TPC announced the first annual Dissertation Excellence Award and began receiving entries from across the United States. After great deliberation, Joel A. Lane received the 2014 Dissertation Excellence Award for his dissertation, titled The Impact of Attachment Working Models and Social Support on the Subjective and Psychological Well-Being of Emerging Adults in Transition: Testing a Theoretical Mediation Model. Dr. Lane completed his doctoral studies at Oakland University in Detroit, Michigan, under the supervision of Robert S. Fink. According to Dr. Fink, “Dr. Lane’s dissertation demonstrates excellence at the conceptual, empirical and practical application levels.” Currently, Dr. Lane is an assistant professor in the Department of Counselor Education at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. TPC is pleased with the success of the first Dissertation Excellence Award and looks forward to recognizing outstanding dissertations for many years to come.

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