Tribute to Lynn Rehm, PhD

The American Psychological Association Practice Directorate (APAPD) mourns the loss of our friend and colleague Lynn Paul Rehm, PhD, who died September 29, 2010

Lynn Paul Rehm, PhDOctober 27, 2010 — An outstanding researcher, scholar, and professor of psychology at the University of Houston, Lynn Paul Rehm, PhD, held multiple leadership roles over the course of his career: He was chair of the American Psychological Association (APA) Board of Educational Affairs and of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) Exam Committee, and served as president of the Division of Clinical Psychology, the International Society of Clinical Psychology, the Texas Psychological Association and the Houston Psychological Association.

Dr. Rehm’s career studies focused on depression and behavioral and cognitive approaches to treating depression. An innovator in the field of depression research and scholarship, Dr. Rehm created the University of Houston’s Psychology Research and Services Center and its component, the Depression Research Clinic. He also contributed to 145 articles and publications, and was a consulting reviewer for 36 psychology journals.

Recognized upon retirement from the University of Houston in 2009 for his accomplishments as a scientist-practitioner and for his contribution to the field of cognitive behavioral research and treatment, Dr. Rehm was presented with the Texas Psychological Association’s Distinguished Lifetime Contribution Award. Dr. Rehm also received a proclamation authorized by Texas state legislature Representative Garnet Coleman for his impact on the field of psychology.

A member of Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology), Dr. Rehm joined the APA in 1971.