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TA School Psychologist Wins APA Award

Psychologist Bill Ketterer, who works with students at Thetford Academy and other Upper Valley schools, was honored last week by the American Psychology Association with the 2021 Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training Award.

“Dr. K” as he is known by students and colleagues alike, was recognized for the deep impact he has made on the field through his student-centered “applied relationship model.” Ketterer outlines the model in his 2019 book Reducing Anger and Violence in Schools, which the APA describes as a “clearly written guide for increasing self-esteem to prevent and reduce violence and anger through meaningful adult relationships informed by evidence-based relationship-centered psychotherapy.”

A 2011 graduate of Antioch New England’s PsyD program, Dr. K completed his internship and postdoctoral training at Norwich University where he won both the Commandant’s Award for Excellence and the Student Services Award for Excellence. Read more about Dr. Ketterer in Antioch University’s “Common Thread” newsletter.

We congratulate Dr. K for this notable career highlight and feel fortunate that he is a part of the TA school community and dedicated to supporting our Panthers!



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