Faculty Receive Prominent Awards at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention

Alliant International University is heading toward another successful American Psychological Association (APA) annual convention in 2012. In addition to more than 85 presentations at this year’s conference, five faculty members from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) and one student from the California School of Forensic Studies (CSFS) informed the University that they will be recognized for an award during the APA 2012 Annual Convention being held August 2-5, 2012 in Orlando, FL.
 
  • Dr. Robert-Jay Green, distinguished professor in San Francisco, is the recipient of the “Outstanding Achievement Award” from the APA's Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns. The award will be presented at the APA Division 44 awards ceremony on Saturday, August 4, 2012, 3:00 PM, held in the Peabody Grand Ballroom V, at the Peabody Orlando Hotel.

  • Dr. Debra Kawahara, associate professor in San Diego, is the recipient of the Division 35, The Society for the Psychology of Women, Section 5, Pioneer Award. Dr. Kawahara will receive her awards on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 4 PM during the Division's award ceremony. 

  • Dr. Rhoda Olkin, distinguished professor in San Francisco, is the recipient of the "Distinguished Contribution to Disability Issues in Psychology Award” from the APA Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology. The award will be presented at a reception where Dr. Olkin will give a keynote address, which will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 6 PM, at the Peabody Orlando Hotel, Celebration Room 16.

  • Dr. Natalie Porter, professor in San Francisco, is being inducted as a Fellow of APA Division 44, The Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues, during their social hour at the annual convention. The social hour will be held at The Peabody Orlando Hotel in Grand Ballroom V, on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 4 PM.  

  • Dr. Susan Regas, professor in Los Angeles, is the recipient of the James W. Maddock Award from APA Division 43, The Society of Family Psychology, for outstanding teaching in honor of her emphasis on the importance of including sexuality and sex therapy in doctoral level psychology programs. The award will be presented to Dr. Regas during the Division 43 social hour on Friday, August 3, 2012, 6 PM at The Peabody Orlando Hotel in Grand Ballroom V.

  • CSFS student in Los Angeles Ryanne Colbert won a dissertation award from APA Division 18, Psychologists in Public Service, Police and Public Safety Section. Her dissertation is entitled, “Exploring the Ability of Pre-employment Screening Measures to Identify Police Officers who Commit Crimes.” The award will be presented at the Police and Public Safety Mini-conference held on August 1, 2012 and hosted by the Orlando Police Department.    
Congratulations to all!