Award for Distinguished Contributions to Knowledge
Marvin R. Goldfried, PhD
Goldfried, professor of psychology and psychiatry at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is being recognized for his clinical and research contributions in such areas as behavioral assessment, cognitive-behavior therapy, psychotherapy integration, and psychotherapy process and outcome research.
Goldfried received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Buffalo (now the State University of New York at Buffalo) in 1961. His first teaching position was at the University of Rochester, after which he moved to the then little-known psychology department at Stony Brook, where he became actively involved with a number of other young and energetic colleagues in establishing the graduate program in clinical psychology.
Recently, he has become actively involved in gay, lesbian and bisexual issues. In addition to his teaching, clinical supervision and research, he maintains a limited practice of psychotherapy in New York City. He is a diplomate in clinical psychology, recipient of the Distinguished Psychologist awards from APA's Divs. 12 (Clinical) and 29 (Psychotherapy), and past-president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research. He is the founding editor of the journal In Session: Psychotherapy in Practice. He is on the editorial board of several professional journals, and author of numerous journal articles and chapters. His book, "Clinical Behavior Therapy," with co-author Gerald C. Davison, is listed as a Social Science Citation Classic. His other books include "Rorschach Handbook of Clinical and Research Applications" (co-authored with George Stricker and Irving B. Weiner); "Behavior Change Through Self-Control" (co-edited with Michael Merbaum); "Converging Themes in Psychotherapy: Handbook of Psychotherapy Integration" (co-edited with John C. Norcross); and "How Therapists Change: Personal and Professional Reflections."
Goldfried is co-founder of the Society for the Exploration of Psycho- therapy Integration, and founder of the recently organized network, AFFIRM: Psychologists Affirming their Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Family, a group dedicated to supporting gay/lesbian/ bisexual relatives and both clinical and research work in this area.
Distinguished Contributions to Applied Psychology as a Professional Practice
Reuben J. Silver, PhD
Silver, a clinical ABPP, and a Distinguished Psychology Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice, is being honored for his outstanding work in professional practice.
After obtaining his doctorate in psychology from New York University, Silver moved to Minnesota, where he joined a mental health clinic that was being formed. A few years later, he migrated to the faculty of Minnesota's Medical School.
Silver was with the Albany Medical College from 1962 until his appointment as professor emeritus in 2000. During that time, he served as head of the section of psychology, and director of the Psychiatry Clinic. In addition, he has maintained a private practice. In the 1970s, Silver and colleagues developed a consortium psychology internship, where he influenced more than 150 budding clinicians. Perhaps his greatest impact on the interns has been his commitment to professional issues.
During his time in Albany, he served as president of the New York State Psychological Association, chair of the State Board of Psychology, chair of the New York State Medical Access Review Committee, and founding president of the New York State Association of Medical School Psychology Directors.
Among his awards are the Karl Heiser Award, from APA; the Williams Award, from NYSPA; the Distinguished Educator Award from the Association of Medical School Psychologists, and the Lifetime Advocacy Award from the Association for the Advancement of Psychology.
Award for Distinguished Contributions to Public Service
JoAnne Pedro-Carroll, PhD
Pedro-Carroll, director of Programs for Families in Transition at the Children's Institute (formerly Primary Mental Health Project) and an associate professor of clinical and social psychology at the University of Rochester, is being honored for her work on behalf of children.
She is the founder and director of the Children of Divorce Intervention Program (CODIP), an award-winning prevention program for kindergarten through eighth-grade children who are dealing with the challenge of family disruption. The Children of Divorce Intervention Program was the 1991 recipient of the National Mental Health Association's Lela Rowland Prevention Award.
Pedro-Carroll's areas of research include the effects of marital disruption on children; factors that moderate post-divorce child adjustment; and the development, implementation and evaluation of preventive interventions for children experiencing stressful life circumstances. In 1997 she co-founded ACTFor the Children, a court-based preventive intervention for separating parents, designed to reduce the negative impact of a breakup on children and to teach parents skills to protect their children from the toxic effects of ongoing conflict and to foster their resilience.
Pedro-Carroll lectures locally and nationally and provides consultation and training on children's issues to schools, courts and service organizations. An APA fellow, she has written extensively on issues relating to children, families and preventive interventions.