The Louisiana Psychological Association named Dr. Clifton Mixon for their 2022 Award for Psychology in the Public Interest, announced at the Spring meeting.
“This award is given to an individual who has made significant scholarly or practical contributions to the health and well-being of the general public through their work in psychology,” said Dr. Amanda Raines, spokesperson for the association.
“This year we are recognizing Dr. Clifton Mixon. Despite being early in his career, Dr. Mixon serves as an active member of the LPA legislative committee, which meets weekly during the legislative session. In the 2021 legislative session, he took on a leadership role coordinating LPA’s efforts in advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. Dr. Mixon has ensured that LPA is aware of legislation impacting the LGBTQ+ community and that such efforts remain an active priority for LPA’s advocacy. He even testified on behalf of psychologists who care for those in the LGBT+ community twice in the legislature this past year. In addition to his roles within LPA, he serves on several community organizations to advance and promote the well-being and interests of individuals in the LGBTQ+ community,” said Dr. Raines.
According to information from Oschner, Dr. Mixon received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, respectively. He received a doctor of philosophy in child and adolescent clinical psychology from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
His publications include: Incremental Benefits of a Daily Report Card Over Time for Youth with Disruptive Behavior: Replication and Extension. School Mental Health. 12:507-522; Leveraging Technology to Facilitate Teachers’ Use of a Targeted Classroom Intervention: Evaluation of the Daily Report Card.Online (DRC.O) System. School Mental Health. 11:665-677.
Dr. Mixon is licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists and has been on staff at Ochsner since 2019. Dr. Mixon’s expertise is in treating children and adolescents with acute, chronic or recurring medical problems and providing affirming care to gender diverse youth.