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Psychology Professor Dr. Ann Marie Leonard-Zabel Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Psychology Professor Dr. Ann Marie Leonard-Zabel Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
April 22, 2020


Faculty Accomplishments

Dr. Ann Marie Leonard-Zabel has been selected for the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Board of School Neuropsychology and KIDS, INC. The award was presented at the 15th Annual School Neuropsychology Conference held as a virtual event in late March. 

"The Lifetime Achievement Award in School Neuropsychology deeply touches my heart," says Leonard-Zabel. "Knowing that my life's work as a mental health professional, professor, and, most of all, as a mentor had an impact to help make life better for others."

The honor is awarded to a School Neuropsychologist who impacts the profession with teaching, training, mentorship, research, and innovative leadership while exhibiting exemplary service to the educational and school neuropsychological communities in the best interest of children, families, and the profession. For the virtual conference, Dr. Leonard-Zabel led the keynote presentation, "Predicting the Future of School Neuropsychology."

The Lifetime Achievement Award caps a lengthy list of prestigious industry accolades for Leonard-Zabel, who was also recently selected as a Global Goodwill Ambassador. Her practice in the field only adds to her role as a teacher and mentor at Curry. "I enjoy my students and try to transition the essential theoretical aspects of psychology to their practice as a future professional in the field," she adds. 

This fall, Leonard-Zabel will serve as a keynote speaker for the 2nd Global Conference on Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health, and Psychiatry held in October in Orlando, Fla. She is also serving on the conference committee for the 8th Annual World Congress on Learning Disabilities conference to be held as a virtual event in September.