CLGBTC 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award

The Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns presented its 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award to Robert-Jay Green, PhD, during the APA annual convention in Orlando, Fla.

Robert-Jay Green, PhD

In recognition of his contributions to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender research, clinical training and social policy. Dr. Green is a prolific published scholar and has served on the editorial boards of eight professional journals. He has directed large studies on same-sex and opposite-sex couples, same-sex marriage, surrogacy with gay fathers and gay-affirmative high school education. A pioneer in bridging family and couples psychology and LGBT therapy, Green was the first to systematically broach LGBT issues within mainstream family and couples therapy journals and remains a leading scholar in this area. As the founder of the Rockway Institute, a national center for LGBT psychology research, education and public policy, Green has realized his vision to apply LGBT research to counter anti-gay prejudice by informing the media, public education and public policy, and by training mental health professionals to be more effective practitioners and communicators about LGBT issues. For more than 30 years, Dr. Green has been a leading scholar, teacher, mentor, activist and shaper of public policy.