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Besides those honored during the opening session, other psychologists received presidential citations for their influential work from APA President Ronald F. Levant, EdD, during APA's 2005 Annual Convention:

  • Ronald Bassman, PhD, for his efforts to empower consumers and eliminate stigma and discrimination for those with serious mental illness.

  • Dorothy W. Cantor, PsyD, president of the American Psychological Foundation (APF), chair of the APF Campaign Leadership Cabinet and 1996 APA president, for her dedication and leadership.

  • Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD, JD, 2000 APA president, for his long-standing, courageous support of advocacy on behalf of psychology, APA and psychologists.

  • Ronald E. Fox, PhD, 1994 APA president, for his vision, leadership and dedication to psychology and practice.

  • Frederick J. Frese, III, PhD, for his leadership in promoting psychologist involvement in the development of services for individuals with serious mental illness.

  • BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya, PhD, for her leadership in coordinating the 2005 Multicultural Summit and promoting culturally competent education, training, research and practice.

  • James Georgoulakis, PhD, for his decade-long commitment to the goal of APA to expand the range and scope of practice for psychology.

  • Angela R. Gillem, PhD, for her leadership in coordinating the 2005 Multicultural Summit and promoting culturally competent education, training, research and practice.

  • Norine G. Johnson, PhD, 2001 APA president, for her leadership and vision during a brilliant career of dedicated service to psychology and the public.

  • Ronald C. Kessler, PhD, for his scholarly leadership and groundbreaking research on the epidemiology of mental health disorders in the United States and worldwide.

  • Ting-Kai Li, MD, director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, for his research achievements and strong support of psychologists engaged in alcohol research.

  • Jennifer Loukissas, "Real Men. Real Depression." outreach coordinator for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), for her pioneering work in implementing the campaign.

  • Thomas O'Connor, former executive officer of the California Board of Psychology, for his extraordinary leadership and dedication to psychology's ideals and development as a profession.

  • William D. Parham, PhD, for his leadership in coordinating the 2005 Multicultural Summit and promoting culturally competent education, training, research and practice.

  • Antonio E. Puente, PhD, for his dedication to advancing the recognition of psychological services and for his sustained advocacy of psychology.

  • Robert J. Resnick, PhD, 1995 APA president, for his excellence in leadership advocating for prescriptive authority for specially trained psychologists.

  • Sandy Shmookler, special assistant to the Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools, for her outstanding contributions to the day-to-day success of APA's Center for Psychology in Schools and Education.

  • Henry Tomes, PhD, executive director of the APA Public Interest Directorate, for his insight and distinguished contributions to psychology and our society.

  • Luis A. Vasquez, PhD, for his leadership in coordinating the 2005 Multicultural Summit and promoting culturally competent education, training, research and practice.

  • Nora D. Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, for her research achievements and strong support of psychologists engaged in drug abuse research.

  • Bryant L. Welch, PhD, JD, for his seminal and unique contributions to the advancement of psychology.

  • Daisy Whittemore, NIMH "Real Men. Real Depression." campaign manager, for her pioneering work in developing the campaign.

  • Jack G. Wiggins Jr., PhD, 1992 APA president, for his continuous and exceptional leadership in gaining prescriptive authority for appropriately trained psychologists.

--K. LEWIS

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