Local psychologists bestow honors
Garret H. Yanagi and Thomas A. Glass recently received the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hawaii Psychological Association.
Yanagi pioneered psychology for 50 years in Hawaii, primarily as a psychologist with the state Department of Health, the association said: "His fine reputation has raised the image of psychology in Hawaii."
Glass was recognized for his contributions as a practitioner, teacher with adjunct faculty positions at Argosy and Chaminade universities and the University of Hawaii, and as a public servant, providing training in community-based programs for nonprofit organizations, the state and hospitals.
A past Hawaii Psychological Association president and active member, "He gives himself fully to community service and Hawaii, and her people benefit from his passions," the association said of Glass in a news release.
Other award recipients:
» Daniel K. Inouye Award (for advancement of psychology by a nonpsychologist) -- Michael Fisch, president and publisher, the Honolulu Advertiser, for ongoing support in the field of psychology and mental health in the workplace and communities.
» Distinguished Service Award -- Donald Kopf, for "outstanding and tireless" service as chairman of HPA's legislative and healthy workplace committees.
» Media Award -- Katie Young, for her MidWeek column, "The Young View," which helped to erase the stigma sometimes associated with seeking mental health treatment.
» Legislator of the Year -- Rep. Brian Schatz, for outstanding support for mental health and contributions to psychology.
» Significant Professional Contribution Award -- Kelly B. Vitousek, "for important and lasting contributions to our understanding of anorexia nervosa and its treatment."
» Provision of Psychological Services to Rural Communities award -- Fahy Bailey, who "has been a stable and influential voice for psychology" on Kauai for 24 years and in other professional and service-oriented roles.
» Outstanding Teacher of Psychology Award -- Jeff Brooks-Harris, director of training and practicum coordinator at the Counseling and Student Development Center, University of Hawaii-Manoa, and affiliate professor of psychology and instructor, Department of Educational Counseling.
» Outstanding Student in Psychology Award -- Nicole Masukawa, graduate student in psychology, American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University.