Congratulations to Jeff Barnett, Psy.D., ABPP, who received the American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent Practice on August 7, 2010.
Dr. Barnett received this award "for outstanding, distinguised and meritiourious service in serveral areas of professional practice, especially in the areas of professional ethics and psychotherapy treatment," according to the offical press release issued by the APA. They went on to add, "Dr. Barnett has produced hundreds of high quality publications, workshops and symposia that have had widespread impact. He has provided visionary leadership service and outstanding legislative advocacy. He is well known for his quality mentoring of students, early career professionals and members of diverse groups. He tackles projects, causes and support of people witha spirit of enthusiasm, passion and care that is quite unique. He is acknowledged, respected and honored by all who know him."
Dr. Barnett has served in numerous leadership roles including president of the Mayrland Psychological Association (MPA); in APA he served as president of Divisions 29, 31 and 42. He has served on APA's Council of Representatives for six years and is a trustee of the Association for the Advancement of Psychology. He also served as chair of APA's Board of Convention Affairs and is presently chair of APA's Ethics Committee. He is also the current associate editor of the APA journal Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.
Dr. Barnett's professional interests reflected in his numerous publications and presentations include ethics, legal and professional practice issues in psychology; mentoring students and early career psychologists; working to advance diveristy in our profession; and advocacy.