Dr. Linda Knauss—National Register member since 1986—was presented the Pennsylvania Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Science and Profession of Psychology at the PPA 2019 Convention.
Linda K. Knauss, PhD, ABPP is a Professor at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology and the former Director of Internship Training there.
She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Temple University. Before joining the faculty at Widener, Dr. Knauss was the Coordinator of Clinical Services at the Devereux Kanner Center. She also spent 13 years as the Director of the Psychology Internship Program and the Assistant Director of Psychological Services at Eastern State School and Hospital.
Dr. Knauss is the Past-chair of the American Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee, the American Board of Professional Psychology’s Ethics Committee, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee, and has served as Co-chair of the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists’ Ethics Committee. Dr. Knauss taught courses in ethics at Widener University, Immaculata University, and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has authored several book chapters and journal articles on ethics, and has taught many continuing education workshops on a variety of ethical issues.
Dr. Knauss is the Past-president of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Foundation, and the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists. She is also the Past-president of the APA Division of State Provincial and Territorial Association Affairs. She served as a member of the American Psychological Association’s Council of Representatives (2000-2006; 2013-2018 representing Pennsylvania). Dr. Knauss received the 2019 Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Science and Profession of Psychology from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. She is also the recipient of a 2015 APA Presidential Citation for her work in APA as well as the recipient of the 2002 Ethics Educators Award presented by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee, and the recipient of the 2004 Pennsylvania Psychological Association Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Knauss’ areas of interest and expertise include family therapy, ethical and professional issues, supervision and the training of psychologists. In addition to her work at Widener University, Dr. Knauss maintains a private clinical practice where she sees children, adolescents, adults, and families.