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G. Andrew H. Benjamin University of Washington, USA

G. Andrew H. Benjamin, J.D., Ph.D., ABPP is Director of the Parenting Evaluation Treatment Program (PETP) at the University of Washington. Dr. Benjamin was named "Professional of the Year" by the Washington State Bar Association's Family Law Section. He was elected President of the Washington State Psychological Association and later his colleagues there created an Association award named after him for "outstanding and tireless contributions." He was honored by the Puyallup Indian Nation's Health Authority for serving as a "modern day warrior fighting the mental illnesses, drug-alcohol addictions" of the people served by the Nation's program. He has served as a member and a Chair of the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Legal Issues (COLI), and APA’s Policy and Planning Board (P&P). He has published 57 peer reviewed articles in Psychology, Law, and Psychiatry journals, many of which addressed ethical issues, and is the author of three books published by APA: Law and Mental Health Professionals (1995,1998); Family Evaluation in Custody Litigation: Reducing Risks of Ethical Infractions and Malpractice (2003); and The Duty to Protect: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Considerations for Mental Health Professionals (2009). He received the Heiser Award from APA in recognition of his record of public service and advocacy in numerous areas of professional activity.