Robert Hatcher Receives Major APA Award

Professor Robert Hatcher (Psychology) has been named the 2015 recipient of the Award for Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training, bestowed by the American Psychological Association.

Hatcher was recognized for “his deep and abiding commitment to improving training for psychologists, for his leadership in developing practicum competencies, and for his vision for competency-based education in psychology,” according to the APA.

The highly prestigious honor acknowledges psychologists who contribute to new teaching methods or solutions to learning problems through the use of research findings or evidence-based practices. Particular emphasis is placed on the use of psychological knowledge to improve learning in educational settings, including prekindergarten to Grade 12, or in communities.

Hatcher, who serves as director of the GC’s Wellness Center, is Fellows Chair of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division 29). He is also on the editorial boards of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy Research, and Psychotherapy. His research interests include the therapeutic alliance, interpersonal measurement, practicum, and professional competencies.
His most recent journal article, “Interpersonal Competencies: Responsiveness, Technique, and Training in Psychotherapy,” was published last month in American Psychologist.
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Submitted on: DEC 9, 2015

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