GPA Past President Dr. Peter Mayfield Announcement
Friday, September 9, 2016
Posted by: Amy Han Dietrich
Peter N. Mayfield, PhD died on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Annette C. Mayfield, and daughters Anne Scarlett Mayfield and Julie V. Mayfield and her husband Jim Grode.
In 1971, Peter was elected the youngest President in the history of the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA). He became active in the American Board of Professional Psychology and was elected to its Board of Trustees in 1978. Maintaining his full time practice, Peter served four terms on the Ethics Committee of GPA. Peter was appointed by Governor Joe Frank Harris to the state licensing board for psychologists in 1987 and later became Board President. He was appointed an associate member of the Ethics Committee of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2001, and was elected a full member of the committee by the APA membership in 2009. Peter enjoyed teaching; he made numerous presentations and wrote several articles and book chapters. In the mid-1970s, he was appointed as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University. He continued this work for 25 years until he retired from teaching and was appointed Adjunct Professor Emeritus at Emory. Peter retired from his clinical practice in 2014 after 52 years.