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Sad News of Our First President's Passing: Carl Zimet, Ph.D., ABPP
Dear Fellows of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology and all ABPP Specialists in Clinical Psychology
Sadly, I have to report the passing of Carl Zimet Thursday, November 19, 2015. The dear friend, colleague and first President of what was the Academy of Clinical Psychology (ACP), subsequently renamed, the American Academy of Clinical Psychology (AACP).
During the meeting that took place in 1993 that reorganized ABPP into Boards and Academies, we, of the Founding Board, had an easy choice in voting unanimously for Carl, to be our President. He was a well known figure in American psychology at the time and was able to provide the leadership that enabled this new organization, an Academy, to determine its own functions, goals and structure in representing ABPP Boarded Specialties. He did this with wisdom, grace and a wonderful sense of humor. Our good judgment in selecting Carl Zimet, was proven by his lengthy term in office that ran from 1993 to 2001. Needless to say, we held Carl in great esteem and his leadership was characterized by focus, constructive discussion and consistently taking place in a most congenial atmosphere.
We will dearly miss Dr. Carl Zimet.
On behalf of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, our condolences to Carl’s wife, Sue and their son, Greg, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Indiana.
Howard M. Cohen, PhD, ABPP, Fellow, AACP
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Member News from our Fellows
Immediate Past President, Dr. Lisa Grossman’s (Co-Editor, Dr. Steven Walfish) book,Translating Psychological Research into Practice was recently published by Springer (2013).
Jeffrey N. Wherry, Ph.D., ABPP has accepted a new position (Summer, 2014) as Director of the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center's (DCAC) Research Institute. The DCAC is one of the largest CAC's in the U.S.
Dr. Kenneth Herman, author of Secrets from the Sofa: A Psychologist's Guide to Achieving Personal Peace has just published Pop, Burst the Diet Bubble and Finally Lose Weight with his daughter Rebecca Cipriano, M.D. At 87, Dr. Herman continues to lecture about mental health issues and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative, a free primary medical care facility for the uninsured in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Former Academy Vice-President, Dr. Roger Brooke’s book, Jung and Phenomenology(Routledge, 1991) is being republished as a “Classic Edition” by Routledge (2014).
Dr. Robert Moss has had the following articles, among others, published, during the past year:
Moss, R. A. (2013). Neuropsychological Evaluation in an Adolescent with Cerebellar Hypoplasia Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Neurocase. 19, 85-89. doi: 10.1080/13554794.2011.654220
Moss, R. A. (2013). Psychotherapy and the brain: The dimensional systems model and clinical biopsychology. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 34, 63-89.
Moss, R. A. (2013). Givers and takers: Clinical biopsychological perspectives on relationship behavior patterns. International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy, 1, 31-46. doi:10.12744/ijnpt.2013.0031-0046
Moss, R. A. (2013). A clinical biopsychological theory of loss-related depression. International Journal of Neuropsychotherapy, 1(2), 56-65. doi: 10.12744/ijnpt.2013.0056-0065
Emeritus Fellow, Irving Gottesman, Ph.D., recently received the Joseph Zubin Award from the American PsychoPathological Association. The Zubin Award is awarded to those who have made important contributions to the science of psychopathology.
Dr. Robin Rosenberg had the following books published during the past year:
Rosenberg, R. S., & Kosslyn, S. M. (2014). Abnormal Psychology, second edition. New York: Worth Publishers.
Rosenberg, R. S. (2013). (Ed). Our Superheroes, Ourselves. New York: Oxford University Press.
Rosenberg, R. S., & Coogan, P. (2013). (Eds). What is a Superhero? New York: Oxford University Press.
Rosenberg, R. S. (2013). Superhero Origins: What Makes Superheroes Tick and Why We Care. CreateSpace.
Dr. Jon Mills recently won the Goethe Award for Best Book in 2012 for Conundrums: A Critique of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (New York: Routledge) given by the Section on Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic Psychology of the Canadian Psychological Association. He also recently won a Gradiva Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis in New York City for Best TV program for his TV series The Talking Cure, which was produced by Rogers Television and aired from 2012-2013. He has a forthcoming book, Underworlds: Philosophies of the Unconscious from Psychoanalysis to Metaphysics(Routledge, 2014).
Dr. Lisa Grossman will be awarded the Rosalie Weiss Award by the American Psychological Foundation at the APA Annual Convention this year in Washington, D.C. This award recognizes “outstanding leadership” in psychology.
Dr. John Clapp received the 2013 Francis Peabody, MD Caregiver Award from the Navy's Bureau of Medicine's (BUMED) Director, the Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control (NCCOSC), “For the consistent and compassionate care of Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers suffering with combat and operational stress conditions."
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