INS Lifetime Achievement Award
Due Date: Nominations may be submitted at any time. Ideally, awards nominations will be received four months prior to the meeting where the award is to be given (either the Annual or Mid-Year Meeting). For an award to be considered for the INS Mid-Year Meeting, please submit nominations by March 31st. For an award to be considered for the INS Annual Meeting, please submit nominations by September 30th of the prior year. Nominations are typically kept under consideration for future meetings if not awarded at a certain meeting (unless the nomination is not eligible).
1Terminal degree can be either a PhD degree, a master or a certified clinical degree (may vary across countries)
When you talk with him he is fully present, focused, and engaged despite the swirl of issues he manages as Executive Director. He is a master of organizational detail, which makes for some of the longest emails any of us have ever seen! As a result, though, he leaves a legacy of clearer and more transparent society procedures, which will be the critical foundation for the society’s future growth. Gordon has always taken pride in representing INS in a positive way.
He worked as a clinical psychologist in the Thomayer Hospital in Prague and in The Military Rehabilitation Facility Slapy. Before the fall of the communist regime, he organized seminars and lectures for many Czech psychologists in experimental and clinical neuropsychology. In his clinical practice, he was influenced by Luria and he is one of the main exponents of Luria´s work in the Czech Republic.
No individual has ever been honored — or even nominated — to receive the INS Lifetime Achievement in Service Award, but it is difficult to imagine anyone in the history of the Society who is more deserving than Dr. Robert A. Bornstein.