Earlier this year he was notified that he will receive Distinguished Dissertation Award in Qualitative Inquiry for 2016 from Division 5 (Quantitative and Qualitative Methods) of the American Psychological Association. The award recognizes distinguished dissertations completed within the past 3 years that address a topic in the field of qualitative inquiry. His dissertation is titled A mixed-methods exploration of group therapy for substance use disorders: Prospects for evidence-based treatment. The award will be presented at the Division 5 Award Symposium at the 2016 APA Annual Convention in Denver.
De. Wendt also learned that he will receive a second award at the APA convention. His paper "Major Contribution on Potentially Harmful Therapy and Multicultural Counseling" has been voted the 2016 Outstanding Paper Award, chosen by the journal’s editorial board from all papers published in The Counseling Psychologist in 2015. An outstanding paper is broadly defined to include exceptional empirical, theoretical, conceptual, applied, and methodological contributions that substantially and significantly advance a particular topic or area within counseling psychology. The award will be announced at the Society of Counseling Psychology Business Meeting during the American Psychological Association convention in Denver.
Dr. Wendt is located at ADAI during his fellowship period, mentored by Dr. Dennis Donovan, ADAI Director.