Lisa Edwards, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, has been chosen as the 2010-2011 recipient of the National Latina/o Psychological Association Distinguished Professional Early Career Award. The award was conferred at the NLPA's National Conferencia on November 12-13, 2010 at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX.
This award is conferred upon a psychologist whose contributions have advanced an agenda congruent with the mission of the NLPA. Early career is defined as 10 years or less since earning a doctoral degree.
"It is such an honor to receive this recognition," says Edwards, "NLPA is an outstanding organization with a mission of furthering the field of Latina/o psychology. I look forward to continuing to work towards this important goal throughout my career."
The National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA) is a national organization of mental health professionals and students whose mission is “to generate and advance psychological knowledge and foster its effective application for the benefit of the Hispanic/Latino population.” Collectively the organization is interested in (a) the mental health needs of individuals who live in the U.S. and have a Latina/o background and (b) addressing the clinical work, research, training and teaching of its members to better serve those individuals.