The 2011-2012 clinical psychology intern class presented Dr. TJ Raney, Associate Clinical Professor in the Eating Disorders Program, with the Judy T. Konanc Excellence in Teaching Award in treatment team meeting on Monday. The Judy T. Konanc Award is presented annually by the psychology interns to a faculty member who demonstrates recognition of the unique professional development needs of each intern, exemplary teaching that leads to growth in skills and knowledge in the practice of clinical psychology, a model of respect for clients, and the highest regard for ethical standards.
TJ is the primary supervisor for the Eating Disorders Rotation on the inpatient unit, and was the Program Coordinator for Sarah Forsberg, Eating Disorders Intern. Presenting TJ with his award, the interns made the following remarks:
“TJ stood out among the other faculty for his dedication to understanding what each intern brought to the rotation and what the experience in eating disorders could do to broaden and strengthen her/his training.”
“His focus on case conceptualization within a cognitive behavioral framework provided a rich and challenging training experience.”
“We valued his constructive feedback that challenged us to think through choices and gain a better understanding of both the therapeutic process and the unique needs of our clients.”
TJ is truly a gifted clinician and supervisor—this award is well-deserved. Thank you, TJ, for your dedication to enhancing the skill set of your supervisees, for your enthusiasm for teaching, and for your dedication to providing the highest quality of care for all involved in treatment within our eating disorders program!
By Cristin Runfola, PhD