Clinical psychology, Society for Community Research and Action
1921, St Mary's, Pennsylvania, USA
George Wilson Albee (December 20, 1921 – July 8, 2006) was a pioneer in clinical psychology, who believed societal factors were the major cause of mental illness. He was one of the leading figures in the development of community psychology.
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BA Bethany College, West Virginia, 1943
MS University of Pittsburgh, 1947
PhD University of Pittsburgh, 1949
Appointments & Honors
Associate Professor, Professor, and George Trumbell Ladd Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1954-71
President, APA Division of Clinical Psychology, 1968
APA, President, 1970
Professor of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 1971-92
Distinguished Professional Contribution Award, American Psychological Association, 1975
Distinguished Contribution Award, APA Division 27 (Community Psychology), 1980
University Scholar Award in the Social Sciences and the Humanities, University of Vermont, 1986
President, American Association for Applied and Preventive Psychology, 1990-2
Gold Medal Award for Lifetime Contribution in the Public Interest, APF, 1993
George W. Albee Invited Lectureship in Primary Prevention, Annual Meeting of the World Federation for Mental Health
1959 Mental Health Manpower Trends. Basic Books.
1968 Conceptual models and manpower requirements in psychology. American Psychologist, 23, 317-320.
1970 The uncertain future of clinical psychology. American Psychologist, 25, 1071-80.
1977 The Primary Prevention of Psychopathology: The Issues. University Press of New England (ed. with J. M. Joffe).
1982 Preventing psychopathology and promoting human potential. American Psychologist, 37, 1043-57.
1986 Toward a just society: Lessons from observations on the primary prevention of psychopathology. American Psychologist, 41, 891-7.
1988 Prevention, Powerlessness and Politics: A Book of Readings on Social Change. University Press of New England (ed. with J. M. Joffe and L. Dusenbury).
1992 Improving Children's Lives: Global Perspectives on Prevention. Sage (ed. with L. A. Bond and T. V. Monsey).