APA Honors Lynch School Professor, Doctoral Program
On Thursday, August 1, 2013, the American Psychological Association (APA) recognized the Lynch School of Education with two awards during its Annual Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Lynch School Professor David L. Blustein received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Vocational Psychology from the Society for Vocational Psychology, a Section of the Division of Counseling Psychology. This prestigious award recognizes lifetime achievement in research or practice in vocational psychology.
The Counseling Psychology doctoral program at the Lynch School of Education was also presented with the 2013 Richard Suinn Minority Achievement Award, awarded by the American Psychological Association's Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training II (CEMRRAT2) Task Force.
"[We] were very impressed by your program's commitment to diversity through your diligent work in the areas of recruitment, retention and training," said the CEMRRAT2 Task Force.
The Suinn Award is presented each year to a program that has demonstrated excellence in the recruitment, retention and graduation of ethnic minority students. Programs are rewarded as a measure of their overall commitment to cultural diversity in all phases of departmental activity; the number and percentage of ethnic minority students enrolled; and the percentage of ethnic minority students who earned doctorates in the past five years.
The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with more than 134,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.
Their mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.