The Ancora Imparo Award was established in 2008 to recognize outstanding and inspirational contributions to intern training.
Audrey Blakeley-Smith, PhD, receives the Ancora Imparo Award.
Audrey Blakeley-Smith, PhD, is the 2018-2019 recipient. She is the training director for the Internship in Clinical Psychology.
Audrey’s nominators for the award say, “She has always had our best interests in mind, has looked out for us, and has ensured that we were receiving the range of experiences we hoped for.”
Dr. Kyle Knierim is the 2017-18 recipient. Dr. Knierim leads the Practice Transformation track within the Psychologist as Leader in Healthcare Series.
Dr. Knierim leveraged his enthusiasm for and commitment to practice transformation to break down a relatively complex set of ideas into concrete, actionable steps that were easily tailored to our own clinical settings.
Dr. Deb Seymour is a second time recipient of the award, having been recognized during the 2008-2009 training year and again during the 2016-2017 training year. Dr. Seymour is the director of the Psychologist as Educator, Specialized Professional Development Series; serves as an intern advisor; and has been an active contributor to didactics and training.
Dr. Sam Hubley is the recipient of the award for the 2015-2016 year. Dr. Hubley is the director of internship didactics. His overall approach to training has been described by interns as outstanding with his series on professional development and on therapeutic interventions (i.e., motivational interviewing and dialectical behavioral therapy) receiving particular attention.
Dr. Rick Kamins is the recipient of the award for the 2014-2015 year. This is the third time Dr. Kamins has received this award. Dr. Kamin's seminar, titled, Outcome-oriented psychotherapy is a highly regarded eight-week course that reviews the literature on what makes for effective psychotherapy. His series has received top ratings by interns since its inception. During his time together with the interns, Dr. Kamins covers the definition of evidence-based treatment—including examples, unifying factors of effective treatment, motivational interviewing, brief therapy principles, positive psychology, stages of change, and the importance of outcome measurement. He supplements his instruction with video clips, case vignettes, personal anecdotes, and role playing.