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EUGENE GENDLIN RECEIVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM APA

Eugene Gendlin receives lifetime achievement award

 

Dr. Theopia Jackson from Division 32 of the American Psychological Association (the Society for Humanistic Psychology) wrote to The International Focusing Institute with this wonderful news:

On behalf of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32, it is my pleasure, as this year’s Awards Chair, to inform you that the Executive Board have unanimously voted to present Dr Gendlin the 2020-2021 Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement: given to an individual in recognition of distinguished lifetime contributions to humanistic psychology.

The award was given at an online event on Sunday, June 6, 2021. 

TIFI's Executive Director Catherine Torpey and Gendlin Center Chair Kevin Krycka accepted the award on behalf of the Institute.  The award itself will be sent to Gene's son, Gerry Gendlin.

At the beginning of his career, in 1970, Gene was the first recipient of the "Distinguished Professional Award in Psychology and Psychotherapy" from the APA's Division of Psychotherapy (Division 29).  Receiving this award now puts a meaningful cap on the recognition Gene has received from the APA.  We are grateful and humbled to accept this award together with his family.

 

WRITING SOMETHING TO OR ABOUT GENE:

If you are interested in writing notes to / about Gene - you can do so here on the google doc - until June 30, 2021. It is also interesting to read what people have written.

 

 

VIDEO OF THE CEREMONY

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