SUNBURY - Dr. Donna Pinter, clinical director of Psychological Services in Sunbury, Danville and Bloomsburg, is the recipient of the 2014 Pennsylvania Psychological Association's Psychology in the Media award.

Pinter is a licensed psychologist and received her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. She has extended herself to the public in a variety of endeavors, including her newspaper column, "Slice of Life," which appears in The News-Item once a month. She has written nearly 100 columns on topics including listening, mindfulness, the value of kindness, first impressions, procrastination, fear of public speaking, motivation, optimism, common sense and parenting.

Pinter said she and her staff also reach 500 students weekly with interventions at area schools. These programs are developed to promote positive social/emotional functioning in students.

Pinter's staff also addresses middle and high school groups. Trainings and workshops are also available.