May 26, 2006 • Volume 14 Number 18

Janet Helms

Helms Wins APA Honor

Augustus Long Professor of Counseling Psychology Janet Helms, director of the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College, has been selected as a co-winner of the 2006 Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training Award by the American Psychological Association.

An APA statement called the award an acknowledgement of Helms' important roles as "a teacher, mentor and researcher," and noted her contribution "in racial identity theory that has shaped the psychological study of race and racism in the last 20 years."

Helms' achievements, the APA said, "are far reaching and have national and international implications for education and training at all levels of the educational pipeline."

Helms will receive the award at the APA annual convention in New Orleans in August.

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