Distinguished Career Contribution to Service Award

This award was created to honor the contributions of a senior person in the field of psychology who has made significant contributions on the area of service with ethnic minority populations.

Sponsor: Division 45


The Executive Committee votes on the candidates during its midwinter meeting, and presents the award yearly at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention. Each award recipient is honored at a reception during the convention and receives an engraved plaque.

Candidates for this award should have been in the field 15 or more years, and have made contributions in the development or delivery of services that are focused on ethnic minority populations.
How to Apply
Nominations are generated from the Division 45 membership and the Awards Committee. Nominations are reviewed by the Awards Committee and the Executive Committee of the Division.
Past Recipients


John D. Robinson, EdD, MPH, ABPP, FACHP


Eduardo Morales


Lula A. Beatty and Bertha G. Holliday


Christine C. Iijima, Alice Chang


Candace M. Fleming, Esteban L. Olmedo and Henry Tomes