Friedlander Receives Award for Lifetime Achievement in Research on Psychotherapy

Albany, NY (July 30, 2010) - Myrna Friedlander, Ph.D., Educational and Counseling Psychology, has been selected as recipient of a 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award for Research on Psychotherapy Process and Outcome

Friedlander, MyrnaThe award is given by the Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science, within the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) of the American Psychological Association (APA) to recognize an individual for a career of accomplishment in psychotherapy research. Dr. Friedlander will be honored at the 118th annual convention of the APA in August.

Dr. Friedlander joined the School of Education’s Division of Counseling Psychology in 1981 and is currently the Director of Doctoral Training. She has served as clinician, educator, supervisor, and consultant in a variety of schools, counseling centers, hospitals, and community agencies. She is the 2001-2002 recipient of the Distinguished Psychologist Award from the Psychological Association of Northeastern New York. Dr. Friedlander's research on the process of counseling and psychotherapy has appeared in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, Professional Psychology, Family Process, the Journal of Family Psychology, and the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, among others.

In 1999, Dr. Friedlander received the President’s Award for Excellence in Research. Her current work concerns therapeutic change processes in family therapy. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology; she is a member of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, and is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Albany Medical College. She is currently an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy and Psychotherapy Research.

The APA’s Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) was founded in 1946 to promote personal, educational, vocational, and group adjustment in a variety of settings. The Section for the Promotion of Psychotherapy Science encourages and facilitates counseling and psychotherapy process and outcome research as well as the application of such research to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy.  It also informs the profession and the public regarding the research and its applications.