Congratulations to Dr. Louis Sass on receiving the “Award for Distinguished Theoretical and Philosophical Contributions to Psychology” from APA Division 24 (Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, and the “Sarton Medal” from the University of Ghent, Belgium, for 2019/2020!
The "Award for Distinguished Theoretical and Philosophical Contributions to Psychology" is the APA Division 24's highest award, and recognizes one of its members each year for lifetime scholarly achievement. The “Sarton Medal” is an international prize by which the faculty of Ghent University honor one person annually for his/her contributions to psychology/educational sciences. It is awarded by the University's Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences.
In February 2020, Dr. Louis Sass will be giving lectures in association with both awards at the University of Ghent in Belgium, and at the MidWinter meeting of the Division/Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology in San Diego. The title of Dr. Sass' lecture in Ghent will be “Everywhere and Nowhere: On the Nature and Necessity of Phenomenology (in Psychology and Psychiatry)”.
In spring 2020, he will be giving invited public lectures entitled “Inward Outward: Reflections on Modernism and Madness” at Museum Dr. Guislain, a Psychiatric Museum in Ghent, and at Emerson College in Boston. Also, Dr. Sass has recently been invited to be the Visiting Erikson Scholar at Austen Riggs for a month in summer 2020.