1/11/17: APF and National Register Have Awarded Two $10,000 Grants Through IPF

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists congratulate the recipients of two $10,000 grants to fund new internship positions through the Internship Partnership Fund. The grant recipients are Children's Hospital Colorado and the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Internship Training in Clinical Psychology. Learn more

1/4/17: June W. J. Ching, PhD, ABPP, Elected to National Register Board of Directors

At its December meeting, the National Register Board of Directors elected June W. J. Ching, PhD, ABPP, to a four-year term beginning January 1, 2017. She has been credentialed by the National Register since 1982. Learn more about Dr. Ching.

1/4/17: Molly S. Clark, PhD, ABPP, Re-Elected to National Register Board of Directors

At its December meeting, the National Register Board of Directors re-elected Molly S. Clark, PhD, ABPP, to a four-year term beginning January 1, 2017. She has served as Vice Chair for the Board since 2013 and has been credentialed by the National Register since 2010. Learn more about Dr. Clark.

1/4/17: Sarah F. Shelton, PsyD, MPH, MSCP, Re-Elected to National Register Board of Directors

At its December meeting, the National Register Board of Directors re-elected Sarah F. Shelton, PsyD, MPH, MSCP, to a four-year term beginning January 1, 2017. She has been credentialed by the National Register since 2007. Learn more about Dr. Shelton.

6/23/16: John D. Robinson, EdD, ABPP, Named 2016 Alfred M. Wellner Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

The 2016 Alfred M. Wellner Lifetime Achievement Award was given to John D. Robinson, EdD, ABPP. This award, named after the first Executive Officer, Alfred M. Wellner, PhD, is the highest honor bestowed on a Registrant by the National Register to commemorate numerous and significant contributions to psychology during a distinguished career. Learn more about Dr. Robinson.

6/23/16: Beth N. Rom-Rymer, PhD, Named 2016 Alfred M. Wellner Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

The 2016 Alfred M. Wellner Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Beth N. Rom-Rymer, PhD. This award, named after the first Executive Officer, Alfred M. Wellner, PhD, is the highest honor bestowed on a Registrant by the National Register to commemorate numerous and significant contributions to psychology during a distinguished career. Learn more about Dr. Rom-Rymer.

6/23/16: Robyn L. Gobin, PhD, Named 2016 Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award Winner

The 2016 Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award was given to Robyn L. Gobin, PhD. The award, named after the Executive Officer from 1990 to 2013, recognizes excellence in a National Register credentialed psychologist with fewer than ten years of postdoctoral experience, and the associated $2,500 stipend supports a project that advances the mission, vision, and values of the National Register. Learn more about Dr. Gobin.

6/23/16: Omar G. Gudiño, PhD, ABPP, Named 2016 Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award Winner

The 2016 Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award was given to Omar G. Gudiño, PhD, ABPP. The award, named after the Executive Officer from 1990 to 2013, recognizes excellence in a National Register credentialed psychologist with fewer than ten years of postdoctoral experience, and the associated $2,500 stipend supports a project that advances the mission, vision, and values of the National Register. Learn more about Dr. Gudiño.

12/16/15: Patricia Logan, PhD, Elected to National Register Board of Directors

At its November meeting, the National Register Board of Directors elected Patricia Logan, PhD, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, to a four-year term beginning January 1, 2016. Dr. Logan has been credentialed by the National Register since 2011. Learn more about Dr. Logan.

12/16/15: Erica H. Wise, PhD, Re-Elected to National Register Board of Directors

At its November meeting, the National Register Board of Directors re-elected Erica H. Wise, PhD, Clinical Professor and Director of the Psychology Training Clinic for the Department of Psychology at UNC-Chapel Hill, to a four-year term beginning January 1, 2016. She has served as Secretary of the Board since 2013 and has been credentialed by the National Register since 1992. Learn more about Dr. Wise.

10/20/15: Anthony O. Ahmed, PhD, Receives Judy E. Hall ECP Award

The 2015 Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award was given to Anthony O. Ahmed, PhD. The award, named after the Executive Officer from 1990 to 2013, supports a project that advances the mission, vision, and values of the National Register, and recognizes excellence in a National Register credentialed psychologist with fewer than ten years of postdoctoral experience. Learn more about Dr. Ahmed.

