Distinguished Student Service Award in Clinical Psychology

This award recognizes a graduate student in clinical psychology who has made outstanding service contributions to the profession and the community.

Deadline: November 1, 2015; November 1, 2016

Sponsor: Division 12


Service contributions can include:

  • Development of creative educational programs or other novel activities in the advancement of service.

  • Working to increase funding for agencies and/or volunteer time.

  • Working on legislation regarding mental health.

  • General mental health advocacy; as initiating outreach to under served communities or substantive involvement in efforts to do such outreach.

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

Casey Calhoun


Maria Espinola


Sujata Swaroop


Emily Engel


Malique Carr


Melissa Nova


Brian J. Hall


Jessica Tartaro


Ignacio Acevedo-Polakovich


Jessica Foley