COE doctoral grad wins Excellence in Rural Psychology Award

July 29, 2016


Dr. James Werth, who graduated from Auburn in 1995 with a doctorate in Counseling, will be given the Excellence in Rural Psychology Award by the American Psychological Association on August 5th. Dr. Werth has developed a unique training program in counseling psychology that heavily emphasizes serving rural communities. He has served as a doctoral program training director and now devotes his time to internship training and provision of services.

While at Auburn, Dr. Werth collaborated with Dr. Jamie Carney to establish early support services for individual with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Werth has also received an outstanding alumni award from the College of Education.

The award was established to recognize exemplary work in rural and remote behavioral health care and efforts to keep this field at the forefront of psychological advocacy, research, education and practice