Division 12 Award Winners 2018

Florence Halpern Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology presented to Howard M. Cohen, Ph.D. for distinguished advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems and outstanding contributions to the general profession of clinical psychology.

Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology presented to Amy Gina Weisman De Mamani, Ph.D. for 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 presented to Michael A. Sayette, Ph.D. for excellence in mentoring clinical psychology graduate students, interns, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty.

David Shakow Early Career Award for Contributions to Clinical Psychology presented to Richard T. Liu, Ph.D. 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.

Theodore Blau Early Career Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology presented to Rebecca Kathryn McHugh, Ph.D. for professional accomplishment and promise 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.

The American Psychological Foundation Theodore Millon Award presented to Christopher J. Hopwood, Ph.D. for outstanding mid-career advances in the science of personality psychology including the areas of personology, personality theory, personality disorders, and personality measurement. This award is given jointly by The American Psychological Foundation and the Society of Clinical Psychology.

Samuel M. Turner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology presented to Sannisha K. Dale, Ph.D., Ed.M. for 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.

Distinguished Student Research in Clinical Psychology Award presented to M. Alexandra Kredlow Acunzo, M.A. for exemplary theoretical or empirical contributions to research in clinical psychology.

Distinguished Student Practice in Clinical Psychology Award presented to Meghan Vinograd, M.A. for outstanding clinical practice contributions to the profession.

Distinguished Student Service in Clinical Psychology Award presented to Jennifer M. Gamarra, M.A. for outstanding service contributions to the profession.

Distinguished Student Diversity Award in Clinical Psychology presented to Katherine Eve Chavez, M.A. and Sharlene Leong Jeffers M.A. for their exemplary contributions to diversity within the field.

Distinguished Student Leadership Award in Clinical Psychology presented to Ilana Seager Van Dyk, M.A. for outstanding leadership to the profession.

Division 12 Dissertation Award presented to Kayla Gurak Thayer, Ph.D. for excellence, innovation, and social justice in dissertation research.