The Mark H. Thelen Outstanding Clinical Graduate Student Award honors Dr. Mark Thelen (December 13, 1935 - September 18, 2017). Dr. Thelen was a beloved and well-respected member of the University of Missouri Department of Psychological Sciences. He successfully balanced the many roles of an effective clinical psychologist – as an active scholar, devoted mentor to numerous clinical graduate students, and caring therapist. Dr. Thelen also served for many years as director of the PhD program in clinical psychology.
The Thelen Award is made to clinical graduate students whose achievements exemplify the goals of psychological clinical science, including:
- advancing clinical science research and theory through scholarly research in clinical psychology and its integration with other relevant sciences,
- applying clinical science to human problems in responsible and innovative ways, and
- disseminating clinical science to policy-making groups, psychologists and other scientists, practitioners and consumers.
Awardees receive an account allocation to be used for research, conference travel, or other professional expenses.