Luis A. Vargas, Ph.D., Elected as 2003 Fellow of the American Psychological Association

Luis A. Vargas, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and associate professor of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, has been elected by his peers as a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) for 2003. APA Fellows are selected for their exceptional and outstanding contributions to the research, teaching or practice of psychology.

Fellows must also demonstrate the national impact of their work, such as numerous research-based publications, leadership roles within psychology or community service in their clinical practice.

Dr. Vargas received his degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1982.  He completed a predoctoral clinical psychology internship at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Psychiatry, Law and Behavioral Science at the University of Southern California.   Since 1983 has worked at the University of New Mexico. The APA salutes Dr. Vargas for his achievements in the field of psychology.

The Washington based American Psychological Association (APA), is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists.  APA's membership includes more than 155,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 53 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial, and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare.


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