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About Clinical Psychology
Division 12 Students
    AWARD CRITERIA & PROCESS
    FELLOWSHIPS IN DIVISON 12
    LIST OF PAST AWARD WINNERS

    AWARD CRITERIA & PROCESS

    The Society of Clinical Psychology and APF encourage applications from individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

    No voting member of the Division 12 Board of Directors will be eligible to receive awards from the Division while serving their term.

    Candidates can be simultaneously considered for multiple awards, although a psychologist may receive only one Division 12 award in any given year.

    Nominations must include a CV and at least one letter of endorsement. Self-nominations are permitted and should include one external endorsement.

    Please submit nomination materials to:

    Awards Committee Chair
    APA Division 12
    PO Box 1082
    Niwot, CO 80544-1082

    Deadline: November 1 Inquiries should be directed to the Division 12 Central Office at 303-652-3126 or lynnadmin@comcast.net

    Senior Awards

    Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology
    Honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to psychology.

    Florence Halpern Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology
    Honors psychologists who have made distinguished advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems and honors psychologists who have made outstanding contributions to the general profession of clinical psychology.

    Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology
    Honors psychologists who have made remarkable contributions to the understanding of human diversity and whose contributions have significant promise for bettering the human condition, overcoming prejudice, and enhancing the quality of life for humankind.

    Toy Caldwell-Colbert Award for Distinguished Educator in Clinical Psychology
    Honors psychologists who display excellence in mentoring clinical psychology graduate students, interns, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. It will recognize those individuals who have been outstanding in supporting, encouraging and promoting education and training, professional and personal development, and career guidance to junior colleagues.

    Mid Career Award

    American Psychological Foundation Theodore Millon Award The American Psychological Foundation (APF)
    Theodore Millon, Ph.D. Award will be conferred annually (from 2008 through 2012) to an outstanding mid-career psychologist engaged in advancing the science of personality psychology including the areas of personology, personality theory, personality disorders, and personality measurement. A scientific review panel appointed by Division 12 of the American Psychological Association will select the recipient upon approval of the APF Trustees. The recipient will receive $1,000 and a plaque. If the recipient is present, the cash award and plaque will be presented by Division 12 at the APA convention. Nominees should be no less than 8 years and no more than 20 years post doctoral degree.

    Early Career Awards

    Theodore Blau Early Career Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Clinical Psychology (given jointly with APF)
    Honors a clinical psychologist for professional accomplishments in clinical psychology. Accomplishments may include promoting the practice of clinical psychology through professional service; innovation in service delivery; novel application of applied research methodologies to professional practice; positive impact on health delivery systems; development of creative educational programs for practice; or other novel or creative activities advancing the service of the profession. Nominees should be no more than seven years post doctoral degree. Amount of the award is $2000

    David Shakow Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Clinical Psychology
    Given for contributions to the science clinical psychology by a person who has received the doctorate within the past seven years and who has made noteworthy contributions both to science and to practice. Up to $500 for travel to the APA Convention is awarded.

    Samuel M. Turner Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology
    Honors an early-career psychologist who has made an outstanding contribution to diversity in clinical psychology. Nominees should be no more than seven years post doctoral degree.

    Graduate Student Awards

    Recipients of the Division 12 graduate student awards must be matriculated doctoral students in clinical psychology (including pre-doctoral interns) who are student affiliates of Division 12. Nominations should include a copy of nominee’s curriculum vitae and two letters of support detailing the nominee’s service contributions to the profession and community. Recipients of the awards receive a plaque, a $200 honorarium contributed jointly by Division 12 and Journal of Clinical Psychology, and a complementary two-year subscription to JCLP & JCLP: In Session. The Division 12 Education & Training Committee will determine the award recipients.

    Distinguished Student Research Award in Clinical Psychology
    Honors a graduate student in clinical psychology who has made exemplary theoretical or empirical contributions to research in clinical psychology Clinical research contributions can include quantity, quality, contribution to diversity, and/or innovations in research.

