The RMHCPA Board is very proud to announce the establishment of the Emory G. Cowan and Susan Cooper Lifetime Service to Humanistic Psychology Award, which will be award to Emory and Sue at the First Annual Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association Conference in June (date TBA). This award is established for individuals who have demonstrated extended excellence in service to humanistic psychology.
Drs. Cowan and Cooper helped establish the Colorado School of Professional Psychology. While the school did not sustain, the legacy of the school lives on with a profound impact upon comtemporary humanistic psychology. The leadership of Dr. Cowan and Dr. Cooper demonstrated the values of humanistic and existential psychology as well. Without Dr. Cowan and Dr. Cooper, it is unlikely the Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association would have come into existence. In no small part due to their legacies, Colorado has become one of the centers of humanistic and existential psychology in the United States. Many of their former students have gone on to become local, regional, and international leaders in the humanistic psychology movement.
We hope you join us in celebrating these two special individuals at our first conference (we will be posting more information about the conference and a call for papers soon).