Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Institutional Practice

The award is intended to recognize outstanding practitioners in psychology.

Deadline: June 1, 2015; June 1, 2016

Sponsor: APA Board of Professional Affairs (BPA)

Description

Nominations will be considered for psychologists working in a wide variety of institutional practice settings (e.g. schools, military, state hospital, Department of Veterans Affairs, etc.).

Eligibility

To be eligible, services should have been provided to diverse client groups or patient populations, including but not limited to:

  • Children/adolescents/adults/older adults

  • Urban/rural/frontier populations

  • Minority populations

  • Persons with serious mental illness will be considered

Contributions may be judged distinguished by virtue of peer recognition, advancement of the public's recognition of psychology as a profession, relevant professional association honors, or other meritorious accomplishments denoting excellence as a practitioner including improvement of institutional service delivery systems or development of psychologically informed public policy.

All nominees must have excellent overall personal and professional reputations. Nominees should not have received disciplinary action from a state board of examiners in psychology and must have no history of ethical violations at the state or national level.

How to Apply

Nominators should provide a detailed narrative statement of no more than 300 words on the nature of the contributions and focus of the nomination and an up-to-date resume and bibliography. Endorsements from other individuals or groups are encouraged. Also, nominators of award winners will be responsible for preparing a 100-word award citation.

Send nomination materials to:

Sheila Kerr
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242

You may also reach her by phone at (202) 336-5878 or email.

Past Recipients
2014

Kevin M. McGuinness, PhD

2013

David J. Drummond, PhD 

2012

Michael E. Barnes, PhD

2011

Ronald H. Rozensky, PhD, ABPP

2010

Kathleen M. McNamara, PhD, ABPP, FACP

2009

Eduardo S Morales, PhD

2007

Thomas W. Miller, PhD

2006

Thomas J. Fagan, PhD

2005

Moran T. Sammons, PhD

2004

Rodney R. Baker, PhD

2003

Lt. Col. Frank Budd, PhD

2002

Frank J. Sullivan, PhD

2001

JoAnne L. Pedro-Carroll, PhD

2000

Allan G. Barclay, PhD

1998/9

Gary B. Melton, PhD

1997

Gary B. Mesibov, PhD

1996

Milton F. Shore, PhD
Alice F. Chang, PhD

1995

Laura S. Brown, PhD
Bruce D. Sales, JD, PhD

1992

J. Wilbert Edgerton, PhD
Gerald P. Koocher, PhD

1991

Oliva M. Espin, PhD
Jose Szapocznik, PhD

1990

Henry Tomes, PhD

1989

James Garbarino, PhD

1988

Stephen F. Morin, PhD

1987

Edwin Shneidman, PhD
Lenore Walker, EdD

1986

Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD, JD

1985

Eric Scholper, PhD

1984

Stephen Goldston, EdD

1983

Meredith P. Crawford, PhD

1982

Asher R. Pacht, PhD
Carolyn R. Payton, PhD

1981

Jane W. Kessler, PhD

1980

Nicholas Hobbs, PhD

1979

William A. Hunt, PhD