    Distinguished Student Practice Award in Clinical Psychology
    Honors a graduate student in clinical psychology who has made outstanding clinical practice contributions to the profession. Clinical practice contributions can include breadth and/or depth of practice activities, innovations in service delivery, contribution to diversity, and/or other meritorious contributions.

    Distinguished Student Service Award in Clinical Psychology
    Honors a graduate student in clinical psychology who has made outstanding service contributions to the profession and community. Service contribution can include development of creative educational programs or other novel activities in the advancement of service, contributions to diversity, working to increase funding for agencies, volunteer time, working on legislation regarding mental health, general mental health advocacy; as initiating outreach to under served communities or substantive involvement in efforts to do such outreach.

    The Division 12 Award Winners for 2008 are as follows:

    C. R. Snyder, Ph.D. for distinguished scientific contributions to clinical psychology

    The Florence Halpern Award presented to Bruce Bongar, Ph.D. for distinguished professional contributions to clinical psychology

    The David Shakow Early Career Award presented to Samuel Thomas Gontkovsky, Psy.D. for outstanding early career contributions to the science and practice of clinical psychology

    The Theodore H. Blau Early Career Award presented to Rebecca Jackson, Ph.D. for outstanding early career contributions to the profession of clinical psychology

    The Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity presented to Lillian Comas-Diaz, Ph.D. for outstanding contributions to diversity in the profession of clinical psychology

    The Samuel M. Turner Clinical Research Award presented to Michael G. Perri, Ph.D. for distinguished contributions in applied clinical research

    The Toy Caldwell-Colbert Outstanding Clinical Educator Award presented to Leonard Handler, Ph.D. for excellence in mentoring clinical psychology graduate students, interns, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty

    The Contributions to Interventions and/or Assessment for Communities of Color in Clinical Psychology Award presented to Guillermo Bernal, Ph.D. for contributions to the development and advancement of research or practice to communities of color

    The Lifetime Award for Distinguished Contribution to Diversity in Clinical Psychology Science and Practice (Public Interest) presented to Cheryl Anne Boyce, Ph.D. for outstanding contributions in the promotion of diversity in clinical psychology

    The American Psychological Foundation Theodore Millon, Ph.D. Award presented to Mark F. Lenzenweger, Ph.D. for outstanding mid-career contributions to personality psychology

    Distinguished Student Service in Clinical Psychology: Melissa Noya

    Distinguished Student Practice in Clinical Psychology: Jessica Ruiz

    Distinguished Student Research in Clinical Psychology: Hanjoo Lee

     

    Fellowship in Division 12

    The Society encourages all those who have been a member for at least a year to apply for Division Fellowship. There are two categories of Fellowship:

    1. "Initial Fellows" - those who have never received Fellow status from any Division
    2. Fellows who are already Fellows in another Division.

    Achieving Initial Fellow status in the American Psychological Association (APA) has always been associated with the recognition that the individual has achieved great distinction in his or her own field.

    For Division 12, criteria for Fellowship can have a broad range, including direct therapeutic services, consultation, administration, research and involvement in national, regional, state and local professional governance activities. Outstanding service to APA Boards or Committees, or to Division 12 Committees meet the criteria for fellowship, provided that such services can be shown to have had a positive impact on the field of clinical psychology as a profession or science.

    Nominees' accomplishments must be visible and sharable with their colleagues. The nominator or applicant must be able to identify these accomplishments, e.g., via a Master Series lecture, repeated presentations at national or regional conventions, journal articles, brochures or publication of a text. Is the nominee's performance outstanding, noteworthy and consistent with the highest levels of performance as compared with recognized leaders in the field of clinical psychology? For nominees in predominately clinical practice, there is a need to specify how their therapy or practice represents an innovative application with, for example, a difficult disorder or an atypical patient population. It is the responsibility of each Fellow who endorses a candidate to specify clearly how the nominee has made a visible impact on the field of clinical psychology. Incomplete, vague or general endorsements will be returned for further specification of the nominee's outstanding or noteworthy contributions.

