The Peterson Prize is presented to an alumna/alumnus who has made outstanding contributions to professional psychology. Such contributions may include innovations in service delivery, education or training, service to under-served populations, and other creative professional efforts that enhance the general welfare. 

David B. Sacks

2018

David B. Sacks
This year’s Peterson Prize, one of GSAPP’s most distinguished awards, has been bestowed upon David B. Sacks, PsyD, ABPP, who has served as director of clinical training at the American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University Northern Virginia, since 2006.
Dr. Milton A. Fuentes

2017

Milton A. Fuentes
Dr. Milton A. Fuentes (Clinical, 1998) is this year’s recipient of the Peterson Prize Award, one of our most distinguished awards. He will be delivering an upcoming Peterson Prize Colloquium.
Thomas Hildebrandt

2016

Thomas Hildebrandt

This year’s Peterson Prize, one of GSAPP’s most distinguished awards, recognizes alumnus Dr. Tom Hildebrandt, the Chief of the Division of Eating & Weight Disorders (Center of Excellence) at Mount Sinai and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai... read more

Carol Lidz

2015

Carol Lidz
Dr. Carol Lidz has had an extraordinary career spanning service in the schools, high level administration, scholarly publishing and international consulting and lecturing. Here are just a few of her accomplishments. Creator, Director and Chief Psychologist of the Head Start Clinic in Philadelphia.... read more
Simon Rego

2014

Simon Rego
Dr. Simon Rego was presented with this year's Peterson Prize. He gave the Peterson Prize Colloquium in February, "Overcoming Your Social (Media) Phobia".
Jeffrey Axelbank

2013

Jeffrey Axelbank

Dr. Jeffrey Axelbank has been awarded the Peterson Prize in recognition for his efforts on behalf of professional psychology and the rights of mental health patients. A loyal alumnus who has consistently contributed to the GSAPP community, Dr. Axelbank was named “Psychologist of the Year” in... read more

Ijeoma Achara-Abrahams

2012

Ijeoma Achara-Abrahams
Ijeoma Achara-Abrahams is the winner of the 2012 Peterson Prize. Dr. Achara-Abrahams has devoted her distinguished career to working on behalf of those with the most severe mental illnesses and psychological challenges. Not only has she worked directly with countless numbers of these individuals,... read more
Lew Gantwerk

2011

Lew Gantwerk

Lew Gantwerk is the 2011 winner of the Peterson Prize. He was the first director of the Center for Applied Psychology, and has contributed to the development of numerous programs and initiatives supporting GSAPP’s service and training mission. At GSAPP, he has worked to expand the practicum... read more

Laurie Cardona

2010

Laurie Cardona
Laurie Cardona is the 2010 winner of the Peterson Prize. Since 2004, Laurie has been the Chief of Psychology at the Yale Child Study Center (CSC), a unit of the Yale School of Medicine, where she has served for over 20 years.
Louis Kruger

2009

Louis Kruger
Louis Kruger is an Associate Professor and Director of Northeastern University’s PhD and specialist level school psychology programs. Dr. Kruger has published and presented more than fifty papers and has edited or co-edited three books, including his most recent one on high stakes testing. For more... read more