Award for Distinguished Contributions for the Education and Training of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Psychologists
The award will be presented every other year and will include a financial component.
Submissions must include:
Description of the program's pioneering education and training practices related to child and adolescent mental health
Programs must provide documentation of exemplary education and training initiatives that transform mental health practices or policies for children and adolescents and that reflect proactive leadership in the development of best practices in one or more of the following domains:
Policy Development and Evaluation
Program Development and Evaluation
Program initiatives must demonstrate that they are developmentally appropriate, culturally competent, and reflect one or more of the following characteristics:
The panel judging the nominations and making recommendations to the Board of Educational Affairs (BEA) will be appointed by BEA. The panel will include members of the BEA and members of the APA Inter-Divisional Task Force on Child and Adolescent Mental Health. The panel will be chaired by a member of BEA.
The award and a description of the department and its program, will be published in the APA Monitor. There is the possibility that more than one awardee may be recognized (in which case the stipend will be divided among the awardees).