Awards

Award Nomination Instructions

We are now accepting Award Nominations for 2018 for the following awards
Division 12 Distinguished Dissertation Award and
Distinguished Student Leadership Award in Clinical Psychology
.
DEADLINE IS APRIL 15, 2018

Please submit all nomination packages to the Awards Committee at division12apa@gmail.com by April 15, 2018. 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, Service, and Leadership 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 current curriculum vitae and at least one letter of strong endorsement (and no more than two letters of endorsement provided) detailing the nominee’s contributions in the area of the award. Each psychology department (i.e., not individual programs within a department) may endorse no more than one 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 per award.

Recipients of the awards receive a plaque and a $200 honorarium. For the Research, Practice, and Service awards, the recipients receive an honorarium contributed jointly by Division 12 and Journal of Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, and a complimentary two-year subscription to JCLP. The Division 12 Education & Training Committee will determine the award recipients.

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 community by enhancing or advocating for clinical services. Service contribution can include developing innovative educational or clinical programs, significantly enhancing delivery of services to underserved populations, working to increase funding for non-profit agencies, or advocating to improve mental health service delivery or reduce mental health disparities.

Distinguished Student Leadership Award in Clinical Psychology
Honors a graduate student in clinical psychology who has demonstrated outstanding leadership to the profession, within local and/or national organizations, including departments and universities. Leadership can be demonstrated by serving in elected or volunteer positions within such organizations, or taking leadership in the formation or development of new services or programs.

GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO DIVERSITY

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.

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. Nominations should include: 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 copy of nominee’s current curriculum vitae; and at least one letter of strong endorsement (and no more than two letters of endorsement provided) detailing the nominee’s contributions to diversity within the field. Each psychology department (i.e., not individual programs within a department) may endorse no more than one 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 per award.

Recipients of the award will receive a plaqu 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.

Please submit nomination materials electronically to Diversity Committee Chair, Dr. Kim Penberthy at division12apa@gmail.com

DIVISION 12 DISTINGUISHED DISSERTATION AWARD

The Division 12 dissertation award is intended to reward excellence, innovation, and social justice in dissertation research by emphasizing dissertation topics that focus on under-researched areas, under-served populations, or innovative topics. These distinctions are broadly-defined and we invite applicants to delineate the ways in which their research addresses one or more of these areas. Topic areas must be directly related to clinical psychology.

Recipients of the Division 12 Dissertation Award must have successfully defended their doctoral dissertation within the last 2 years and be a current member (full or student affiliate) of Division 12. Each psychology department (i.e., not individual programs within a department) may endorse no more than one 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 per award.

Recipients of the Dissertation award receive a plaque and a $200 honorarium. The Division 12 Education & Training Committee will determine the award recipient based on the following: goodness-of-fit with award criteria, quality of the completed work, potential for impact (in social justice, continued innovation, etc.), and overall promise for contribution to the field of clinical psychology.

Application Process:
1. In 1 to 2 pages (maximum), applicants should describe the ways in which their dissertation research addressed an understudied question, worked with or for an under-served or under-represented population, or provided a novel innovation to a research area. Research that incorporates two or more submission criteria are encouraged.
2. Applicants should also provide a brief curriculum vitae (5 page maximum), including scientific publications, presentations, research and teaching experience.
3. Finally, applicants should obtain a 1 to 2-page letter of support from the chair of their dissertation committee. The chair’s letter should reinforce the degree to which the dissertation research addressed the award criteria, the promise the research holds for future work, and the merits, aptitude, and promise of the applicant.

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