6/4/2014: John C. Norcross, PhD, Receives National Register Lifetime Achievement Award

The 2014 Wellner Award winner is John C. Norcross, PhD. This award, named in honor of the first National Register Executive Officer, is the highest honor bestowed on a psychologist by the National Register to commemorate numerous and significant contributions to psychology. Learn more about Dr. Norcross.

6/4/2014: Erlanger A. Turner, PhD, Receives National Register Award for Excellence

The 2014 Hall ECP Award winner is Erlanger A. Turner, PhD. Named after the National Register’s Executive Officer from 1990 to 2013, this award supports a project that advances the mission, vision, and values of the National Register, and recognizes excellence in a nationally credentialed psychologist with less than ten years of postdoctoral experience. Learn more about Dr. Turner.

6/4/2014: Raymond A. Folen, PhD, Re-elected National Register of Health Service Psychologists Board of Directors

Dr. Folen, who has served as Chair of the Board since 2012, was re-elected for a second term. Dr. Folen’s research and professional interests include primary care psychology, telehealth, psychopharmacology and biofeedback. Learn more about Dr. Folen.

6/4/2014: Michael H. LeBlond, PhD, MBA, Elected to National Register of Health Service Psychologists Board of Directors

Dr. LeBlond spent more than 20 years in the high technology and internet industries before rededicating his life to giving back to the community through psychology. He is the founder and CEO of WebPsychology, LLC. Learn more about Dr. LeBlond.

6/4/2014: Joshua P. Henry, JD, Elected to National Register of Health Service Psychologists Board of Directors

Mr. Henry is a Partner at Wells, Marble & Hurst, PLLC, where he specializes in complex commercial litigation. He has commited his life to public service, having served on the Board of a number of national nonprofits. Learn more about Mr. Henry.

6/13/2013: Roger P. Greenberg, PhD, receives National Award for Excellence

Roger_GreenbergJune 13, 2013, Washington DC – The National Register of Health Service Psychologists Board of Directors today announced the presentation of the Alfred M. Wellner Distinguished Career Award to Roger P. Greenberg, PhD, of Syracuse, NY.

Named for the National Register’s first Executive Officer, Alfred M. Wellner, PhD, this award honors an individual for their significant contributions to psychology over a distinguished career.

Dr. Greenberg is a Distinguished Professor at State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, where he has served as a mentor, teacher, and clinical supervisor to hundreds of psychology trainees, psychiatric residents, and medical students. For more than 35 years Dr. Greenberg has assessed programs and student performance, serving as a site visitor for accreditation of psychology training programs.

Upon receiving the award, Dr. Greenberg said, “It was wonderful to receive the news of my selection for the National Register Alfred B. Wellner Distinguished Career Award. The acknowledgment of my efforts in the field means a great deal to me. It is particularly remarkable that my work – which has given me such joy – can also be viewed in such a positive way by my colleagues.”

In his nomination letter, Mantosh Dewan, MD, praised his former supervisor and current colleague, “As someone who had the privilege of being supervised by him during my residency, I can personally attest to the mastery of his supervisory technique and unique contributions to the educational process.”

Dr. Greenberg received his PhD from Syracuse University and completed his internship at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. In addition to publishing more than 250 highly influential articles, books, and presentations, he co-authored “The Scientific Credibility of Freud’s Theories and Therapies,” which was selected as one of the ten best books in behavioral sciences by the National Library Association and Psychology Today. 

Dr. Greenberg has been credentialed by the National Register since 1975. 


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 11,000 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.

6/13/2013: Deborah Warner, PhD, receives National Award for Excellence

Deborah_WarnerJune 19, 2013, Washington DC – The National Register of Health Service Psychologists Board of Directors today announced the presentation of the Alfred M. Wellner Distinguished Career Award to Deborah Warner, PhD, of Littleton, NH. 

Named for the National Register’s first Executive Officer, Alfred M. Wellner, PhD, this award honors an individual for their significant contributions to psychology over a distinguished career.

With more than three decades of clinical experience, Dr. Warner is an advocate for patient privacy and was instrumental in challenging the unwarranted search and seizure of patient personal records by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office. Her courage and persistence helped secure a formal legislative resolution, which was passed unanimously by the NH House and Senate and and become law in 2013. Dr. Warner was also instrumental in the successful effort to create an independent licensing Board for psychologists in New Hampshire. 

Several colleagues submitted letters in support of Dr. Warner’s award nomination. NH Representative Neal Kurk wrote, “Dr. Warner was without doubt the single most helpful and effective individual in the legislative process. She was exceptionally knowledgeable with respect to the subject matter, and was totally dedicated to the issue. There could be no more effective advocate for patient privacy rights than Dr. Warner.” 

