Susan Phillips Receives Award for Lifetime Contributions to Counseling Psychology

Susan D. PhillipsSusan D. Phillips has been awarded the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP) 2009 Award for Lifetime Contributions to Education and Training in Counseling Psychology.

The award recognizes faculty who have distinguished themselves through significant, long-term service and contributions to education and training in counseling psychology, and was presented at the 117th annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Toronto.  Dr. Phillips was acknowledged for her instrumental role in shaping and advancing education and training in counseling psychology over the past 30 years.  This award continues her long record of contributions and achievement in Counseling Psychology.

Dr. Phillips currently serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University at Albany and holds appointment as Professor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology.  She earned the UAlbany Award for Excellence in Teaching and the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in1995.

Dr. Phillips is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, is a licensed psychologist, and was the 1991 recipient of the American Psychological Association Division of Counseling Psychology John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Personality and Career Research.  In 1998 she was named Distinguished Psychologist by the Psychological Association of Northeastern New York.  She chaired the American Psychological Association's Committee on Accreditation - one of the nation's largest professional accrediting agencies.  In 2004 she received the National School Development Council Cooperative Leadership Award. She is Chair of the Joint Designation Committee of the National Register/American Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, and was appointed by the New York State Board of Regents to their policy advisory group, the Professional Standards and Practices Board for Teaching. An internationally renowned scholar in vocational psychology, Dr. Phillips' research focuses on decision making and career development.

Read the University at Albany News Release.