HAWAI'I LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST CLARE M. ROUNTREE, PHD RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
June 17, 2008, Washington, D.C. - The National Register of Health Service Psychologists (National Register) Board of Directors today announced the winner of its award for early career psychologists. Clare M. Rountree, Ph.D., of Honolulu, Hawai'i, was named winner of the 2008 Judy E. Hall, Ph.D. Early Career Psychologist 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. Rountree in August during the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention in Boston, MA.
According to Dr. Hall, the National Register Board of Directors "was particularly impressed with Dr. Rountree's plan to develop a website for Native Americans that highlights psychologists representing different specializations in the field. The Board is delighted to present this prestigious award to such a deserving early career psychologist."
Dr. Rountree received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 2005 from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. She currently serves as the Program Manager for the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program at CARE Hawaii, Inc. in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Rountree also has a private practice serving adolescents and adults, and is Hawaii's only Registered Custody Evaluator, (R.C.E.), credentialed by the Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators (PACE) as an Acadmey Fellow. Her research interests include Native American mental health service delivery, and diversity issues in psychotherapy. Her website is www.rountreepsychology.com. Dr. Rountree has been credentialed by the National Register since May 2007.
About The National Register
The National Register is the largest credentialing organization for psychologists. The independent, non-profit organization was created in 1974 with the help of the American Psychological Association and the American Board of Professional Psychology. Today, the National Register is the leading source of information on nationally credentialed psychologists in health care. Psychologists who are awarded national registrant status have achieved the highest educational and professional standards in health care. Early career psychologists can accumulate the necessary credentials during their training so that when they apply for a license to practice, they also are ready to become registrants of the National Register. It is the only independent, credentialing body with a national level standard for verifying education and training qualifications, licensing, and ethical standards with more than 12,000 doctoral level psychologists in its database. The National Register is relied upon by the health care industry, state and provincial licensing boards, and consumers. National Register also provides this valuable information to consumers as a free referral service to top quality psychologists at www.findapsychologist.org.