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Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Acklin, Marvin W.

  • Marvin W. AcklinAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa Email author 

Early Life and Educational Background

Acklin was born on October 11, 1949, in Louisville, Kentucky. He obtained his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Houston in 1972, M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1976, and M.A. in Psychology (1980) and Ph.D. (1984) in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University, under the direction of Earl Brown and Roger Bakeman. He studied in the Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University in 1977–1978.

Professional Career

Acklin taught at Loyola University of Chicago from 1984 to 1988. He served as Chief Psychologist and Director of Clinical Training at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu in 1988–1990. He has been in full-time independent practice since 1990. Acklin has authored over 80 publications in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Assessment, Journal of Personality Assessment, Journal of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, and Rorschachiana and several book chapters on the clinical and ...

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