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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. 

Jeffrey Lackner

2008

Jeffrey Lackner

Jeffrey Lackner is an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the Department of Medicine at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine, SUNY, after serving as a clinical and then research assistant professor for several years. Jeffrey has developed a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), evidence-... read more

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2007

Victor B. Carlson

Victor B. Carlson has made outstanding contributions to professional psychology. He has been a quintessential “renaissance psychologist,” simultaneously and comfortably employing cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and family systems concepts and approaches; working both at the individual... read more

Judith Glassgold

2006

Judith Glassgold

Judith M. Glassgold has contributed most notably to psychological theory and practice with lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. She has done so by challenging the pathologizing theories of homosexuality that dominated psychiatry and psychology until recent years and advancing... read more

Keith Hawkins

2005

Keith Hawkins

Keith Hawkins has had a stellar career as a psychologist, which has encompassed service to the underserved, teaching, pre- and postdoctoral training and funded research.  One of his major achievements was developing the Neuropsychological and Psychological Assessment Service at the... read more

Jennifer Durham

2004

Jennifer Durham
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2003

Ron Levy
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2002

Lillian F. Brunell

2001

Kenneth Shore

Kenneth Shore has devoted his career to providing pragmatic assistance for parents, teachers and students in the schools. He began working in school systems in the late 1970s, at which time he quickly became aware that, as a psychologist in schools, he faced multitudinous obstacles to making an... read more

William Pfohl

2000

William (Bill) Pfohl

William Pfohl is the 2000 recipient of the Peterson Prize for Outstanding Alumnus, Dr. William “Bill” Pfohl (School, 1979), has accomplished much in his career since graduating from GSAPP. This two-time president of The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) was awarded the NASP... read more

Rosalind Dorlen

1999

Rosalind Dorlen
In 1992, under the tenure of then-Dean Perry London, Dr. Dorlen was a Founding Member of the GSAPP Alumni Organization (AO). She served on the Executive Board until 1999 and was also the Chair of the Program Committee during that time. In 1999, Dr. Dorlen was the co-chairperson of GSAPP’s 25th... read more