The Distinguished Student Practice Award

This award 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.

Deadline: November 1, 2015; November 1, 2016

Sponsor: Division 12


The Distinguished Student Practice Award honors a clinical psychology graduate student who has made outstanding clinical practice contributions to the field.

Clinical practice contributions can include: 

  • Breadth and/or depth of practice activities.

  • Innovations in service delivery.

  • Other meritorious contributions.

Recipients of the award receives a plaque, a $200 honorarium contributed jointly by Division 12 and Journal of Clinical Psychology, and a complementary two-year subscription to JCLP.

Nominations are now being accepted.


To be eligible for this award nominees must be a person who is a matriculated doctoral students in clinical psychology (this may include pre-doctoral interns) and who is a student member (affiliate) of Division 12.

The Division 12 Education & Training Committee will determine the award recipients.

How to Apply

Nominations must include a CV and at least one letter of endorsement. Self-nominations are permitted and should include at least one external endorsement.

Please submit nomination materials electronically to Awards Committee Chair.  Inquiries should be directed to the Division 12 Central Office at 303-652-3126 or via email.

Past Recipients

Priscilla Lui


Harpreet Kaur


Kaitlin Gallo


Winslow Gerrish


None given


Jessica Ruiz


Julia D. Buckner


Kathryn H. Gordon


Kelly C. Cukrowicz


Carrie Spindel