Associate Professor of Psychiatry Paul J. Barreira and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Martin P. Kafka, both of McLean Hospital, were each honored for their significant career accomplishments and contributions to the field of psychiatry at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) annual meeting in New Orleans during the Convocation of Fellows on May 24.
Barreira was presented with the Distinguished Fellowship Award, while Kafka was bestowed with the Distinguished Life Fellowship Award. These are the APA’s highest honors, awarded to outstanding psychiatrists who have made significant contributions to the psychiatric profession in at least five of the following areas: administration, teaching, scientific and scholarly publications, volunteering in mental health and medical activities of social significance, community involvement, and clinical excellence.
Barreira is currently the program director of Waverley Place, McLean’s community-based rehabilitation program. He is also director of behavioral health and academic counseling for Harvard University.
Kafka has held many roles within McLean and is currently a member of the clinical staff associates. He is a member of the APA’s work group on sexual and gender identity disorder for the development of the fifth edition of the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.”