Emeritus Professor of psychology honored with national award
NEW PALTZ -- Dr. Howard M. Cohen, emeritus professor and former chair of the Department of Psychology at SUNY New Paltz, was honored at the American Psychological Association's annual convention on Saturday, Aug. 9, in Toronto.
Cohen was presented with the first "Distinguished Service and Contributions to the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) Award" for sustained and major contributions to the organization. The ABPP is the national governing Board of all board certified specialists in psychology. It serves the public need by providing oversight, certifying psychologists competent to deliver high quality services in various specialty areas of psychology.
Dr. Cohen is the current president of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, which represents all board certified specialists in clinical psychology throughout the United States.
He has a long professional history including having been president of the New York State Psychological Association and elected as a distinguished practitioner of the National Academies of Practice, a membership organization which consists of all health professions devoted to promoting quality health care for all through interdisciplinary practice, education and research.
Cohen lives with his wife in the Town of Poughkeepsie and is a member of the staff of Vassar Brothers Hospital.
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