Walter Erich Penk, PhD

Title: Psychologist

Company: 1) U.S. Department of Veterans 2) The University of Texas at Austin 3) UT Health San Antonio

Location: New Braunfels, TX United States

Achievements:

  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • PTSD Research Grantee, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2005-Present)
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Training Grantee, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2003-Present)
  • Grantee, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (1991-1992, 1994-Present)
  • Fellow, American Psychological Society (1988-Present)
  • Fellow, American Psychological Association (1980-Present)
  • Recipient, Charles S. Gersoni Award, Division 19, American Psychological Association (2017)
  • Recipient, Exceptional Achievement Commendation, The Senate of the State of Texas (2017)
  • Recipient, Gold Medal in Life Achievement for Practice of Psychology, American Psychological Foundation (2015)
  • Recipient, Spotlight Award for Special Achievement, Division 18, American Psychological Association (2009)
  • Recipient, Award, American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (2007)
  • Recipient, Harold Hildreth Award, Division 18, American Psychological Association (2006)
  • Psychology Graduate Training Program Grantee, NIH (2003-2004)
  • Recipient, Presidential Citation, American Psychological Association (2003)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Career Award, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (2003)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation, Secretary of Veterans Affairs (2003)
  • Recipient, Career Contributions Award, VA Section, Division 18, American Psychological Association (2003)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Career Award, Association of VA Psychologist Leaders (AVAPL) (2003)
  • Recipient, Commendation, Secretary of Veterans Affairs (2002)
  • Grantee, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1968-1985, 1994-2001)
  • Grantee, National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH (1979-1985, 1996-2001)
  • Grantee, American Society of Addiction Medicine (1995-2001)
  • Grantee, Northeastern University (1996-2000)
  • Honoree, Honor, Division 18, American Psychological Association (1999)
  • Senior Psychology Research Fellow, University of Massachusetts (1993-1997)
  • Grantee, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH (1989-1996)
  • Recipient, Career Contributions Award, Massachusetts Psychological Association (1995)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Division 18, American Psychological Association (1994)
  • Fellow, Academy of Clinical Psychology (1994)
  • Public Service Fellow, Division 18, American Psychological Association (1991)
  • Recipient, PTSD Scale Development for MMPI-2 Award, Health Services Research & Development, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1987-1989)
  • Recipient, Oral Health Indices of Personal Adjustment among the Frail Elderly Award, Health Services Research & Development, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (1987-1989)
  • Clinical Psychology Fellow, Division 12, American Psychological Association (1982)
  • Fellow, Society for Personality Assessment (1981)
  • VA Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the East, Marquis Who’s Who (1995-1996)

Designations:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, University of Houston
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, University of Houston
  • Bachelor of Arts in History and German, University of Houston
  • Associate of Arts, Concordia University Texas

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