Jerry Gale, a long-time marriage and family therapy professor, was awarded the 2006 American Family Therapy Award for Distinguished Contributions to Family Systems Research by the American Family Therapy Academy.
Gale, who heads the marriage and family therapy doctoral program in the child and family development department of the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, was presented the award at the AFTA annual meeting in Chicago in June.
Gale is a member of the UGA Qualitative Interest Group. His other areas of research have included narrative approaches to therapy, discourse analysis, improvisation in teaching and therapy, attachment of families with adopted children, family mediation and hypnosis and family therapy. He also maintains a part-time private practice with Athens Associates for Counseling and Psychotherapy.