Award for Outstanding Contributions to Continuing Professional Development in Psychology

This award recognizes excellence and innovation in support of the lifelong education and ongoing training of psychologists.

Deadline: June 1, 2015; June 1, 2016

Sponsor: Board of Educational Affairs

Description

BEA's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Continuing Professional Development in Psychology is to recognize excellence and innovation in support of the lifelong education and ongoing training of psychologists. The award prize is $1,000.

Eligibility

In order to be considered for this award, nominees must have a demonstrated record of excellence in relation to the development and/or implementation of significant initiatives that have made substantial contributions to the field of ongoing professional development in psychology.

Contributions may include conceptual, empirical or technological developments that represent substantial advances in the generation or dissemination of new knowledge or applications in the field of ongoing, postgraduate and professional development.

How to Apply

Individuals and organizations may self-nominate, or be nominated for the award. Nominees must complete an application packet that includes:

  • A nomination letter that provides a detailed description of the outstanding contributions to the field of continuing professional development in psychology.
  • One letter of recommendation from a psychologist who evaluates the scope, impact and distinctiveness of the stipulated contribution(s) on the field of continuing professional development in psychology.
  • A CV for the principal nominee and/or descriptive information that details the nature of the organization, agency, or institution being nominated.

The deadline for receipt of this information is June 1.

Nominees will be evaluated in relation to the excellence of their contribution(s) as reflected in the overall scope, impact and novelty of their conceptual, empirical or applied contributions to the field of continuing professional development in psychology.

Nominees will be reviewed by an Award Committee appointed by the Board of Educational Affairs consisting of one member of BEA and two members of the Continuing Education Committee. The Award Committee's recommendations are advanced to the BEA for final selection.

Send nominations and supporting materials to:

Sharon Leiss
Education Directorate
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242