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Professor Emeritus Walter B. Pryzwansky receives 2009 Award for Distinguished Service and Contributions to the Profession of Psychology

Walter B. Pryzwansky, who served on the School of Education faculty from 1969 until his retirement in 2005, has received the 2009 award for Distinguished Service and Contributions to the Profession of Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

The award honors a person whose career represents outstanding contributions to psychology as a science and as a profession. It was presented at the ABPP convocation held August 8, 2009 in Toronto.

During his career at the School of Education, Pryzwansky served in a variety of roles in the School and the University, including chair of the School Psychology Program and associate dean of the School. His research and scholarly writing focused on the areas of consultation and professional issues.

ABPP was incorporated in 1947 with the support of the American Psychological Association. ABPP oversees the awarding of a Diploma and certification to psychologists in one of 13 specialties who have completed the educational, training and experience requirements necessary to deliver high quality services in their specialty and passed a competency-based oral examination.

The award for Distinguished Service and Contributions to the Profession has been presented annually since 1982. As the 2009 award recipient, Pryzwansky was invited to deliver an address at the 2010 ABPP annual convocation.