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Dec. 21, 2004

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Former UI Counseling Director Stone Given Lifetime Achievement Award

Gerald L. "Jerry" Stone, Ph.D., retired director of the University of Iowa Counseling Center, is one of several recent recipients of a 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD).

The award is the highest honor offered by AUCCCD to counseling center directors who have served in distinguished careers with roles including administration, clinical service delivery, research, publishing, professional service, teaching and supervision.

Stone, who is an emeritus professor in the UI College of Education's Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, served as UI Counseling Center director for 16 years until his retirement from that position in 2001. He also served as acting director for clinical services and training in the center for a year.

The award was given during the AUCCCD's annual conference in Lake Tahoe, Nev., in October.

"I accepted the award on behalf of the staff of the University of Iowa Counseling Center," Stone said. "I was recognized among my distinguished colleagues because I was elevated on the shoulders (read efforts and expertise) of the remarkable staff and the supportive vice president of student services, Phil Jones."

Leading the award ceremony presentations were AUCCCD President Jaquie Resnick, Ph.D. (professor and director of the Counseling Center at the University of Florida) and AUCCCD past-President Gregory Snodgrass, Ph.D. (assistant vice president for student affairs and director of the Counseling Center at Texas State University-San Marcos).

During the ceremony, association officials described Stone "as one of the truly eminent scholars of our time in our field. At last count, Jerry has authored three books, 12 book chapters, approximately 77 articles and many reviews. He has given approximately 175 professional presentations at conferences and workshops all across the nation and beyond."

Stone was also recognized for being an active leader in many professional organizations. He has served as president-elect, president, and past president of the American Psychology Association Division 17, which was recently renamed the Society for Counseling Psychology. He has also served as chair of the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs and for four years as chair of the AUCCCD Training task Force. And he was editor of the Counseling Psychologist for five years.

" I need to mention that a review of some of his scholarly work reveals that Jerry was ahead of most of us in recognizing the importance of diversity issues in our work," AUCCCD officials said.

Letters written anonymously on Stone's behalf by colleagues in the AUCCCD also praised his work and influence in the field of counseling.

One letter writer said, "Whether in his writing, his professional involvements, his direct administrative or clinical supervision, or his clinical service, Jerry has brought distinction to the profession in a myriad number of ways. He consistently demonstrated the highest level of professional and personal integrity and upheld the highest possible ethical standards."

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