Ellis Receives 2010 Distinguished Professional Achievement Award

Albany, NY (July 29, 2010) - Michael V. Ellis, Educational and Counseling Psychology, has been selected as recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Professional Achievement Award in Supervision and Training from the Supervision and Training Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) of the American Psychological Association (APA). 

Ellis, Michael VThis award honors counseling psychologists who significantly advance the field's knowledge of supervision and training in counseling and counseling psychology.  The purpose of the award is to encourage and reward continuous and outstanding endeavors in areas related to counselor training and clinical supervision through research, practice, training, advocacy, scholarship, and/or mentoring.  Dr. Ellis will be presented with the award at the 118th annual convention of the APA in August.

Dr. Ellis joined the School of Education’s Division of Counseling Psychology in 1984. His research interests include clinical supervision, supervisor training, clinical judgment, and research methodology and statistical issues. He has published book chapters, monographs, and articles on these topics in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, Counselor Education and Supervision, The Clinical Supervisor, and the Journal of Counseling and Development. He also presents regularly with students at national conferences. In 1993, Dr. Ellis was a Fulbright Scholar in Trinidad and Tobago. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and an Approved Clinical Supervisor.

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 Supervision and Training Section (STS) is dedicated to those interested or engaged in training or supervising mental health service providers, including students, professional therapists-counselors, psychologists, and clinical supervisors. Specifically, the Section strives to promote multi-culturally sensitive research, teaching, practice, as well as public interest in therapist training, clinical supervision, and supervisor training.