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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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