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PAU Faculty Dr. Alinne Barrera Wins American Psychological Association Division 12 Award

Palo Alto University (PAU) is pleased to announce that Dr. Alinne Barrera, Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Training, was given the Samuel M. Turner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology, 2014.

The award recognizes Dr. Barrera, of PAU’s Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, for her outstanding contributions to clinical psychology, in particular her development and testing of intervention strategies to help prevent and treat depression in underserved populations, especially among Spanish-speaking individuals.

PAU President, Dr. Allen Calvin commented, “We are very proud of you, Alinne.  This award is testament to the dedication, hard work and pioneering creativity you have displayed across this early period of your career. We are fortunate to have Alinne here as part of the PAU community and look forward to many more years of collaborative development.”

The Samuel M. Turner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology is part of the Division 12 awards of the American Psychological Association, which are presented annually. The award is bestowed for outstanding progress with a focus on diversity within the field. 

The Division 12 awards were inaugurated in 1958, but Dr. Barrera is only its fourth winner since the prestigious award, focused on diversity contributions, became part of Division 12 in 2010.

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