APA Lifetime Achievement Award for Gene Gendlin

Gene Gendlin

The Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 of the American Psychological Association (APA) has unanimously voted to present Dr. Eugene Gendlin the 2020-2021 Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement, given to an individual in recognition of distinguished lifetime contributions to humanistic psychology.

The award will be given at an online event on Sunday, June 6, 2021. The award itself will be sent to Gene’s son, Gerry Gendlin.

At the beginning of his career, in 1970, Gene was the first recipient of the “Distinguished Professional Award in Psychology and Psychotherapy” from the APA’s Division of Psychotherapy (Division 29). Receiving this award now puts a meaningful cap on the recognition Gene has received from the APA.