American Psychological Foundation
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) awarded Richard "Dick" Kilburg, PhD, of Johns Hopkins University, the 2005 Harry and Miriam Levinson Award for Exceptional Contributions to Consulting Organizational Psychology.
APF presents the Levinson Award annually to an APA member who has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to integrate psychological theories and concepts into practical applications that leaders use to create effective, healthy and humane organizations.
Kilburg is the senior director of human services in the human resources department at Johns Hopkins, where he helped develop a renowned employee-assistance program.
Kilburg was the founding president of the Society of Psychologists in Management and is a fellow of APA's Div. 13 (Society of Consulting Psychology). He has published three books with APA, including "Executive Coaching: Developing Managerial Wisdom in a World of Chaos" (2000). His fourth book, "Executive Wisdom: Coaching and the Emergence of Virtuous Leaders," is scheduled for publication in 2006.
The 2006 nomination deadline is March 15.
APF seeks applications for the 2006 Roy Scrivner Research Grants, which promote research on lesbian, gay and bisexual family psychology and therapy.
The Scrivner Fund provides one postdoctoral grant of up to $10,000 and two $1,000 graduate student grants, with preference given to dissertation candidates. APF encourages researchers from all fields of the behavioral and social sciences to apply.
Applicants for the postdoctoral research award, including co-investigators, must have a doctoral degree. Applicants for the student grants must be enrolled in a graduate program and have a letter of support from their supervising professor. An institutional review board from the principal investigator's institution must approve all research involving human subjects.
The deadline to apply is Nov. 1. For complete application information, visit www.hookerprograms.html. For more information, contact APF at (202) 336-5843; e-mail.
APF is accepting applications for three $20,000 Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Fellowships to support graduate studies in child psychology in 2006. The Koppitz fellowships aid child psychology scholarship on topics such as developmental psychopathology and child clinical, school, pediatric, developmental and educational psychology.
APF gives special consideration to psychological research that breaks new ground or creates significant new understandings that facilitate the development or functioning of children and youth.
The award includes travel costs to attend a pre-conference workshop for Koppitz graduate fellows at APA's 2007 Annual Convention in San Francisco, Aug. 17-20, and other conferences as funds allow. APF will also award $4,000 travel stipends to the runners-up.
Only doctoral candidates are eligible. Students can apply before having passed their qualifying exams, but need proof of having advanced to doctoral candidacy before funding will be released.
The selected fellows' institutions must also provide a tuition waiver. Institutions may nominate only one applicant each year; APF will not accept nominees from separate departments or programs within the same university.
Financial support will extend from Sept. 1, 2006 to Aug. 31, 2007. Applicants will present results or progress of their research the following year at the pre-convention workshop.
For complete application guidelines, visit Koppitz Award. The application deadline is Nov. 15. Recipients will be announced on or after Feb. 15. For more information, contact APF at (202) 336-5843; e-mail.
APF's Board of Trustees invites nominations for its 2006 Gold Medal Awards, which recognize life achievement and enduring contributions to psychology.
Awards are presented in four categories:
Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology.
Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology.
Life Achievement by a Psychologist in the Public Interest.
Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology.
All awardees receive a gold medal, $2,000 donated by APF to the charitable or nonprofit organization of the recipient's choice and an all-expenses-paid trip to APA's 2006 Annual Convention in New Orleans, Aug. 10-13, where the award will be presented. APF will reimburse awardees for coach round-trip airfare and reasonable expenses for accommodations and meals.
Eligibility is limited to psychologists 65 years or older who reside in North America. Nominations should indicate the specific award for which the individual is nominated, a nomination statement that traces the nominee's career, a curriculum vitae and bibliography. APF encourages letters in support of the nomination. The chief nominator should coordinate and send all nomination materials in one package. There is no nomination form.
The nomination deadline is Dec. 1. Send nominations to Gold Medal Awards Coordinator, American Psychological Foundation, at the APA address; e-mail.
APF seeks nominations for its 2006 Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award. The award honors careerlong contributions to the teaching of psychology and is named after Charles L. Brewer, PhD, whose devotion and contributions to the teaching of psychology embody the purpose of the award.
APF's teaching subcommittee seeks psychologists who have:
Exhibited exemplary performance as a classroom teacher.
Developed effective teaching methods and materials or innovative curricula and courses.
Conducted research on teaching.
Trained psychology teachers and demonstrated administrative facilitation of teaching.
Inspired students to become psychologists.
The award winner receives a plaque, $2,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to APA's 2006 Annual Convention in New Orleans, where the award will be presented. APF will reimburse awardees for coach round-trip airfare and reasonable expenses for accommodations and meals.
The nomination deadline is Dec. 1. The application form is at Brewer Award. Mail the application form, a description of how the nominee fulfills the award qualifications and the nominee's curriculum vitae and bibliography to the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching Award Coordinator, American Psychological Foundation, at the APA address; e-mail. APF will accept letters in support of the nomination.