Upon notification of the award, Dr. Warner wrote, “I would like to thank Dr. Hall and the board of the National Register for this very fine honor of the Wellner career achievement award. I am thrilled.”

Dr. Warner received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and interned at the University of Rochester Medical School in New York. After years of clinical practice, she combined her passion for building projects with her family therapy background to create Renovation Psychology, which applies psychological concepts to strengthen relationships and teamwork for improved domestic harmony. Dr. Warner consults with home owners and builders internationally and also maintains a clinical practice in Littleton, NH.

Dr. Warner has been credentialed by the National Register since 1990. 


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 11,000 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.

 

6/13/2013: Chand Taneja, PhD, receives National Award for Excellence

Chand_TanejaJune 13, 2013, Washington, DC - The National Register of Health Service Psychologists Board of Directors today announced the presentation of the Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award to Chand Taneja, PhD, of Victoria, British Columbia.

The award is named for the National Register’s current Executive Officer, Judy E. Hall, PhD, and recognizes excellence in a credentialed psychologist with less than ten years of postdoctoral experience. 

Dr. Taneja is currently Vancouver Island’s only practicing Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist (ABPP-CN). She is employed by the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health / Vancouver Island Health Authority and also has a private practice with interest in medical-legal evaluations. As a researcher for both the Vancouver Island Concussion Project and a Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury research team, she is interested in building a national TBI database with her team, studying recovery post-TBI, integrating knowledge from neuroimaging, biomarkers, neurocognitive screening and 3 D perceptual training, as well as assisting with the development of cost effective and evidence-based methods to aid cognitive rehabilitation. 

“The National Register Board of Directors was impressed by her proposed project to advance research in pediatric traumatic brain injury by integrating neurocognitive screening into the decision-making process. These simple steps can provide significant value for practitioners, but more importantly, for children affected by TBI,” noted Dr. Hall. “We look forward to presenting Dr. Taneja with her $1500 award to support her innovative research.

Upon receipt of the award, Dr. Taneja wrote, “It is a great honor to be the 2013 recipient of the National Register’s Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award. I am passionate about helping individuals of all ages affected by neurological, psychiatric and medical disorders, and I look forward to advancing research in the area of traumatic brain injury and providing further education to our patients, families, students and community. I am especially grateful, that Dr. Hall and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists would consider a Canadian for this distinguished award.” Uniquely trained to practice psychology in Canada and the US, Dr. Taneja received her PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Windsor (Windsor, ON) and completed her post-doctoral residency in Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital (Grand Rapids, MI).

Dr. Taneja has been credentialed by the National Register since 2008.


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.

 

7/30/2012: Molly S. Clark, PhD, elected to National Register Board of Directors

bod_clark2July 30, 2012 Washington, DC- At its July 2012 meeting, the National Register Board of Directors elected Molly S. Clark, PhD, to a four-year term on the Board beginning January 1, 2013. 

Dr. Clark reacted to her election by stating, "My election to serve on the National Register of Health Service Psychologists is an honor and a privilege. The National Register provides distinction to the profession of psychology and value to its community of health service psychologists. It is my sincere hope that my work with the NR Board will result in the continued growth of the organization and the services provided to psychologists, especially those early in their careers. In addition, I hope to bring a fresh perspective to the mission-driven activities of the National Register, such as creating increased opportunities for licensure mobility, positioning health service psychologists in integrated healthcare settings and in state and federal healthcare agencies, and marketing psychological services to consumers. I look forward to serving the organization and its robust population of health service psychologists."

Since 2007, Dr. Clark has been a member of the psychology faculty at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Clark was the 2010 recipient of the Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award.

Dr. Clark received her PhD in counseling psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at University of Mississippi Medical Center in the department of family medicine. 

Dr. Clark has been credentialed by the National Register since 2010.


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.

 

7/30/2012: Dorothy E. Holmes, PhD, re-elected to National Register Board of Directors

bod_holmesJuly 30, 2012, Washington, DC – At its July 2012 meeting, the National Register Board of Directors re-elected Dorothy Holmes, PhD, to a four-year term on the Board beginning January 1, 2013. 

