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Am Psychol. 2019 Jul-Aug;74(5):525-526. doi: 10.1037/amp0000496.

Gold medal award for life achievement in the practice of psychology: Lillian Comas-Díaz.

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Abstract

From teaching public school in Puerto Rico, to community mental health services in Massachusetts and Connecticut, to Yale faculty and clinic director, to cofounding Division 45 and subsequently bringing the journal Cultural Diversity and Mental Health to American Psychological Association to promote ethnocultural psychology academic research and practice, Lillian Comas-Díaz exemplifies improving mental health through ideas and action. Her pioneering theoretical and practical contributions inspire both our and future generations to a higher standard of psychology: They encompass multiple and diverse psychotherapies, feminism and gender studies, diversity, social justice, spirituality, substance abuse, humanism, liberation psychology, cultural competence/cross-cultural interactions, and multiculturalism. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved).

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31305094
DOI:
10.1037/amp0000496

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