Award for Distinguished Contributions to Independent Practice

The award is intended to recognize outstanding independent 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 any area of clinical specialization, health services provision, or consulting, and services provided to any patient population or professional clientele in an independent setting.

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 advancement of the profession.

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
Thomas J. Wolff, PhD
2013
David Schnarch, PhD, ABPP 
2012
Sandra L. Shullman, PhD
2011
Antonio E. Puente, PhD
2010
Lisa R. Grossman, PhD, JD
2009
Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD
2008
Grady Dale Jr., EdD
2007
Melba J.T. Vasquez, PhD
2006
Jeffrey J. Magnavita, PhD
2005
Edward A. Wise, PhD
2004
Miki Paul, PhD
2003
Philip G. Levendusky, PhD
2002
William R. Safarjan, PhD
2001
Reuben J. Silver, PhD
2000
Mathilda B. Canter, PhD
1998/1999
Dorothy W. Cantor, PsyD
1997
Jack G. Wiggins, Jr., PhD
1996
Christine A. Courtois, PhD
Robert J. Resnick, PhD
1995
Patricia M. Bricklin, PhD
1994
Robert D. Weitz, PhD
1993
Charles D. Spielberger, PhD
1992
Herbert Freudenberger, PhD
1991
Stanley R. Graham, PhD
1990
George Stricker, PhD
1989
Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD, JD 
Florence W. Kaslow, PhD
1988
Stanley Moldawsky, PhD
George D. Goldman, PhD
1987
Carl Zimet, PhD
Alfred Wellner, PhD
1986
Wilbert E. Fordyce, PhD
1985
Rogers Wright, PhD
1984
Nicholas A. Cummings, PhD
1983
Donald R. Peterson, PhD
1982
Milton Theaman, PhD
1981
Jack I. Bardon, PhD
1980
Zygmunt A. Piotrowski, PhD
Douglas W. Bray, PhD
1979
Herbert Dorken, PhD
1978
Arthur L. Benton, PhD
1977
George Katona, PhD
1976
John C. Flanagan, PhD
David Shakow, PhD
1975
George W. Albee, PhD
1974
Nobel H. Kelley, PhD
1973
David Wechsler, PhD
1972
Carl R. Rogers, PhD