Kristi Van Sickle, PsyD, receives National Award for Excellence


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.

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