As of April 30, the following psychologists have received Presidential Citations from APA President Pat DeLeon, PhD, JD, and APA President-elect Norine G. Johnson, PhD, for outstanding service in mental health work.
Citation for: Her essential contributions, tireless support and commitment to the profession of psychology and to the Hawaii Psychological Association over her past 20 years of service.
John A. Popplestone, PhD
Marion White McPherson, PhD
Citation for: Exceptional contributions in founding the Archives of the History of American Psychology at the University of Akron and guiding its development over the past 35 years.
Arizona State UniversityPrevention Research CenterCitation for: Outstanding research and training on the prevention of mental health problems of children and families in stressful situations of parental divorce, bereavement and poverty. This research has made important contributions to identifying sources of resilience and to developing effective programs that prevent mental health problems.
Citation for: Her essential contributions, tireless support and commitment to the profession of psychology, as well as to the Virginia Psychological Association and its four academies.
Robert Gresen, PhD
Citation for: His tireless and longstanding efforts to advance psychology in the U.S, Department of Veterans Affairs, for the benefit of the profession as well as the betterment of the nation's veterans. Throughout his career, Gresen has brought selflessness, deep integrity and a quiet strength to his leadership and advocacy for veterans, the VA and his profession.
Janet Matthews, PhD
Steven F. Davis, PhD
Citation for: Matthews's leadership roles in the Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA), most recently as Continuing Education chair who established SWPA's CE program, and for her tireless mentoring of students and junior colleagues, increasing female leadership, and her efforts in grooming future generations of SWPA leadership.
Davis's longstanding dedication to SWPA in his many leadership roles. He has worked tirelessly to assist the organization to maintain a standard of quality in its program, to find new blood and talent for the leadership of the organization, and to serve as a consultant to an endless number of consultees who rely on his historical knowledge of the functioning of the organization.
New Mexico Psychological Association Task Force
Thomas K. Sims, PhD
Daniel B. Matthews, PhD
Mary Claudia Kaven, PhD
Citation for: Distinguished service to the Legislative Task Force of the New Mexico Psychological Association in getting full mental health parity passed in the legislature. This makes New Mexico one of the few states that has full parity.