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Jeffrey Barnett, Psy.D., ABPP, Honored with Lifetime Psychology Award

The Maryland Psychological Association chose Associate Dean, Jeffrey Barnett, Psy.D., ABPP, as the recipient of their 2016 Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology Award in recognition of his exceptional contribution to psychology and the association.

Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP is the Associate Dean for the Social Sciences and Graduate Programs, and Professor of Psychology, here at Loyola University Maryland. He is a licensed psychologist who is Board Certified in Clinical Psychology and in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Additionally, he is a distinguished practitioner of the National Academies of Practice. He is a fellow of five APA divisions and has a long history of service and meaningful contributions to the profession of psychology. Dr. Barnett has held numerous appointed and elected leadership positions in organized psychology to include serving as the President of the Maryland Psychological Association (MPA) and the President of three APA divisions (Psychotherapy; Independent Practice; State, Provincial, and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs). He also served two terms as MPA's representative on APA's Council of Representatives. Dr. Barnett has been the Chair of the APA Ethics Committee, the APA Board of Convention Affairs, and the APA Fellows Committee. Additionally, he chaired and coordinated the Karl F. Heiser APA Presidential Awards for Advocacy for 12 years (having previously received this award for his successful advocacy work) and has served on two APA Presidential Task Forces. He also has served on the Board of Trustees of the Association for the Advancement of Psychology and was Vice-Chair of the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Since 2010 he has been the Chair of the Publications Board of APA's Division of Psychotherapy and was chair of the ethics committee of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He also has served in numerous other appointed and elected positions within organized psychology.

Dr. Barnett has been at the forefront of the profession in advocacy activities, scholarship, practice, service to the profession, and in his mentoring of countless graduate students and early career psychologists. As a scholar, he has published 10 books (with two more in press) and over 250 other publications and he has given over 350 presentations, both continuing education workshops and at professional conferences, with over 100 student co-authors and co-presenters.  Dr. Barnett created the review course for the Maryland jurisprudence exam and offered it 51 times to approximately 1000 individuals between 2000 and 2010. Through his many publications and presentations Dr. Barnett has made major contributions in ethics and ethics education, online education, mentoring, boundaries and multiple relationships, self-care and the promotion of psychological wellness, clinical supervision, telepsychology, integrating religion and spirituality into clinical practice, the business of practice, and integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine into clinical practice. He also has been the senior Associate Editor of the journal Professional Psychology: Research and Practice and the creator and editor of its Focus on Ethics section, and he currently serves on the editorial boards of 10 peer reviewed journals. In 1996 as President of MPA he was the leading proponent behind the creation of the MPA Graduate Student Committee, which later became MPAGS, serving as its advisor for many years. His legislative advocacy to advance our profession includes leading the effort to change the laws in Maryland to allow for licensure at the receipt of the doctoral degree, to require a minimum of three hours of continuing education in ethics, law, or risk management in each two-year license renewal cycle; and to ensure that Licensed Professional Counselors in Maryland must meet certain education, experience, and knowledge requirements to provide certain professional services to include psychological testing. Most recently he successfully advocated for changing the state jurisprudence exam to be an open-book online exam.