Edward O'Brien '80 PhD awarded the 2012 Distinguished Contributions to the Science and Profession of Psychology

Edward O'Brien '80 PhD is the 2012 recipient of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association's "Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Science and Profession of Psychology." The award is given once a year to a "Pennsylvania psychologist for outstanding and/or professional achievement in areas of expertise related to psychology, including teaching, research, clinical work, and publications."

Dr. O’Brien was a graduate student in the clinical program at UMass and graduated in 1980.  Dr. O’Brien will soon be completing his 29th year as a faculty member at Marywood University in Scranton, PA . He has served as department chair from 1995-2008 during which time they developed an APA accredited Psy.D. program in clinical psychology. 

“I have many fond memories of my time in Amherst and the training I received at UMass provided an excellent foundation for later successes in my career.  I am still in occasional contact with faculty in the program and fellow graduates and follow with interest the many successes Psychology at UMass."