2014 Award Winners Announced!
The winner of the Student Award for Distinguished Contributions to Positive Psychology is Blake Allan, M.S.
Blake is completing the final year of his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida. He will attend internship at the University of Miami. In addition to working as a therapist and instructor, he conducts research on the intersection of positive, counseling, and vocational psychology. Specifically, he researches what makes work meaningful, focusing on helping behaviors and factors that limit vocational choice.
The winner of the Shane J. Lopez Award for Professional Contributions in Positive Psychology is Michael Scheel, Ph.D.
Michael is a Professor of Counseling Psychology and Program Director of Training at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research involves the application of positive psychology to psychotherapy, hope and motivation in therapy, and high school drop out prevention. He teaches a graduate course in the application of positive psychology and will be creating an undergraduate positive psychology course as well. He is an Associate Editor of The Counseling Psychologist. He has also obtained significant grant funding for the Building Bridges Dropout Prevention program for high school students.
Congratulations to our winners!