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NMSU professor receives award for work done in counseling psychology

New Mexico State University's Jonathan Schwartz, head of the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology, has received the Fritz and Linn Kuder Early Career Scientist/Practitioner Award from the Counseling Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association. The award was based on outstanding scholarship, administrative accomplishments, clinical work and service contributions.

His work and research focus on men and masculinity, as well as prevention of dating violence and bullying. He has been involved in leadership nationally in prevention and training.

Schwartz was nominated by the dean of the College of Education at the University of Houston. To receive the award, his career accomplishments were analyzed to see how his work has contributed to research and practice in the field of Counseling Psychology.

"It was exciting to get because it's acknowledgment from the division in psychology that I identify with," Schwartz said. "It's acknowledgement of the work I've done by the division of Counseling Psychology that really supports my identity as a psychologist."

Schwartz is one of the authors for the "Best Practices Guidelines of Prevention" which was published in Counseling Psychologist.

Schwartz will receive the award in August at the American Psychological Association Conference in Washington, D.C.