Baylor Psychologist Recognized For Lifetime Achievement

Dec. 8, 2003
News Photo 1687Dr. David Rudd

by Judy Long

Dr. David Rudd, professor of psychology and neuroscience and director of the doctoral program in clinical psychology at Baylor University, was elected by his peers as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) for 2004.

APA Fellows are elected for their exceptional and outstanding contributions to the research, teaching or practice of psychology. Fellows are nominated on the basis of the national impact of their work, such as numerous research-based publications, leadership roles within psychology or community service in their clinical practice.

"It's certainly gratifying to be recognized in such a way by the American Psychological Association," Rudd said.

Based in Washington, D.C., the APA is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 150,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 53 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting human welfare.

Rudd graduated cum laude from Princeton University in psychology and earned his doctorate in 1987 from the University of Texas at Austin. He was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship to study cognitive therapy at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia from 1994-96.

An internationally known suicidologist, Rudd is president of the American Association of Suicidology, an organization targeting suicide prevention worldwide. His book,

Treating Suicidal Behavior, has become a valuable resource for health professionals dealing with suicide issues.

Rudd serves on the editorial boards of The Archives of Suicide Research, Behavior Therapy, and Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior. He is a member of the board for the Texas Psychological Association and has been appointed to the National Advisory Committee of the Suicide Research Center at the Las Vegas School of Medicine and as a scientific associate with the Texas/World Health Organization Collaborating Center, which conducts cross-cultural psychological research and training.

Other honors Rudd has received include the 1998 Texas Psychological Association Award for outstanding scientific contribution, the 1999 Edwin Shneidman Award for early career contribution in suicidology and the 2001 Aleteia Award from the Aleteia International School of Cognitive Therapy in Enna, Italy. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, a fellow of the American Academy of Behavioral Psychology and a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

For more information, contact Rudd at (254) 710-6764.

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