Lloyd Berg, PhD, ABPP, The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Psychiatry Residency Program at the Seton Healthcare Family
It is an honor to announce that the 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology Award is Dr. Lloyd Berg. This award recognizes outstanding commitment to clinical health psychology by a full-time provider of clinical services. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Berg has championed clinical health psychology throughout the Austin, Texas medical community, from primary to tertiary care. He is not only a top-notch clinical health psychologist, but also a collaborative colleague, and accomplished leader.
Dr. Berg’s career in clinical health psychology began in 1995 as the first full-time Behavioral Science Director for the Austin Medical Education Programs Family Practice Residency. He designed and implemented their behavioral science curriculum and received the Weinberg Award for Excellence in Family Practice Education. In 1998, he co-founded Austin’s first health psychology specialty group, Behavioral Health Consultants, PLLC. Over the next several years, Dr. Berg and his business partner, Dr. Clif Moore, successfully collaborated with hospital administrators to eliminate physician supervision requirements for psychology privileging in all Austin acute care hospitals. Behavioral Health Consultants now employs ten psychologists and provides clinical services to over 5,000 patients annually in 24 Austin area medical facilities, including six acute care hospitals.
In 2010, Dr. Berg accepted an invitation to become an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the first psychology faculty member of The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Psychiatry Residency. Dr. Berg is board certified in clinical health psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He played a crucial role in the rejuvenation of the American Academy of Clinical Health Psychology and he became President in 2015. He also serves on the American Board of Clinical Health Psychology and was elected Secretary for the Council of Presidents of Psychology Specialty Academies.
Dr. Berg has not only devoted himself to clinical service and leadership, but also to giving back to others. He has trained and mentored many early career health psychologists and devoted his leadership skills to strengthen nonprofits in the community. His career is a prototype for younger professionals who hope to influence their community and profession through clinical health psychology practice.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Lloyd Berg, the recipient of the Society for Health Psychology’s 2016 Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology Award.
Jared L. Skillings, PhD, ABPP
Spectrum Health System, Grand Rapids, MI