WASHINGTON STATE-LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST DOUGLAS W. LANE, PhD RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
August 11, 2006, Washington, D.C. - The National Register of Health Service Psychologists (National Register) Board of Directors today announced the winner of its new award for early career psychologists. Douglas W. Lane, Ph.D., of Pullman, Washington, has been named winner of the Judy E. Hall, Ph.D. Award. The award is named for the National Register's current executive officer, Judy E. Hall, Ph.D., and recognizes excellence in a nationally credentialed psychologist with less than ten years of postdoctoral experience. Dr. Hall is presenting the early career psychologist award to Dr. Lane at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, today.
According to Dr. Hall, "Dr. Lane epitomizes the future for credentialed psychologists. He is dedicated to seeking new and more effectual methods of treatment and consistently demonstrates a commitment to those we seek to help, while maintaining the highest standards of ethics."
Dr. Lane received his doctoral degree from the University of Kansas in 2001 in clinical psychology. He has just joined the clinical psychology faculty at Washington State University where he intends to focus on geriatric neuropsychology, geropsychology, and rural health services. Dr. Lane has been a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Medical Department and served on active duty overseas following 9/11. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine with a brief stopover in upstate New York where he is also licensed, he has been at Fort Lewis, Washington. As a civilian clinical psychologist in the Department of Behavioral Health of Madigan Army Medical Center at Fort Lewis, Dr. Lane served on a disaster response team, provided supervision of psychology interns, and provided a wide variety of direct health care services.
When informed of his selection to receive this award, Dr. Lane said, "While the financial benefits of the Hall Award are most certainly substantial, even more meaningful is the professional validation it conveys. Receiving this award signifies the approval of more advanced members of the profession for work done so far, and the encouragement to continue in a career that has been thusly founded. There is arguably no greater source of acknowledgment for an early career professional than this."
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