American Psychological Foundation
Three distinguished psychologists have added their names to the growing list of major supporters in the American Psychological Foundation's Campaign for a New Era, which had raised $4.6 million as of Jan. 31. All three psychologists are longtime foundation supporters and members of APF's Leadership Cabinet.
Mathilda Canter, PhD
"Occasionally I have been known to spend a little more for something very special," Canter, who donated $10,000 to the campaign, laughs. "This time, I've really splurged, but on something so important that I don't even feel guilty! I've made this pledge because I want to give something back to psychology and I trust the foundation to use the funds both creatively and responsibly--for the public good, for psychology and for psychologists. My gift will help these things happen."
Canter is an independent practitioner who now limits her work to psychotherapy with adults. She has long been involved in the organizational leadership of her discipline, first in local and state psychological associations and her state psychology board, and then on the American Association of State Psychology Boards. Her APA service includes terms on the Board of Directors and Council of Representatives, presidency of Div. 29 (Psychotherapy) and chairing the Ethics Committee. Canter was recently re-elected to APA's Policy and Planning Board, which she chaired in 2000. Among her numerous awards from local, state and national groups, she received the APA 2000 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Applied Psychology as Professional Practice.
Raymond D. Fowler, PhD
Fowler has been APA executive vice president and chief executive officer for 12 years. Before his APA service, Fowler served on the faculty of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa for 30 years. He was appointed professor emeritus there in 1987. In the same year, he was appointed professor and head of the psychology department at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he served until June 1989.
"My wife, Sandy, and I included a bequest to the APF in our will many years ago," notes Fowler, "but we decided that some of it should be brought forward to support current activities. It is a good feeling to be participants in the outstanding work of the Foundation." Fowler donated $52,000 toward the campaign.
Recognized for his research on substance abuse, criminal behavior and personality assessment, Fowler pioneered the development of programs to reduce juvenile delinquency, the development of classification systems for juvenile justice and prison programs, and an innovative method of computer interpretation for the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. He has served as president of the Alabama Psychological Association, Southeastern Psychological Association and APA, and he is a distinguished practitioner of the National Academies of Practice. Among his most recent honors, Fowler received the Distinguished International Psychologist Award for 2000 from Div. 52 (International).
Harry Sands, PhD
Sands's career encompasses research, teaching, practice and advocacy. He began independent practice in psychotherapy in 1952, and has been actively engaged in practice advocacy and training issues from the very beginning of his career. In 1960 and again in 1976, he was elected president of the New York Society of Clinical Psychologists.
"My contribution to APF is a way to give back to psychology for the lifetime of joy and fulfillment it has given me by enabling me to help people professionally," says Sands of his $25,000 gift toward the campaign's goal. "The foundation is special because it provides us with the means to raise funds and contribute our own monies to create an endowment fund sufficient to support psychological research and training to meet society's needs."
Sands was a member of the organizing committee for the College of Professional Practice and was later elected to the college's board. Appointed to the faculty of the Center for Mental Health in New York City in 1973, Sands has trained a generation of postdoctoral psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists in psychoanalysis, and served there as chief executive officer from 1979 to 1988. He presently serves as a trustee and member of the executive committee at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. In 1985, he served as president of the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA), and then represented NYSPA on APA's Council of Representatives from 1988 to 1991.
Among his awards and honors are the Association for the Advancement of Psychology's Outstanding Advocate for Psychology Award (1997), the National Academies of Practice Distinguished Practitioner in Psychology Award (1995) and the APF Gold Medal Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Practice of Psychology (1995).