Awards

Award Nomination Instructions

We are now accepting Award Nominations for 2018.
DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15, 2017

Please submit all nomination packages to the Awards Committee at division12apa@gmail.com by November 15, 2017. Please note the Blau and Millon Award have separate links to submit the nomination packages for those two awards. All inquiries should be directed to the Division 12 Central Office at 404-254-5062 or division12apa@gmail.com

Nominations must include a CV and at least one letter of endorsement. Self-nominations are permitted and should include at least one external endorsement. Candidates can be simultaneously considered for multiple awards, although a psychologist may receive only one Division 12 award in any given year. No voting members of the Division 12 Board of Directors will be eligible to receive awards from the Division while serving their term. Nominees must be current members of Division 12.

Award Winners 2017

Types of Awards

Senior Awards

Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology
Honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to psychology throughout their careers.

Florence Halpern Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology
Honors psychologists who have made distinguished advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems and honors psychologists who have made outstanding contributions to the general profession of clinical psychology.

Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology
Honors psychologists who have made remarkable contributions to the understanding of human diversity and whose contributions have significant promise for bettering the human condition, overcoming prejudice, and enhancing the quality of life for humankind.

Toy Caldwell-Colbert Award for Distinguished Educator in Clinical Psychology
Honors psychologists who display excellence in mentoring clinical psychology graduate students, interns, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. It will recognize those individuals who have been outstanding in supporting, encouraging and promoting education and training, professional and personal development, and career guidance to junior colleagues.

MID CAREER AWARD

American Psychological Foundation Theodore Millon Award
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) Theodore Millon, Ph.D. Award will be conferred annually  to an outstanding mid-career psychologist engaged in advancing the science of personality psychology including the areas of personology, personality theory, personality disorders, and personality measurement. A review panel appointed by APA Division 12 will select the recipient upon approval of the APF Trustees.  The recipient receives $1,000 and a plaque.  Nominees should be no less than 8 years and no more than 20 years post doctoral degree. WEB LINK.

EARLY CAREER AWARDS

David Shakow Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology
Given for contributions to the science clinical psychology by a person who has received the doctorate within the past seven years and who has made noteworthy contributions both to science and to practice.  Up to $500 for travel to the APA Convention is awarded.

Theodore Blau Early Career Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology (given jointly with APF)
Honors a clinical psychologist for professional accomplishments in clinical psychology.  Accomplishments may include promoting the practice of clinical psychology through professional service; innovation in service delivery; novel application of applied research methodologies to professional practice; positive impact on health delivery systems; development of creative educational programs for practice; or other novel or creative activities advancing the service of the profession.  Nominees should be no more than 10 years post doctoral degree. Amount of the award is $4000. Nomination Requirements: Cover letter outlining nominee’s contributions to target areas, abbreviated current CV, and up to two supporting letters of recommendation. Please see request for nominations here: Web Link.

Samuel M. Turner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology
This award will be conferred annually to an early career psychologist who has made exemplary contributions to diversity within the field.  Such contributions can include research, service, practice, training, or any combination thereof. Nominees should be no more than seven years post doctoral degree.

Graduate Student Awards

Recipients of the Division 12 Research, Practice and Service graduate student awards must be matriculated doctoral students in clinical psychology (including predoctoral interns) who are student affiliates of Division 12. Nominations should include a copy of nominee’s curriculum vitae and at least one letter of support detailing the nominee’s service contributions to the profession and community. Recipients of the awards receive a plaque, a $200 honorarium contributed jointly by Division 12 and Journal of Clinical Psychology, and a complementary two-year subscription to JCLP. The Division 12 Education & Training Committee will determine the award recipients.

Each psychology department (i.e., not individual programs within a department) may endorse no more than one (1) student per year for each of the APA Division 12 Student Awards. If more than one student from a department wishes to be nominated for these awards, the department must perform an initial screening and forward only one nomination.

Please submit nomination materials electronically to Education & Training Committee Chair, Dr. Jeanette Hsu at division12apa@gmail.com

Distinguished Student Research Award in Clinical Psychology
Honors a graduate student in clinical psychology who has made exemplary theoretical or empirical contributions to research in clinical psychology.  Clinical research contributions can include quantity, quality, contribution to diversity, and/or innovations in research.

Distinguished Student Practice Award in Clinical Psychology
Honors a graduate student in clinical psychology who has made outstanding clinical practice contributions to the profession.  Clinical practice contributions can include breadth and/or depth of practice activities, innovations in service delivery, contribution to diversity, and/or other meritorious contributions.

Distinguished Student Service Award in Clinical Psychology
Honors a graduate student in clinical psychology who has made outstanding service contributions to the profession and community.  Service contribution can include development of creative educational programs or other novel activities in the advancement of service, contributions to diversity, working to increase funding for agencies, volunteer time, working on legislation regarding mental health, general mental health advocacy; as initiating outreach to undeserved communities or substantive involvement in efforts to do such outreach.

Distinguished Student Diversity Award in Clinical Psychology

Honors a graduate student in clinical psychology who has made exemplary contributions to diversity within the field. These contributions can include research, practice, training, service, scholarship or any combination of these.

Graduate Student Diversity Award Specific Criteria and Instructions: Recipients of the Graduate Student Diversity award must be matriculated doctoral students in clinical psychology (including predoctoral interns) who are student affiliates of Division 12. Candidates must show documented excellence in one of the areas above or combined excellence in multiple areas.  Each psychology department (i.e., not individual programs within a department) may endorse no more than one (1) student per year for each of the APA Division 12 Student Awards. If more than one student from a department wishes to be nominated for these awards, the department must perform an initial screening and forward only one nomination. Documentation includes: a one page personal statement of their contributions to diversity in one or more of the areas of: research, practice, training, service, and scholarship; a current copy of the candidate’s CV; and at least one letter of strong endorsement (and no more than three letters of endorsement provided). Candidates will receive a plaque and $200 Honorarium from the Division 12 Diversity Committee. The Division 12 Diversity Committee in collaboration with the Division 12 Education and Training Committee will determine the award recipients based on demonstrated excellence in contributions to diversity in one or more of the domains listed above.