APA's Science Directorate and the American Psychological Foundation (APF) are also accepting applications for the seventh annual APF/Todd E. Husted Memorial Award. The Husted award offers $1,000 for outstanding dissertation research on mental illness services.
The dissertation work should have the potential to improve services for those with severe and persistent mental illness, such as by:
Developing interventions that prevent the deterioration, homelessness and premature deaths of those with serious mental illness.
Improving the medication and treatment compliance of those with schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder.
Improving the identification, diversion and treatment of people who enter the criminal justice system as a result of their mental illness.
Educating professionals in the criminal justice system about the role of serious mental illness in the behaviors of mentally ill offenders.
Increasing access to and use of services and supports for the most treatment-resistant and severely mentally ill individuals.
Applicants for the Husted award must meet the same eligibility requirements as the Dissertation Research Awards (see Apply for dissertation funding, this issue). Additional information is available at APA Awards.
A panel of experts on serious mental illnesses will select the awardee in late January.
-D. SMITH BAILEY