Division 31 (Division of State, Provincial, and Territorial Affairs) at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention (2014)
  • Outstanding Advocacy Award in Professional Psychology by Alliant International University at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention (2014)
  • Mentor Award by the American Psychological Foundation at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention (2014)
  • Certificate for Meritorious Service as President of the Illinois Psychological Association by the Illinois Psychological Association at the final meeting of the Illinois Psychological Association's Governing Council (2014)
  • Distinguished Community Service Award by the Princeton University Club of Chicago at the Annual Meeting of the Princeton University Club of Chicago (2013)
  • Distinguished Illinois Psychologist by the Illinois Psychological Association at the Illinois Psychological Association's Annual Convention  (2012)
  • Certificate for Meritorious Service as President of the Illinois Psychological Association by the Illinois Psychological Association at the final meeting of the Illinois Psychological Association's Governing Council (2012)
  • Member, First Delegation of Psychologists to Cuba with the American Psychological Association (2012)
  • Advocate Award for Outstanding Support of Professional Psychology by The American Psychological Foundation at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention (2010)
  • Recognition Award for Outstanding Contributions to Professional Psychology by Alliant International University at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention (2009)
  • Presidential Citation in Recognition of Outstanding Support for the Division 18 – Alliant International University Partnership in the RxP Training of Public Service Psychologists by APA Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service)at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention (2008)
  • National Outstanding Leadership Award by APA Division 55 (American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy) at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention (2007)
  • Distinguished Practitioner, National Academies of Practice in Psychology (2007)
  • Principal Recipient of Research Grant for the Study of Underserved Urban Populations and their Attitudes toward Health Providers and Prescribing Psychologists by APA Division 55 (American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy) (2007)
  • National Leadership Award, Presidential Citation by APA Division 55 (American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy)at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention (2005)
  • Leadership Award, Refuge House:  A Shelter for Battered Women and their Children, on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary Celebration (2003)


Association awards

  • Award to the Illinois Psychological Association's State Legislative Champions:  APAPO Outstanding Legislators of the Year Award (2016) to:  Senator Don Harmon, President Pro-tem of the Illinois State Senate (D); Senator Dave Syverson (R); Representative John Bradley (D); (former) Representative Raymond Poe (R) by the APA Practice Organization at the APA State Leadership Conference
  • Award to the Illinois Psychological Association (2015):  Outstanding State Association by APA Division 31 (Division of State, Provincial, and Territorial Affairs) at the APA State Leadership Conference
  • Award to the Illinois Psychological Association (2011): State Provincial, and Territorial Association Diversity Award for advancing and sustaining diversity for its members and leadership by APA Division 31 (Division of State, Provincial, and Territorial Affairs) at the APA State Leadership Conference

Awards & Accomplishments

Outstanding Leadership Award from Clay Ciha, CEO, Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, AMITA Health (2019)


Founders Award from Refuge House, on its 40th Birthday, Tallahassee, Florida (2018)


Chicago Social Impact Leader Award from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (2018)


Outstanding Psychologist Award from the Illinois Psychological Association, at the Illinois Psychological Association Convention (2017)


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