Dr. Holmes reacted to her election by stating, "Professional psychology currently faces strong challenges in its efforts to provide appropriate training for all of its qualified students seeking to enter the profession. This is an important issue for me, given that my entire professional career has focused on providing professional psychology education and training, and on directing doctoral education and training programs in professional psychology. In having just been re-elected to the National Register Board of Directors, I look forward to working with my Board colleagues to enhance and promulgate internship opportunities, and to making sure that our efforts address the needs of all qualified students, including those with diverse backgrounds and identities.”

Dr. Holmes previously served as the Program Director and Director of Clinical Training at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Holmes has maintained a close relationship with the educational sector of psychology, as demonstrated by her many years in an academic setting at various universities. Dr. Holmes was the Founding Director of the Clinical Psychology Internship at Howard University, the first American Psychological Association-accredited internship at a historically black university. She has served as a Training and Supervising Analyst for the Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Holmes sits on the Membership Board for the American Psychological Association and she was recently awarded the title of Professor Emeritus from George Washington University. She is currently in private practice in Bluffton, SC.

Dr. Holmes earned her PhD from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 1968. She has been credentialed by the National Register since 1975, and previously served on the Board of Directors from 1984 to 1991.


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.

 

7/23/2012: Lindsay Phillips, PsyD, receives National Award for Excellence

hall_PhillipsJuly 23, 2012, Washington, D.C. - The National Register of Health Service Psychologists (National Register) Board of Directors announced today the presentation of the Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist award to Lindsay Phillips, PsyD, ABPP of Jeffersonville, PA.

The award is named for the National Register's current Executive Officer, Judy E. Hall, PhD, and recognizes excellence in a nationally credentialed psychologist with less than ten years of postdoctoral experience. 

According to Dr. Hall, "The National Register Board of Directors was impressed with Dr. Phillips' desire to help the very vulnerable segment of the population who is acclimating to life after spending time incarcerated. The Board was delighted with her plans to make her research 'Coping with reentry: Mixed methods analysis of successful transitions from prison to society,' general information and other resources easily accessible to not only psychology professionals but to the people who would most benefit from it."

Upon receipt of the award, Dr. Phillips wrote, "I am honored to be one of the 2012 recipients of the Judy E. Hall, Ph.D., Early Career Psychologist Award. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Dr. Hall and to everyone at the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. I plan to use the award funds to create a service learning project for my students that works toward increasing visibility of psychological and other services to individuals who are reentering society following a prison sentence." 

Dr. Phillips received her PsyD in clinical psychology in 2008 from the Chestnut Hill College. Her dissertation research focused on the imprisoned and jailed population and reentry into general society. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Veterans Affairs in Coatesville, PA. She is been a member of the psychology faculty at Albright College (Accelerated Degree Programs), and maintains private practice in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Phillips has been credentialed by the National Register since 2011.


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 11,000 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.

 

7/23/2012: Kristi Van Sickle, PsyD, receives National Award for Excellence

hall_VanSickleJuly 23, 2012, Washington, D.C. - The National Register of Health Service Psychologists (National Register) Board of Directors announced today the presentation of the Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist award to Kristi Van Sickle, PsyD, of Melbourne, FL.

The award is named for the National Register's current Executive Officer, Judy E. Hall, PhD, and recognizes excellence in a nationally credentialed psychologist with less than ten years of postdoctoral experience.

According to Dr. Hall, "Dr. Van Sickle's interest in intergrated healthcare and serving disadvantaged populations made an impression on the National Register's Board of Directors. Not only has Dr. Van Sickle made sure that she was equipped to serve those in underserved areas, but she has also created programs to train future psychologists and make patients aware of all of the services available to them."

Upon receipt of the award, Dr. Van Sickle wrote "I am thrilled to be the recipient of the National Register's Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award. Like the National Register, I am committed to expanding opportunities for psychologists in integrated care. This is one the most gratifying parts of my job, and I look forward to continuing to work with students to measure outcomes and present our findings in journals and at national conferences. The funds and prestige associated with the Hall award will help us further educate our patients and community about the value of integrated behavioral health care, and expand the breadth of practicum training and services provided in two new clinics. It is truly an honor to receive this award."

Dr. Van Sickle received her PsyD in 2006 from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. Since receiving her PsyD, Dr. Van Sickle has been an assistant professor in community health at Florida Institute of Technology, as well as the executive director at Brevard Healthcare Forum, which is a county-wide coalition of major healtcare providers that serves as the county's health planning body. 

