Life Time Achievement Award

2016 Life Time Achievement Award

The recipient of the Cleveland Psychological Association’s Life Time Achievement Award for 2016 is Abraham Wolf, Ph.D. This award is given to individuals who have made sustained, outstanding, and significant contributions to the field of psychology over the course of their careers. Dr. Wolf has had a distinguished career for the last 36 years as a clinician, administrator, professor, editor, researcher, and author. Combining clinical work and research, he has applied his expertise to the study of psychotherapy.

Abe Wolf, Ph.D. received his Bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Temple University and his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Mississippi.

He interned at MetroHealth Medical Center in 1980 and was hired by the hospital where he practiced for the next 33 years in a clinical and administrative capacity. He is Professor Emeritus of Psychology in Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine.

Dr. Wolf is past-president of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Psychotherapy and served on the editorial boards of several professional journals including Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy Research, Psychotherapy Integration, Professional Psychology and the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy.

He authored and coauthored over 60 journal articles and book chapters in addition to coauthoring the book, Transforming Negative Reactions to Clients: From Frustration to Compassion. He regularly presents at national and international meetings on psychotherapy.

He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and has been honored with the Early Career Award by the Division of Psychotherapy, the residency teaching award, and a research award from the Costa Rican Department of Social Security for his collaboration on studies on the developmental effects of iron deficiency anemia.

He now has a private practice at Levine Risen and Associates. 

Congratualtions Dr. Wolf!