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BU professor receives Presidential Award from the American Psychological Association

Grant and Award Announcement

Boston University School of Medicine

(Boston)--Terence M. Keane, PhD, professor of psychiatry and clinical psychology and assistant dean for research at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has received the Presidential Award from the Division of Trauma Psychology at the American Psychological Association (APA).

The award, presented at the APA's 2018 annual meeting, is given annually to "an individual who has made unusual and outstanding contributions to the Division of Trauma Psychology."

Keane, who also serves as associate chief of staff for research and development at VA Boston Healthcare System and director of the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder's Behavioral Science Division, is a national leader in the field of psychological trauma, having published more than 300 articles and book chapters on the assessment and treatment of PTSD. His current work revolves around constructing an internet-based treatment program to help war Veterans with post-deployment behavioral health problems readjust to life outside of the military.

Keane is a fellow of the APA and the Association for Psychological Science, as well as the current president of the American Psychological Foundation. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, such as the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Robert Laufer Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the Harold Hildreth Award for Contributions to Public Service from the APA. He has also received two honorary doctorates in recognition of his contributions to the field of psychology.

Keane completed his predoctoral clinical internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center/VA Jackson Consortium. He received his PhD in psychology from Binghamton University and his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Rochester.


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