Dr. Van Sickle has been credentialed by the National Register since 2008.


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 11,000 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.

 

7/23/2012: Mark D. Cunningham, PhD, receives National Award for Excellence

wellner_CunninghamJuly 23, 2012, Washington, DC - The National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (National Register) Board of Directors today announced the presentation of the Alfred M. Wellner Distinguished Career Psychologist Award to Mark D. Cunningham, PhD, of Plano, TX. 

Upon receiving the award, Dr. Cunningham said, "It is an extraordinary honor to be recognized by the National Register, an organization that is at the forefront of advancing the professional practice of psychology. This award is shared with my coauthors and research colleagues, as well as the forensic psychologists and attorneys who have been so generous with their knowledge, mentoring, and counsel during my career."

The award is named for the National Register's first Executive Officer, Alfred M. Wellner, PhD. The Wellner Award is the National Register's highest honor bestowed on a psychologist to commemorate numerous and significant contributions to psychology during a distinguished career.

In her nomination letter, Mary E. Connell, EdD, praised Dr. Cunningham's career. Dr. Connell wrote, "Dr. Mark Cunningham’s practice, teaching, and scholarship have fundamentally framed the standards and scientific foundation for the participation of mental health professionals in capital sentencing cases. He has made prodigious contributions to the profession and science of psychology, as well as to a more informed administration of justice in death penalty cases throughout the United States. As a nationally recognized scholar, lecturer, and practitioner in a capital sentencing arena of unequalled national and international interest, Dr. Cunningham has had a national impact on jurisdictional and federal advocacy. His research and conceptualizations have illuminated appellate decisions, informed juries, educated attorneys, elevated the practice of psychologists, and contributed to the training of psychology students."

Dr. Cunningham received his PhD from Oklahoma State University. He completed postdoctoral training at Yale University School of Medicine. Board certified in clinical and forensic psychology, Dr. Cunningham has spent many years in independent practice.

Dr. Cunningham has been credentialed by the National Register since 1981.


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 11,000 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.

 

7/23/2012: William N. Robiner, PhD, receives National Award for Excellence

wellner_robiner2July 23, 2012, Washington, DC - The National Register of Health Service Psychologists (National Register) Board of Directors today announced the presentation of the Alfred M. Wellner Distinguished Career Psychologist Award to William N. Robiner, PhD, of Minneapolis, MN. 

Upon receiving the award, Dr. Robiner responded, "It is a deeply humbling honor to be the recipient of the 2012 Alfred M. Wellner, PhD, Distinguished Career Award. Dr. Wellner's interest and writings about topics ranging from education and credentialing to licensure and regulation, as well as his interest in surveying psychologists about such matters, has influenced my own work addressing diverse aspects of professional affairs. For example, in a Clinical Psychology Review article discussing the doctorate as the basis for psychology licensure, my coauthors and I cited his work.  His dedication to enhancing the profession of Psychology by addressing educational, regulatory, and quality issues, could well have served as a blueprint for my own service to the profession and professional writings. "

The award is named for the National Register's first Executive Officer, Alfred M. Wellner, PhD. The Wellner Award is the National Register's highest honor bestowed on a psychologist to commemorate numerous and significant contributions to psychology during a distinguished career.

In her nomination letter, Sharon Berry, PhD, Director of Training and Psychological Services System Leader at Children's Hospitals and Clinics Minnesota wrote, "Dr. Robiner exemplifies the highest standards in the field and in the ethical practice of Psychology. He is passionate about educating the next generation of psychologists, and shares his wealth of knowledge with others at all levels.  He is articulate, creative, and a born leader.  I am honored to nominate him for the Wellner Distinguised Career Award knowing that he lives this life every day, and has had an impact locally, throughout Minnesota, and nationally.  He is a gifted teacher and researcher, is well respected by peers, open to debate, and willing to challenge us to think more broadly about solutions.  In summary, Dr. Robiner is a visionary who works tirelessly on behalf of the field. Minnesota is a better place because of Dr. Robiner, and the field of professional psychology has a rare gem in his presence and willingness to serve in so many areas. "

Dr. Robiner received his PhD from Washington University in St. Louis Missouri in 1981. He completed his fellowship at Hennepin County Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Since 1985, Dr. Robiner has been a faculty member of University of Minnesota. In 2011, Dr. Robiner was inducted into the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center Academy of Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Dr. Robiner has been credentialed by the National Register since 1991.


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 11,000 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.