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In Memoriam: Kenneth Berry, Former Director of PsyD Program
Dr. Kenneth K. Berry, who was one of the first directors of the University’s Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, passed away in April.
Berry was largely responsible for the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology obtaining its first APA (American Psychological Association) accreditation. He worked at the University from 1986 to 1992, as a professor of psychology and as director and chair of the doctoral program.
“Dr. Berry was a very student-focused administrator and professor. He empowered and encouraged each one of the students in what was at that time a very small program,” said Dr. Lori Snow, who was a doctoral student during the time that Berry was director of the program. Snow also is a longtime adjunct faculty member in the Psychology Department.
“The current students in the University of Hartford's Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology (GIPP) owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. Berry and his staff at that time for the APA accreditation that they now enjoy,” Snow said.
During his career, Berry served on the faculties of Indiana University Medical School, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, University of Queensland (Australia), and the University of Hartford, and he served as Dean of Faculty in Chicago and a graduate dean in Nebraska.
Berry had practiced, researched and been involved in medical and graduate education for over 30 years. He authored and co-authored over 100 papers, book chapters, research articles and presentations at national and international conferences. Research and practice interests ranged over a variety of topics, such as issues in clinical practice, gender, forensic and legal issues, clinical training, accreditation of training programs, and ethical issues.
See Berry’s obituary in the Hartford Courant.