Call for Nominations for the Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Disability Issues in Psychology Award

The Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology (CDIP) of the American Psychological Association (APA) presents its Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Disability Issues in Psychology Award.

This award seeks to recognize an APA member who has had a significant and enduring impact on advancing the role of psychological principles to enhance the lives of and promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in society. The contributions may be of a scientific, professional, educational, mentoring, leadership, or political nature.

The nominator is asked to compile and submit the following materials:

  • letter of nomination (written by the nominator) to include a brief description of the specific achievements and contributions of the nominee (500 word maximum);

  • a current curriculum vitae, requested from the nominee; and

  • the names of three people who have been asked by the nominator to write reference letters.

Send nominations and supporting materials by mail to the Office on Disability Issues, Public Interest Directorate, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-4242, or e-mail.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is May 15, 2010.

The award will be presented by members of CDIP at the APA Annual Convention in San Diego. The award recipient will serve as the keynote speaker for the CDIP Conversation Hour, and is invited to present on a topic of their choosing.