Eastern Michigan University psychology professor Steven Huprich was awarded the national Theodore Millon Award.
He was given this honor for his contributions in the area of depressive personality disorders.
The Theodore Millon Award is given to a mid-career psychologist with between eight and 20 years of practice who has made significant contributions to the science of personality psychology.
Millon, who nominated Huprich for the honor, runs the Institute for Advanced Studies in Personology and Psychopathology. According to the website, this institution is one of the world’s leading centers for the study of personality and clinical psychology.
The award will be presented this August in Hawaii. It will include $1,000 in prize money and an official plaque.
“My focus has been on personality theory and particularly the empirical investigation of psychoanalytic, psychodynamic and developmental theories, and personality disorder assessment, diagnosis and conceptualization,” Huprich said in a press release.
Huprich runs a private practice and is writing a textbook to be published by the American Psychological Association Press. He has been involved in writing at least four other books.
Huprich received a Ph.D. in psychology in 1999 at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Last year, Huprich received over $15,000 in grant money to conduct an experiment to help understand which clinical treatments work best.
Since 2003, Huprich has written and co-written dozens of articles on psychology, more than 20 of which are currently available in the Halle Library at EMU.