    To request an application for Intitial Fellow Status, please contact the Central Office: div12apa@comcast.net, 303-652-3126.

    Fellows who have already become members in another division need not complete the entire Initial application again. Send a letter of achievements and vita to the Central Office.

    Due date for all Fellows applications: December 1 of a given year. Note to Initial Fellow applicants - the entire process takes just a few months shy of a year. After being reviewed by the Div 12 Fellows Committee, names selected are reviewed by APA's Membership Committee, and finally by the Council at each year's Convention.

    The members of the 2008 Fellowship Committee are: 
    Carole A. Rayburn, Ph.D. (2008 Chair)
    David Antonuccio, Ph.D.
    Karen Calhoun, Ph.D.
    Luis Vargas, Ph.D.
    Alfred J. Finch, Ph.D.
    Adelbert Jenkins, Ph.D.

     

    List of past award winners

    DISTINGUISHED AWARDS for contributions to the SCIENCE AND PROFESSION OF CLINCIAL PSYCHOLOGY


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    SCIENCE

    Frederic L. Wells
    Starke R. Hathaway
    David Rappaport
    Samuel J. Beck
    Stanley D. Porteus
    Jean Walker McFarlane
    Norman A. Cameron
    George A. Kelly
    Joseph Zubin
    Paul E. Meehl
    Julian B. Rotter
    Noble H. Kelly
    John E. Bell
    Silvan S. Tomkins
    Anne Roe
    J. McVicker Hunt
    Robert Holt
    O. Hobart Mowrer
    Sol L. Garfield
    Norman Farberow
    Sheldon Korchin
    Benjamin Wolman
    Bruno Bettelheim
    Molly Harrower
    Hans Strupp
    Janet T. Spence
    Joseph D. Matarazzo
    Mary D.S. Ainsworth
    Harold L. Raush
    Lester Luborsky
    Oscar A. Parsons
    Morris Parloff
    Norman Garmezy
    Charles D. Spielberger
    Herman Feifel
    No Awards Granted
    Alan E. Kazdin
    K. Daniel O'Leary
    G. Terence Wilson
    Herbert C. Quay
    Edna B. Foa
    Lizette Peterson
    Marvin R. Goldfried
    Gordon Paul
    David H. Barlow
    Marsha Linehan
    Mark Sobell
    Lauren B. Alloy, Lyn Y. Abramson
    Sidney J. Blatt
    Martin E.P. Seligman
    Philip C. Kendall
    Larry E. Beutler
    C. R. Snyder
    G. Alan Marlatt

    PROFESSIONAL
    (named Florence Halpern in 2000)
    John G. Darley
    David Shakow
    David Wechsler
    Henry A. Murray
    Carl R. Rogers
    Edgar A. Doll
    Robert White
    Bruno Klopfer
    Nicholas Hobbs
    William A. Hunt
    Jerry W. Carter

    Nevitt Sanford
    Rollo R. May
    E. Lowell Kelly
    Florence C. Halpern
    Evelyn Hooker
    Gardner Lindsey
    Eliot H. Rodnick
    Edwin S. Shneidman
    Bernard Kalinkowitz
    Erich Fromm
    Erik Erikson
    Karen Machover
    Carl N. Zimet
    Alan O. Ross
    Jack G. Wiggins
    Louis D. Cohen
    Saul Rosenzweig
    Jeanne Phillips
    Robert A. Harper
    Robert D. Weitz
    Ronald E. Fox
    Patrick H. DeLeon
    Rogers H. Wright
    No Awards Granted
    Donald K. Routh
    Robert J. Resnick
    Kenneth S. Pope
    Allan G. Barclay
    Diane J. Willis
    Arnold Lazarus
    Carolyn S. Schroeder
    Jerome Resnick
    Dianne L. Chambless
    Edward Zigler
    George Stricker
    Gerald P. Koocher
    Lynn P. Rehm
    W. Edward Craighead
    Beverly Greene
    Richard Rogers
    Bruce Bongar
    Nadine J. Kaslow


