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Collie Conoley

Collie Conoley

Associate to the Interim Chancellor Collie Conoley

Associate to the Interim Chancellor Collie Conoley is a professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, and Director of the Carole Ackerman Positive Psychology Clinic. He currently divides his time between Santa Barbara and Riverside, where his wife, Jane Close Conoley, is interim chancellor of UC Riverside.

Conoley earned a bachelor’s in psychology and computer science at Southwest Texas State and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Conoley worked as a clinical psychologist until he entered academia in 1981 as an assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Texas, Denton. In 1988 he joined the University of Nebraska at Lincoln as an associate professor of educational-psychology and director of the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Training Program.

He returned to Texas as a professor of educational-psychology at Texas A&M University, College Station, and later the director of the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Training Program.

The American Psychological Association Society of Counseling Psychology recently honored him with the 2012 Annual Award for Distinguished Contributions to Positive Psychology. The award honors Conoley’s contributions to science through the publication of research findings, contributions to practice made through direct service to clients, and through research that has clear and immediate implications for direct service. He was also honored for his contributions to training the next generation of counseling psychologists regarding positive psychology.

Among his many publications is the book Positive Psychology and Family Therapy: Creative Techniques and Practical Tools for Guiding Change and Enhancing Growth (Wiley 2009), co-authored with Interim UCR Chancellor Jane Close Conoley.

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