Theodore H. Blau (March 3, 1928 – January 28, 2003) was a noted clinical, police and forensic psychologist who was the first clinician in independent practice to be elected president of the American Psychological Association in 1977. He was a prolific writer and wrote, among other books and articles, a well known book on Forensic psychology. History Blau earned his bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. degrees from Pennsylvania State University and completed his residency at the Veterans Administration hospital in Perry Point, Maryland. He was an early adherent to B. F. Skinner and Kenneth B. Clark. After moving to Tampa, Florida in 1955, he developed a successful private clinical practice, specializing in child psychology, cognitive psychology, and behavior modification. Blau became prominent over the next 30 years in academic and clinical psychology. He later specialized in forensic psychology but never gave up his clinical practice and wrote technical books in the field. The Theodore H. Blau Early Career Award for Outstanding Contribution to Professional Clinical Psychology is an annual award bestowed in his honor by the American Psychological Association, Division 12, The Society of Clinical Psychology: "The Theodore H. Blau Early Career Award for Outstanding Contribution to Professional Clinical Psychology will be given by the Division of Clinical Psychology to a Clinical Psychologist who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession of Clinical Psychology." Selected works
Blau T.H. (1950). Report on a method of predicting success in psychotherapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 6 (4), 403-406. Blau, T.H. (1969). The professional in the community views the nonprofessional helper:. In Grosser, Cl, Henry, W.E. & Kelly, J.E. (Eds.), Nonprofessionals in the Suman Services. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Blau, T.H. (1984). Foreword in Kaslow, F. (Ed.) Psychotherapy with Psychotherapists. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
^ "Noted psychologist Theodore Blau". St. Petersburg Times. February 1, 2003. Retrieved 2007-09-14. ^ a b Blau, Theodore H. (1984). The Psychologist as Expert Witness. New York: John Wiley & Sons. pp. 19–25. ISBN 0-471-87129-X. ^ Blau, Theodore H. (1988). Psychotherapy Tradecraft: The Technique and Style of Doing Therapy. New York: Brunner Mazel. ISBN 0-87630-479-X. ^ "American Psychological Association, Division 12, The Society of Clinical Psychology". Retrieved 2007-09-14.
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Presidents of the American Psychological Association
G. Stanley Hall (1892) George Trumbull Ladd (1893) William James (1894) James McKeen Cattell (1895) George Stuart Fullerton (1896) James Mark Baldwin (1897) Hugo Münsterberg (1898) John Dewey (1899) Joseph Jastrow (1900)
Josiah Royce (1901) Edmund Sanford (1902) William Lowe Bryan (1903) William James (1904) Mary Whiton Calkins (1905) James Rowland Angell (1906) Henry Rutgers Marshall (1907) George M. Stratton (1908) Charles Hubbard Judd (1909) Walter Bowers Pillsbury (1910) Carl Seashore (1911) Edward Thorndike (1912) Howard C. Warren (1913) Robert S. Woodworth (1914) John B. Watson (1915) Raymond Dodge (1916) Robert Yerkes (1917) John Wallace Baird (1918) Walter Dill Scott (1919) Shepherd Ivory Franz (1920) Margaret Floy Washburn (1921) Knight Dunlap (1922) Lewis Terman (1923) G. Stanley Hall (1924) I. Madison Bentley (1925)
Harvey A. Carr (1926) Harry Levi Hollingworth (1927) Edwin Boring (1928) Karl Lashley (1929) Herbert Langfeld (1930) Walter Samuel Hunter (1931) Walter Richard Miles (1932) Louis Leon Thurstone (1933) Joseph Peterson (1934) Albert Poffenberger (1935) Clark L. Hull (1936) Edward C. Tolman (1937) John Dashiell (1938) Gordon Allport (1939) Leonard Carmichael (1940) Herbert Woodrow (1941) Calvin Perry Stone (1942) John Edward Anderson (1943) Gardner Murphy (1944) Edwin Ray Guthrie (1945) Henry Garrett (1946) Carl Rogers (1947) Donald Marquis (1948) Ernest Hilgard (1949) J. P. Guilford (1950)
Robert Richardson Sears (1951) J. McVicker Hunt (1952) Laurance F. Shaffer (1953) Orval Hobart Mowrer (1954) E. Lowell Kelly (1955) Theodore Newcomb (1956) Lee Cronbach (1957) Harry Harlow (1958) Wolfgang Köhler (1959) Donald O. Hebb (1960) Neal E. Miller (1961) Paul E. Meehl (1962) Charles E. Osgood (1963) Quinn McNemar (1964) Jerome Bruner (1965) Nicholas Hobbs (1966) Gardner Lindzey (1967) Abraham Maslow (1968) George Armitage Miller (1969) George Albee (1970) Kenneth B. Clark (1971) Anne Anastasi (1972) Leona E. Tyler (1973) Albert Bandura (1974) Donald T. Campbell (1975)
Wilbert J. McKeachie (1976) Theodore H. Blau (1977) M. Brewster Smith (1978) Nicholas Cummings (1979) Florence Denmark (1980) John J. Conger (1981) William Bevan (1982) Max Siegel (1983) Janet Taylor Spence (1984) Robert Perloff (1985) Logan Wright (1986) Bonnie Strickland (1987) Raymond D. Fowler (1988) Joseph Matarazzo (1989) Stanley Graham (1990) Charles Spielberger (1991) Jack Wiggins Jr. (1992) Frank Farley (1993) Ronald E. Fox (1994) Robert J. Resnick (1995) Dorothy Cantor (1996) Norman Abeles (1997) Martin Seligman (1998) Richard Suinn (1999) Patrick H. DeLeon (2000)
Norine G. Johnson (2001) Philip Zimbardo (2002) Robert Sternberg (2003) Diane F. Halpern (2004) Ronald F. Levant (2005) Gerald Koocher (2006) Sharon Brehm (2007) Alan E. Kazdin (2008) James H. Bray (2009) Carol D. Goodheart (2010) Melba J. T. Vasquez (2011) Suzanne Bennett Johnson (2012) Donald N. Bersoff (2013) Nadine Kaslow (2014) Barry S. Anton (2015) Susan H. McDaniel (2016) Antonio Puente (2017) Jessica Henderson Daniel (2018)
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