Goldstein Award

The purpose of our annual Goldstein Award Ceremony is to recognize and award two individuals who most closely mirror the spirit of Dr. Goldstein’s life and work.

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Dr. Goldstein PhotoArnold Goldstein, PhD, (1933-2002) wrote more than 60 books and published over 100 articles on such subjects as aggression, social training, and juvenile delinquency. He also helped develop the intervention method called Aggression Replacement Training® (ART) used in many countries throughout the world and by Perseus House professionals. The US Department of Education’s Expert Panel on Safe, Disciplined & Drug Free Schools has recognized ART® as a Promising Program and it is designated as a Model Program by the US Department of Justice, the American Correctional Association, the United Kingdom’s Home Office, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Office.

Dr. Goldstein also initiated The Center for Research on Aggression at Syracuse University and received numerous academic merits, including The Career Achievement Award from The American Psychological Association’s Committee on Children, Youth, and Families (1996), as well as the Senior Scientist Award from APA’s School Psychology Division (1996).

Past award recipients include

  • 2010 – Dr. Judy Smith
  • 2009 – John McGrath and Chris Primavere
  • 2008 – Sharon Kestler and Terese Vorscheck
  • 2007 – Fred Lucore and Susanne Porowski
  • 2006 – Mary Anne Albaugh and John Sushereba
  • 2005 – Rick Ferko and Nick Viglione
  • 2004 – Mary Jo Cline-Szewczyk and Bridget Mooney
  • 2003 – Sister Ann Wambaugh, OSB and Paula Laughlin
  • 2002 – Senator Jane Earll and Philip M. Tredway (as Capital Campaign Co-Chairs)