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Dinoff Lecture: Dr. Les Morey
March 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
This year we have the privilege of having Dr. Leslie Morey give the annual Dinoff Memorial Lecture. The Dinoff Memorial Lecture is given in memory of Dr. Michael Dinoff who was a Professor and Director of the University’s Psychological Clinic from 1963 until his death in 1982.
Dr. Leslie Morey is the George T. and Gladys H. Abell Professor of Psychology at Texas A&M University, and is a recognized expert in psychodiagnostic assessment and psychiatric classification. He has served on the faculty at Texas A&M University since 1999, including a term as Department Head of Psychology from 2006-2010, and he has previously served on the faculty at Vanderbilt University, Harvard Medical School, and the Yale University School of Medicine. He has published over 250 articles, books, and chapters on the assessment and diagnosis of mental disorders, and his work has been cited in the scientific literature more than 15,000 times, putting him in the top 1% of all researchers in the fields of psychology and psychiatry. His research has included the development of assessments that have been translated into dozens of languages and are among the most widely used psychodiagnostic measures in the world. His longitudinal studies of personality disorder and its classification and diagnosis culminated in his appointment by the American Psychiatric Association to the DSM-5 Work Group for Personality and Personality Disorders, which proposed a radical reformulation of the official definition of personality disorder that had been in use for 35 years. His recognitions include the 2016 Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology Award from the American Psychological Association, the 2016 Presidential Award for Contribution to Methods from the Association for Scientific Advancement in Psychological Injury and Law, the 2013 Psychoanalytic Research Exceptional Contribution Award from the International Psychoanalytic Association, and the 2012 Walter Klopfer Award from the Society for Personality Assessment.