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Gene 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 will be given at an online event on Sunday, June 6, 2021. 

All are welcome to attend.  See the flyer below  and register here
TIFI's Executive Director Catherine Torpey and Gendlin Center Chair Kevin Krycka will accept 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.













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