Robert McGrath named New Jersey’s 2013 Psychologist of the Year
Virginia Waters, NJPA Committee on Legislative Affairs chair, presents FDU psychology professor Robert McGrath (right) with the 2013 NJPA Psychologist of the Year Award. (Photo courtesy of NJPA)
Teaneck, N.J. (November 18, 2013) – The New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) recently honored Robert McGrath as Psychologist of the Year for 2013 at their fall conference. McGrath is a professor of psychology and director of the post-doctoral M.S. in clinical psychopharmacology at FDU’s Metropolitan Campus.
McGrath has been a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1983 and a member of NJPA since 1985. He has also authored more than 90 publications, including articles, books, and chapters, and has presented more than 128 times around the country on a wide variety of psychological topics.
“Dr. McGrath has shown dedication and commitment to a wide variety of issue and areas of psychology in 2013 and has demonstrated through his actions selfless commitment to the teaching, practice, and evolution of psychology both in New Jersey and around the country,” said Virginia Waters, the chair of the NJPA Committee on Legislative Affairs who nominated McGrath. “Whether it is writing an article for one of our publications, being available for a newspaper interview, testifying in Trenton on one of our bills, or meeting with legislators to further the development of psychology in New Jersey, NJPA has been able to count on Dr. McGrath to step up.”
Yearly, the NJPA recognizes a member who has made an “important contribution to the profession of psychology in New Jersey, through service to the association.” Psychologist of the Year award recipients demonstrate “excellence in psychology either through practice, research, and/or teaching.”