Professor and Chair of the Behavior and Neuroscience Department Danny Wedding, PhD, MPH earned the Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association (APA). Only four of these distinctions are awarded every year.

Dr. Wedding is the only psychologist to have been both a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow and an APA Congressional Science Fellow, working successively and successfully in the Senate and the House of Representatives. He is the editor of PsycCRITIQUES, APA’s journal of book and film reviews and the editor for the APA Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12) book series Advances in Psychotherapy: Evidence Based Medicine, which has globally shaped the practice of clinical psychology. He is arguably the world’s leading authority on the representation of mental illness in film. Movies and Mental Illness, Handbook of International Psychology, Behavior and Medicine, and numerous other books have trained generations of psychologists and other health professionals, and more than a million students have learned the rudiments of psychotherapy from Current Psychotherapies, a book Dr. Wedding co-edited.

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