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Division 29 Fellow Receives 2018 American Psychological Foundation Gold Medal for Life Achievement Award

I am very pleased to let you know that Marvin R. Goldfried, PhD, a Fellow of Division 29, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 APA/APF Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology.

Th​is award recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advance the application of psychology through methods, research, and/or application of psychological techniques to important practical problems. To be eligible, this research should have led to innovati​on​s in psychology, including but not limited to assessment, consultation, instruction​,​ or intervention. Additional criteria may include distinguished service, achievement of excellence, extraordinary recognition​,​ and significant contributions.

Marvin R. Goldfried is recognized for his enduring contributions to advancing the application of psychology. A preeminent psychotherapy scholar and dedicated mentor, his contributions have profoundly shaped the field and impacted generations of psychologists. Always a creative, outspoken innovator, he was instrumental in the development of behavior and cognitive-behavior therapies, and groundbreaking contributions on principles of change and psychotherapy process. Working tirelessly to bridge the gap between science and practice, he is the driving force behind the psychotherapy integration movement. His dedication to LGBT issues greatly contributed to LGBT research becoming part of mainstream psychology. His intellectual brilliance, dedication, and integrity has made him a luminary in the field.

Please join me ​in​ congratulating Marv on this extremely well​-​deserved honor!

​**Note: ​Nominations for the 2019 APA/APF Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology are now being accepted through June 1, 2018. For more information​,​ please contact Sharon Leiss, APA Staff Liaison ​([email protected] or 202-336-6188​)​ or check out the Gold Medal Awards ​here.

The APA/APF Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology recognizes a distinguished career and enduring contribution to advance the application of psychology through methods, research, and/or application of psychological techniques to important practical problems. Eligibility is typically limited to psychologists 65 years or older residing in North America. To be eligible, this research should have led to innovative applications in psychology, including but not limited to assessment, consultation, instruction or intervention. Research involving the original development of procedures, methodologies or technical skills that significantly improve the application of psychological knowledge and provide direct solutions to practical problems will be considered. Original integration of existing theories or knowledge is also eligible for consideration. Additional criteria may include distinguished service, achievement of excellence, extraordinary recognition and significant contributions.

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