Shoshana D. Kerewsky

PsyD Alum Receives APA Award for Outstanding Contributions to Ethics Education

Dr. Shoshana D. Kerewsky (New England, PsyD ’98) University of Oregon Senior Lecturer II (retired), has been recognized by the American Psychological Association with the 2020 Award for Outstanding Contributions to Ethics Education. She was nominated by Linda Forrest, PhD (UO faculty emerita, former associate dean, and recipient of the 2019 award) with support from Marcia Wood, PhD (Oregon Psychological Association past president and past Ethics Committee chair) and students and graduates of the University of Oregon CPHS. In addition to chairing the OPA Ethics Committee and co-chairing the National Organization for Human Services Ethics Committee, she has published, taught, and presented extensively on professional ethics.

“This award reflects the high quality of my AUNE faculty’s instruction, supervision, and engagement,” said Dr. Shoshana Kerewsky. “The best aspect of receiving this recognition from APA is that my own students participated so passionately in the nomination process.”

“Shoshana is a superb writer with many meaningful insights,” said Dr. Roger Peterson, Chair of Dr. Kerewsky’s dissertation committee. Her dissertation was titled “HIV + Gay Men’s Processes of Making Their Own AIDS Memorial Quilt Panels.”

The APA Ethics Office says of this honor: “This award is given annually to an APA member psychologist who demonstrates significant and outstanding contributions to the profession of psychology through ethics education activities. Previous years’ award criteria have focused on innovation and overall significance of contributions to ethics education…. A wide range of ethics education activities [are] considered, such as presentations, courses, and workshops, publications, and online and other media presentations. This award is intended to recognize outstanding and innovative ethics education contributions, to promote and stimulate these activities, and to disseminate ethics education innovations.”

“Knowing Shoshana, who is both creative and diligent, and a true reflective practitioner, this feels very fitting,” said Dr. Lorraine Mangione, Professor and Director of Practica, Department of Clinical Psychology.