Nan Presser earns American Psychological Association Award for Contributions to Ethics Education

July 16, 2018
Nan R. Presser, PhD has been chosen the 2018 recipient of the American
Psychological Association Ethics Committee’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to
Ethics Education.

“Dr. Presser is a great example of what the Ethics Educator Award stands for. Her work
with students develops a critical thinking process that is grounded int the Ethics Code
and facilitates sound decision-making and ethical behavior," said Fred Millán, PhD,
ABPP, Chair of the APA Ethics Committee which established the annual award in

The Ethics Educator Award recognizes a psychologist who demonstrates significant and
outstanding contributions to the profession of psychology through ethics education
activities. The award alternates between local focus candidates and national focus
candidates. The 2018 award has a local focus.

Dr. Presser is a clinical professor of psychology at the University of Missouri where she
teaches graduate students on advanced ethical and legal issues and provides
supervision and training for clinical psychology doctoral students. She was the Director
of the MU Psychological Services Clinic for 10 years and currently serves as the Clinic’s
Director of Administration and Training, where she also maintains an active
psychotherapy practice. Dr. Presser has been recognized with the University of
Missouri’s “Gold Chalk” award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring doctoral
trainees. Her students have won over a dozen APA awards for outstanding papers on
ethical issues. Dr. Presser is a former member of the APA Ethics Committee.

Presser will be recognized and presented an engraved plaque on behalf of the Ethics
Committee by Millán at the Ethics “Invitation Only Breakfast” during the APA Convention
in San Francisco, CA. The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific
and professional organization representing psychology in the United States with over
117,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students.

Nan Presser