Distinguished Scientific Contributions to the Application of Psychology (Division 50)
This award recognizes a division member who has made distinguished contributions to the application of psychology. These contributions may include (a) the discovery and development of new information, empirical or otherwise in the addictions field; (b) alternatively, it might be the development of new modes of clinical practice, or the development of a major health delivery system for addictive behaviors. The new information permits innovative applications in a wide variety of situations: assessment, consultation, instruction, training, and direct or indirect interventions. Alternatively, the new service delivery might reach new clienteles, or segments of the population not previously accessed before.
The Div. 50 award categories are rotated every year:
- Distinguished Scientific Contributions and Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training are awarded in odd-numbered years.
- Distinguished Scientific Contributions to the Application of Psychology and Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Public Interest are awarded in even-numbered years.
More information is available on the Div. 50 award descriptions webpage.