APF awarded Lisa F. Platt, a counseling psychology doctoral student at Penn State University, the 2005 APF Randy Gerson Memorial Grant. Sylvia Shellenberger, PhD, established the grant in memory of her late husband, Randy Gerson, to advance the systemic understanding of couple and family dynamics, as well as multigenerational processes.
Platt will use the funding to investigate differential family emotional processes in families in which maltreatment does and doesn't exist. In particular she will look for differences in levels and patterns of cutoff and conflict in nuclear families and across generations.
Platt received her MEd in marriage and family therapy from the University of Oregon. Before pursuing her doctorate, she worked as a child and family therapist in Eugene, Ore.
Each year, the grant alternates between a graduate student and a professional. The 2006 Gerson Grant will be awarded to a professional. For more information, visit Gerson Grant.
APF seeks nominations for the 2006 Cummings PSYCHE Prize, which recognizes a licensed practicing psychologist who is making significant contributions to expanding the role of psychologists as primary-care providers--especially to the colocation of psychologists as behavioral-care providers working side-by-side with primary-care physicians in organized systems of health-care delivery.
The recipient will receive a $50,000 prize at APA's 2006 Annual Convention in New Orleans.
To be eligible, psychologists must have at least 10 years of experience.
To apply, e-mail a letter of nomination that includes the nominee's experience in mentoring, training and developing other psychologists in the field; a one- to two-page statement of accomplishments and plans for the next five years, written by the nominee; and a curriculum vitae via e-mail. APF will accept self-nominations.
The nomination deadline is Dec. 15. For more information, visit the APF. or call (202) 336-5843.
The prize is made possible by a contribution from the Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Foundation.
Apply for 2006 Gerson Grant
APF seeks academicians or practitioners to apply for the 2006 Randy Gerson Memorial Grant, which provides $5,000 to advance the systemic understanding of couple and family dynamics and multigenerational processes.
The selection committee will consider all work that advances theory, assessment or clinical practice in these areas, with preference given to projects using or contributing to the Bowen family systems theory or to those applicants furthering the work of Gerson.
To apply, all applicants and co-investigators must have a doctoral degree or an equivalent terminal degree within their field. Applications must include a statement of the proposed project; rationale for how the project meets the goals of the fund; a budget for the project; a statement about how the results of the project will be disseminated, such as a published paper, report or monograph; curriculum vitae; and two letters of recommendation.
The application deadline is Feb. 1. For more information or to submit an application, e-mail e-mail or visit Gerson Grant.
Bornstein and Duberstein win 2005 Millon Awards
Robert F. Bornstein, PhD, a psychology professor at Gettysburg College, and Paul R. Duberstein, PhD, a psychiatry professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center, both won the 2005 APF Theodore Millon Award in August.
The award honors outstanding midcareer psychologists who are significantly advancing the science of personality psychology and recognizes work in several areas of the field, including personology, personality theory, personality disorders and personality measurement.
Bornstein has written numerous articles on personality assessment, personality disorders and unconscious mental processes. He wrote "The Dependent Personality" (Guilford Press, 1993) and "The Dependent Patient: A Practitioner's Guide" (APA, 2005). Bornstein's research has been funded by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Science Foundation, and he received the Society for Personality Assessment's 1995, 1999 and 2003 Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Personality Assessment Literature.
Duberstein has conducted research on personality, depression and suicide in older adults and co-directed with Jan Moynihan, PhD, the Rochester Center for Mind-Body Research. Building on the well-established finding that personality traits influence depressed patients' reports of mood symptoms, his most recent research shows that patients' traits also influence whether their friends and relatives detect their mood symptoms. Specifically, patients who are low in openness--one of the Big-Five personality traits--are less likely to report certain mood symptoms. This body of research may help explain why some at-risk patients do not seek or adhere to mental health treatment.
APA's Div. 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) co-sponsors and administers the award. The division will solicit nominations and present the award annually through 2008. Each recipient receives $1,000 and a plaque, which are presented at the APA's Annual Convention.
--COMPILED BY S. HAWKINS, E. MERCK AND Z. STAMBOR
APA's Div. 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) and APF seek nominees for the 2006 Theodore Millon Award. The APF-sponsored, Div. 12-administered award is given annually through 2008 to honor a midcareer psychologist advancing the science of personality psychology. APF defines midcareer as having received a doctoral degree eight to 15 years ago.
A division-appointed scientific review panel will select the recipient upon approval by APF's trustees. The division will present the winner with $1,000 and a plaque at APA's 2006 Annual Convention in New Orleans. The awardee will also give a one-hour talk at the convention.
The nomination deadline is Dec. 1. Nominations should include an abbreviated curriculum vitae, up to two letters of support and a cover letter outlining the nominee's contributions to the science of personality psychology in one or more of the following areas: personology, personality theory, personality disorders and personality measurement. Self-nominations are welcome.
Send nomination materials to Div. 12 Past-president Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, c/o Lynn Peterson, P.O. Box 1082, Niwot, CO 80544-1082. For more information, contact Lynn Peterson, Div. 12 administrative officer, via e-mail.