ERIC Number: EJ760055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 12
The 2006 Leona Tyler Award Address. Our Identity: How Multiculturalism Saved Counseling Psychology
Atkinson, Donald R.; Wampold, Bruce E.; Worthington, Roger L.
Counseling Psychologist, v35 n3 p476-486 2007
This article profiles Donald Ray Atkinson, the recipient of the 2006 Leona Tyler Award. Don was born in 1940 in Union City, Indiana. He is a faculty member of the University of California at Santa Barbara Counseling Psychology Program. Quietly, humbly, he has spent nearly 35 years of his life becoming one of the most productive, highly respected, and influential scholars in the field of counseling psychology. Don lived and breathed the values embodied in the society's emphases on multiculturalism and social justice. Two areas are particularly perspicuous. First, he believed that enduring changes in how mental health services would be delivered would be accomplished through research. The other area is his contribution to his students and the field of multicultural counseling. Don believed that a focus on diversity was not a specialty for some in the field, but was instead the essence of counseling psychology. This article further discusses his impressive accomplishments and contributions to the field of counseling psychology.
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Recognition (Achievement), Health Services, Mental Health Programs, Faculty, Counseling Psychology
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