Section VI (Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities) of Division 12 in the American Psychological Association (APA)
is pleased to announce the winners of our 2008 awards. Guerda Nicolas, Ph.D., of Boston College is the winner of the Samuel M. Turner MENTOR Award .
MENTOR stands for Minority Education, Nurturing, Training,
Organizational advocacy, and Research. The MENTOR Award
honors a psychology faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment
to teaching and training clinical psychologists to work more
effectively with ethnic minority clinical populations. The
nominee should be someone with significant accomplishments in
at least two of the following areas:
- Education and Professional Development. The
nominee has been actively involved in facilitating the education
and professional development of ethnic minority clinical psychology
students. For example, assisting ethnic minority students or
trainees in getting their work accepted for presentation or publication,
winning awards and honors, obtaining research or travel grants,
and securing professional positions.
- Nurturing. The nominee has provided leadership
in creating a professional climate that is supportive of ethnic/cultural
diversity. For example, organizing a Multicultural Brown Bag
seminar series, social/cultural events that promote ethnic/cultural
diversity, or mentoring activities that enhance the development
of ethnic minority students or trainees.
- Training. The nominee has
developed curricula that enhance the training of clinical psychologists
for work with ethnic/racial minority populations, or has improved
a training program’s curriculum on multicultural issues.
- Organizational advocacy. The nominee has worked
extensively within an organization or in creating a new one to
increase ethnic/cultural recruitment and retention. For example,
activities designed to increase the number of ethnic minority
students and graduates of a psychology training program, increase
the number of ethnic/racial minority faculty in a psychology
training program, or to establish an ethnic/racial minority student
- Research. The nominee has served as an advisor,
an actively involved committee member, or a research supervisor
(thesis, dissertations, postdoctoral research) in activities
that advance the field of clinical psychology of ethnic minorities.
Dr. Nicolas, who happens to have been a mentee of the late Samuel Turner, has made exemplary contributions in all of these areas.
Krystle C. Woods, M.A., of Michigan State University, is the recipient of the Dalmas A. Taylor Award for Outstanding Student Research. Ms. Woods received this award in recognition of the high quality of her training and accomplishments as well as for her excellent paper, Sexual harassment across the color line: Experiences and outcomes of cross- vs. intra-racial sexual harassment among Black women.
Dr. Nicolas and Ms. Woods will receive their awards on August 16 th at the Division 12 Awards Ceremony during the American Psychological Association Convention in Boston, MA.
Building: Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel
Room Description: Grand Ballroom B
Time: 400PM - 5:00PM
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