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DEADLINE EXTENDED: July 17th, 2014

 The Dalmas A. Taylor Outstanding Student Dissertation Award recognizes a psychology graduate student  who has produced exemplary research on the clinical psychology of ethnic minorities.  Award recipient will receive a plaque, $150 honorarium, and 1yr membership in D12S6.


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 organization.
  • 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.



Awards Ceremony
Division(s) 12
Building: Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel
Room Description: Grand Ballroom B
Date: 08/16/2008
Time: 400PM - 5:00PM

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