    SPECIAL AWARDS

    STANLEY SUE AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTIONS TO DIVERSITY IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

    2003        Stanley Sue
    2004        A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert
    2005        Beverly Greene
    2006        Gordon C. Nagayama Hall
    2007        John D. Robinson
    2008        Lillian Comas-Diaz
    2009        Frederick Leong

    TOY CALDWELL-COLBERT AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

    2008        Leonard Handler
    2009        Eric Bermann

    MID-CAREER AWARD 

    AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATION THEODORE MILLON AWARD

    2004        Drew I. Westen
    2005        Paul R. Duberstein & Robert F. Bornstein
    2006        Robert Krueger
    2007        Aaron L. Pincus
    2008        Mark F. Lenzenweger
    2009        Mark A. Blais

    EARLY CAREER AWARDS

    DAVID SHAKOW EARLY CAREER AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTIONS TO CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

    1994        Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
    1995        Judy Garber
    1996        Thomas N. Bradbury
    1997        Thomas Joiner
    1998        Scott O. Lilienfeld
    1999        Patricia Arian
    2000        Sheila R. Woody
    2001        Martin Antony
    2002        Louis Castonguay
    2003        Michael Addis
    2004        Jonathan S. Abramowitz
    2005        Kelly L. Klump
    2006        Julie Loebach Wetherell
    2007        Michael J. Zvonlensky
    2008        Samuel Thomas Gontkovsky
    2009        Matthew K. Nock

    THEODORE BLAU EARLY CAREER AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

    1998        Elizabeth Todd Bazemore
    1999        Juan Carlos Gonzalez
    2000        Phillippe Cunningham
    2001        Stephen Ilardi
    2002        Michael Goldber
    2003        Julia Kasl-Godley
    2004        Mitchell Prinstein
    2005        Martin M. Antony
    2006        W. Dean Klinkenberg
    2007        Melissa C. Kuhajda
    2008        Rebecca Jackson
    2009        Peter Norton

    SAMUEL M. TURNER EARLY CAREER AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTIONS TO DIVERSITY IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

    2006        Michelle G. Newman
    2007        Deborah Beidel
    2008        Michael G. Perri
    2009        Andrew Christensen

    GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS 

    DISTINGUISHED STUDENT RESEARCH AWARD IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

    2004        Bunmi Olatunji
    2005        Sona Dimidjian & LaRicka R. Wingate
    2006        Michele A. Schottenbauer
    2007        Martin Sellbom & Amit Bernstein
    2008        Han Joo Lee

    DISTINGUISHED STUDENT PRACTICE AWARD IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

    2004        Carrie Spindel
    2005        Kelly C. Cukrowicz
    2006        Kathryn H. Gordon
    2007        Julia D. Buckner
    2008        Jessica Ruiz

    DISTINGUISHED STUDENT SERVICE AWARD IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

    2004        Jessica Foley
    2005        Ignacio David Acevedo-Polakovich
    2006        Jessica Tartaro
    2007        Brian J. Hall
    2008        Melissa Noya

    OTHER AWARDS

    1983        Stanley F. Schneider -- Unique Leadership in Furthering the Training of Clinical Psychologists
    1988        Frank J. Sullivan -- Outstanding Public Service to Clinical Psychology
    1994        Jonathan Kellerman -- APA Division 12 Media Award
    1996        Hans J. Eysneck -- Special Centennial Award (for outstanding contributions to field)
    1996        Paul E. Meehl -- Special Centennial Award (for outstanding contributions to field)
    2008        Guillermo Bernal -- Contributions to Communities of Color in Clinical Psychology
    2008        Cheryl Anne Boyce -- Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology
    2009        Lorraine Gutierrez -- Contributions to Communities of Color in Clinical Psychology
    2009        Laura S. Brown -- Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology

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