TEXAS-LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST DAVID J. DRUM, PHD RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
August 11, 2006, Washington, D.C. - The National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (National Register) Board of Directors today announced the presentation of its most prestigious award to Dr. David J. Drum, Ph.D. of Austin, Texas. National Register Executive Officer Judy E. Hall, Ph.D. will present the Alfred M. Wellner, Ph.D. Senior Career Psychologist Award to Dr. Drum at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, today. The award is named for the National Register's first executive officer and recognizes excellence in a National Register credentialed psychologist with more than ten years of postdoctoral experience.
According to Dr. Hall, "Dr. Drum epitomizes the true meaning of this award as demonstrated by his dedication to our profession, his compassion for those we seek to help, and his adherence to the highest standards of ethics.”
Dr. Drum was nominated for this award by George Hurley, Ph.D. National Register Vice President and Vice Chair, who is a Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland. In his nomination letter Dr. Hurley wrote, "Dr. Drum is an outstanding candidate for the Wellner memorial award as he has made a number of significant and exceptional contributions to the advancement of health service psychology in terms of standards for psychological practice and the design of psychology-based programs."
Dr. Drum is Professor of Educational Psychology, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, and Director of Counseling, Learning, and Career Services at the University of Texas at Austin. Some of Dr. Drum's many contributions to psychology include chairing credentialing bodies such as the Council of Credentialing Organizations in Professional Psychology, the American Board of Professional Psychology, and the National Register. He is also co-founder and coordinator of the research consortium of counseling and psychological services in higher education and author of health care and college campus service delivery and program development publications. In 2000, Dr. Drum was named Fellow of the Division of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy of the APA. In 2001, he received both the Distinguished Service Award from the Academy of Counseling Psychology and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors.
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