Retiring Psychology Professor honored by peers, Rep. Garnett Coleman

Before he retires from the University of Houston, pioneering depression researcher Lynn Rehm must take one more bow.

Rehm, professor of psychology and founding director of UH's Depression Research Clinic, recently was honored with lifetime achievement awards by the Houston Psychological Association (HPA) and Texas Psychological Associations (TPA). Both honors were presented at the spring joint meeting of HPA and TPA.

"Both are great, active organizations, and I am pleased to have been associated with them for many years. I feel quite honored to be recognized by them in this way," Rehm said.

Additionally, Rehm was presented with a proclamation authorized by Texas state Rep. Garnett Coleman.

A portion of this resolution reads as follows:

"Whereas Dr. Lynn Paul Rehm has had a profound impact on both the scientist and practitioner components of the field of psychology; and he is most deserving of the illustrious recognition he has attained; now, therefore, be it resolved."

Rehm arrived at UH in 1979, bringing to campus his research interests in depression. He also brought new perspectives to the university's psychology department, revising the curriculum for its clinical training program and later creating the Psychology Research and Services Center (PRSC).

In March, Rehm's career was celebrated as part of the conference "The Etiology, Assessment and Treatment of Depression in Women and Girls."

Also at the meeting, it was announced that a UH campaign is now under way to create a Presidential Endowed Fellowship in Rehm's name. This permanent university endowment will produce an annual award for a clinical psychology graduate student.

"Dr. Rehm's career accomplishments are the very embodiment of the scientist-practitioner creed that guides professional psychology," said Robert McPherson, executive associate dean of the College of Education, who initiated the campaign. "He has excelled in the classroom as a teacher and has been masterful as a clinical supervisor holding high expectations for his supervisees. As a mentor, he has been both inspirational and instrumental in the professional achievements of his graduate students. Also, he has been a leader among leaders in our state and national psychological associations."

Learn more about Rehm and his career.