Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research

This award is given to a psychologist whose research has led to important discoveries or developments in the field of applied psychology.

Deadline: June 1, 2015; June 1, 2016

Sponsor: APA Board of Professional Affairs (BPA)

Description
In previous years, this award was called the Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Knowledge. The name was changed in 2003 to better describe the award. The APA Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research is given to a psychologist whose research has led to important discoveries or developments in the field of applied psychology.
Eligibility

To be eligible, this research should have led to innovative applications in an area of psychological practice, including but not limited to assessment, consultation, instruction or intervention (either direct or indirect). Research involving the original development of procedures, methodologies or technical skills that significantly improve the application of psychological knowledge and provide direct and immediate solutions to practical problem areas will be considered, as will research that has informed psychologists on how better to observe, define, predict or control behavior. Original integration of existing theories or knowledge is also eligible for consideration.

All nominees must have excellent overall personal and professional reputations. Nominees should not have received disciplinary action from a state board of examiners in psychology and must have no history of ethical violations at the state or national level.

How to Apply

Nominators should provide a detailed narrative statement of no more than 300 words on the nature of the contributions and focus of the nomination and an up-to-date resume and bibliography. Endorsements from other individuals or groups are encouraged. Also, nominators of award winners will be responsible for preparing a 100-word award citation.

Please send nomination materials to:

Sheila Kerr
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

You may also reach her by phone at (202) 336-5878 or email.

Past Recipients
2014

J. Thomas Grisso, PhD

2013  

Richard M. Fox, PhD 

2012

Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD

2011

Ronald R. Levant, EdD, ABPP

2010

Catherine E. Lord, PhD

2009

Luciano L’Abate, PhD

2008

Richard Rogers, PhD, ABPP

2007

Bruce E. Wampold, PhD

2006

Stephen M. Weiss, PhD

2005

Gail S. Goodman, PhD

2004

Robert J. Gatchel, PhD

2003

Theodore Millon, PhD
Stanley Sue, PhD

2002

John D. Krumboltz, PhD

2001

Marvin R. Goldfried, PhD

2000

Simon H. Budman, PhD

1998/1999

Peter E. Nathan, PhD

1997

John E. Exner, Jr., PhD
Samuel M. Turner, PhD

1996

Paul Satz, PhD

1995

Kenneth I. Howard, PhD
Lester B. Luborsky, PhD

1994

John L. Holland, PhD

1993

Paul E. Meehl, PhD

1992

Leopold Bellak, MD
Harry Levinson, PhD

1991

W. Grant Dahlstrom, PhD
Joseph D. Matarazzo, PhD

1990

Manfred J. Meier, PhD

1989

Allen E. Bergin, PhD

1988

Herman Feifel, PhD

1987

Mary D. S. Ainsworth, PhD
Hans H. Strupp, PhD

1986

Edward Zigler, PhD

1985

Albert Ellis, PhD

1984

Norman Frederiksen, PhD

1983

Neal E. Miller, PhD

1982

Roy Schafer, PhD

1981

Carl Eisdorfer, PhD, MD

1980

Leonard D. Eron, PhD

1979

Sol L. Garfield, PhD