The Oregon Counseling Association (ORCA) has named Dr. Ryan Melton this year’s recipient of the Leona Tyler Award. Dr. Melton was a fixed term faculty member in the Graduate School of Education and now is a senior research associate in the PSU Regional Research Institute.
Dr. Melton is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor and maintains a private practice. He is a graduate of Pacific University and his doctorate is in counselor education from Oregon State University.
Dr. Melton was nominated for his many contributions to the profession, including research, writing, teaching, supervising, grant writing and psychoeducation training. He specializes in schizophrenia and psychosis and works as an advocate to provide a better understanding of these disorders.
Dr. Melton has written articles and presented on supervision and psychosis topics and is the current chair of the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists.
The Leona Tyler Award is designed to recognize counselors who have made outstanding contributions to the profession, and whose work has had statewide implications for counseling. The award was established in 1967. It is ORCA’s highest award.