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Oct. 13, 2004

APA Gives UI's Clay Early Career Research Award

The American Psychological Association has awarded University of Iowa counseling psychology professor and licensed psychologist Daniel L. Clay its Early Career Research Award.

The award in the APA's Division 22 (division of rehabilitation psychology) was officially announced in July during the APA's annual convention in Honolulu, Hawaii. It recognizes Clay "for his significant contribution to research in rehabilitation psychology in the first 10 years of his career."

Clay, Ph.D., an associate professor in and director of the UI College of Education's Counseling Psychology Program, has been at the UI since 1997 and holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri, an M.A. in educational and counseling psychology from the same school and a B.A. in psychology from the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, Minn.

In addition to being a member of the APA, he is a member of the Society of Pediatric Psychology.

He recently completed a new book titled "Helping Schoolchildren with Chronic Health Conditions: A Practical Guide" (Guilford Publications, 2004). The book provides educators and school psychologists with a wide range of tools for providing a welcoming and productive learning environment to the estimated 10 to 15 percent of students who experience chronic, significant health problems, from cancer and diabetes to asthma and AIDS.

Previously, Clay, a former police officer, coauthored "Stress Management for Law Enforcement Officers" (Prentice Hall, 1995). He has also authored and coauthored numerous book chapters and papers for peer-reviewed publications and has served as primary or co-investigator on a number of grant-funded projects.

Since 2001, Clay has been director of a $335,000 grant from the Iowa State Department of Corrections to provide psychological services for inmates. And in 2001 he was principal investigator of a $21,225 grant project to examine the effects of bullying on academic performance, health care and resiliency among middle and high school students, funded by the Iowa Measurement Research Foundation.

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