Mr. Adam Reid, a doctoral student in clinical psychology and a master’s student in epidemiology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions, has received the Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology from the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students.
The award honors a graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding practice and application of psychology. Mr. Reid was recognized for his work with Free Therapy Night, a specialty psychological clinic associated with the University of Florida’s Equal Access Clinic. Free Therapy Night is believed to be the only student-run clinic in the U.S. that provides free psychological services. Mr. Reid served as Free Therapy Night’s student director for more than two years. Under his leadership, the program expanded the number of volunteer therapists, completed a treatment outcomes study and collected data for the Skype Trial, a study investigating the ability of Skype to deliver services to people who are underserved.
Mr. Reid has been invited to present an award address at the American Psychological Association’s annual conference in Toronto in August on the importance of increasing access to mental health care for the underserved.