American Psychological Foundation
William and Dorothy Bevan make major contribution to APF campaign
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) proudly announces the newest members of its Campaign for a New Era Silver Society, William Bevan, PhD, and his wife Dorothy Bevan, who contributed $25,000 to APF's five-year fundraising campaign in July.
William Bevan is no stranger to the Foundation. In 1991, he was awarded the APF Gold Medal Award for Enduring Contribution by a Psychologist in the Public Interest and, in 1993, he established the William Bevan Annual Lecture Series on Psychology and Public Policy through the Foundation.
Since then, lecturers such as Jerome Kagan, PhD, Howard Gardner, PhD, Rep. Ted Strickland, PhD, (D- Ohio) and Rep. Brian Baird, PhD, (D- Wash.) have commanded the podium at the APA Annual Convention to discuss how psychology shapes meaningful public policy.
In addition to his philanthropic interests, he served as APA president in 1982, as executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and as publisher for the AAAS magazine Science from 1970 to 1974. He helped establish a Congressional Science Fellowship that has enabled psychology professionals to spend a year on Capitol Hill learning about the legislative process. William Bevan founded the Duke Round Table on Science and Public Affairs and the Duke Talent Identification Program, which provides scholarships for talented minority students. In addition, he served as vice-president and director of the Health Program for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and chaired the APA Insurance Trust in 1978.
James Campbell Quick is 2002 Levinson Awardee
APF is pleased to announce that James Campbell Quick, PhD, has been selected as the 2002 Harry and Miriam Levinson Award recipient. The award recognizes an outstanding consulting psychologist who has demonstrated exceptional ability in converting psychological theory and concepts into applications through which leaders and managers can create more effective, healthy and humane organizations.
An APA Div. 13 (Society of Consulting Psychology) committee selected Quick for his active leadership role within the field of consulting psychology. Currently a professor of organizational behavior at the University of Texas at Arlington and president of the Board of Directors of the Fourth Street Parent and Child Learning Center, Quick and his brother Jonathan have been internationally recognized for their influential and groundbreaking theory of preventive stress management.
In 1990, Quick was chosen to represent APA as a stress and trauma expert to the National Academy of Sciences. He has recently been developing original consulting concepts and interventions aimed at executive health by integrating doctoral-level theoretical and scientific research in organizational behavior management and organizational development and change with postdoctoral training for trauma and combat stress.
Quick has published more than 22 book chapters, 50 journal articles, 25 professional papers and 24 conference proceedings. He has authored or co-authored 11 books, including the Handbook of Occupational Health Psychology, The Financial Times Guide to Executive Health and Organizational Behavior, 4th Edition. His career has been recognized with numerous awards, including the U.S. Air Force Legion of Merit, the Colgate University Maroon Citation and an APA Presidential Citation.
APF offers major graduate scholarships in child psychology
APF is offering $20,000 scholarships through the Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Scholarship fund, which supports graduate studies in child psychology. Up to three students will be awarded the Koppitz scholarships in 2003.
The goal of the fund is to nurture excellent scholars in the broad area of the psychology of the child, such as developmental, child-clinical, pediatric, school and educational psychology, and developmental psychopathology. The award includes travel costs to attend APA's Annual Convention, any APA pre-conference activities for Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Graduate Fellows, and possibly other relevant conferences. APF will also award travel stipends from $500 to $1,000 to runners-up to encourage their travel to APA's convention and other conferences in child psychology.
Only one application can be received from an institution in any one year. Support will be from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31 each year.
Graduate students who have achieved doctoral candidacy are eligible for the scholarships. Students can apply before having passed their qualifying exams, but proof of having advanced to doctoral candidacy will be required before funds are released. Consideration will be given to psychological research that breaks new ground or creates significant new understandings that facilitate children's and youth's development or functioning.
The deadline for applications is Nov. 15. The awards will be announced after Feb. 15.
For complete application guidelines, please visit APF's Web site, www.apa.org/apf, or send a request to APF.
Graduate students: Apply now for the Randy Gerson Memorial Grant
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) seeks applications for the 2003 Randy Gerson Memorial Grant, a $5,000 award that will be given to a graduate student engaged in doctoral studies.
The Gerson grant, given in alternate years to students and professionals, aims to advance the systemic understanding of family and couple dynamics and multigenerational processes. Work that advances theory, assessment or clinical practice in these three areas shall be considered eligible. APF gives the highest priority to projects using or contributing to the development of Bowen family systems theory. Priority also will be given to those projects that serve to advance Gerson's work.
Applications must include a statement of the proposed project, rationale for how the project meets the goals of the fund, a project budget, a statement about how project results will be disseminated, a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and the applicant's official transcript. Applicants must submit seven copies of their application packets.
The application deadline is Feb. 1. Applicants will be notified after March 15. For more information, contact the APF Awards Coordinator/Gerson at the APA address, (202) 336-5843; e-mail.