Division 29 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring

This award is given annually to a member of Division 29 who exerted a significant impact on the development of students and/or early career psychologists in their careers as psychotherapists.

Deadline: January 1, 2015; January 1, 2016

Sponsor: Division 29

Description

In 2007, the Division's Board established the Division 29 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring, with the first award presented in 2008. 

Award recipients receive an honorarium of $500 and an award plaque from the division at the Division's Awards Ceremony at the APA Annual Convention.

Eligibility

The criteria for receipt of this award are as follows:

  • Membership in Division 29. 

  • Contribution to the field of psychotherapy through the education and training of the next generation of psychotherapists. 

  • Evidence that the individual exerted a significant impact on the development of students and/or early career psychologists in their careers as psychotherapists.  


 

How to Apply

Application materials should include:

  1. A letter of nomination (self or other nominations are welcome) describing the individual's impact, role and activities as a mentor.

  2. Current Curriculum Vitae.

  3. Letters of reference for the mentor, written by students, former students, and/or colleagues who are early career psychologists. Letters must describe:

    • The nature of the mentoring relationship (when, where, level of training).

    • An explanation of the role played by the mentor in facilitating the student or colleague's development as a psychotherapist.

    • Attention to behaviors that characterize successful mentoring, such as:

      • Helping students to select and work toward appropriate goals.

      • Providing critical feedback on individual work.

      • Providing support at all times, especially encouragement and assistance in the face of difficulties.

      • Assisting students in applying for awards, grants, and other funding.

      • Assisting students in building social network connections, with individuals and within organizations that are important in the field.

      • Serving as a role model and leader for teaching, research, and academic and public service in psychology.

      • Offering general advice with respect to professional development (e.g., graduate school, postdoctoral study, faculty positions), awards, and publications.

      • Treating student/colleagues with respect, spending time with them, providing open communication lines, and gradually moving the student into the role of colleague.

Individuals who were nominated in previous years for the Teaching and Mentoring Award may carry over their complete application to a subsequent year by writing a letter to the Chair of the Professional Awards Committee requesting resubmission of the previous application.

Submit applications to the Awards Chair William Stiles, PhD.

Past Recipients
2014

Mark Hilsenroth, PhD

2013

Laura S. Brown, PhD 

2010

Louis Castonguay

2009

Marvin Goldfried

2008

Mathilda B. Canter