APA Division 12
Society of Clinical Psychology
2010 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Assessment Psychology 08/13/10
John R. Graham, Ph.D. Kent State University
Dr. John “Jack” Graham received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina in 1965 under the mentorship of distinguished MMPI scholars Grant Dahlstrom and George Welsh. After a brief stint at Lake Forest College in Illinois, he joined the faculty at Kent State University in 1968. He was promoted to Full Professor in the Department of Psychology in 1977 and stayed in this capacity until his retirement in 2009. He was also Department Chair between 1992 and 2000.
Dr. Graham is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Society for Personality Assessment, and the American Board of Assessment Psychology. He has been a member of Section IX since its inception. Dr. Graham has been the Associate Editor for Psychological Assessment, and is currently a consulting editor for numerous journals on assessment and forensic psychology, including Section IX’s Assessment.
Dr. Graham has been a prolific contributor to the field of psychological assessment in general and the MMPI instruments in particular over the past four decades. He has authored or co-authored over 100 scholarly publications, including 11 books. He is a co-author of the MMPI-2 and MMPI-A test manuals. Dr. Graham is also the author of MMPI-2: Assessing Personality and Psychopathology, currently in its fourth edition, and the most widely used interpretative textbook for the MMPI-2.
The Section IX Board of Trustees is very pleased to honor Dr. Graham with this award for distinguished contributions to the field of assessment psychology. The award was presented during Division 12’s award ceremony at the APA convention on August 13, 2010.