American Psychological Foundation
Recipient of dissertation research award announced
Christine M. Sloss, a fifth-year doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at DePaul University, was awarded the 2001 American Psychological Foundation (APF) Todd E. Husted Memorial Dissertation Award.
The annual award was established four years ago to encourage contributions to the development of improved outreach and delivery of mental health services to those with serious mental illness. APA's Science Directorate, with approval from APF's Board of Trustees, awards $1,000 to the applicant whose dissertation research contributes most significantly to this goal.
Scrivner grants awarded for outstanding research in gay and lesbian family psychology
Brian D. Carpenter, PhD, assistant professor in Washington University's psychology department in St. Louis, is the postdoctoral winner of the third annual Roy Scrivner Research Grants competition, administered by the American Psychological Foundation (APF).
The grants were established to honor Scrivner, a counseling and clinical psychologist and former president of the Texas Psychological Association, to encourage promising research on lesbian and gay family psychology and family therapy at both the pre- and postdoctoral levels.
Carpenter was chosen to receive the $4,000 award for his research on intergenerational in-law relationships among gay and lesbian couples and their families. He plans to investigate the integration of homosexual family members in the extended family, expectations for support across generations and associations with well-being.
Two doctoral candidates will receive $1,000 Scrivner awards each for their exemplary dissertation-level research projects: Kimberly F. Balsam, a clinical psychology doctoral student at the University of Vermont, and Abbie E. Goldberg, a clinical psychology doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Balsam's dissertation, "Traumatic victimization: a comparison of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults and their heterosexual siblings," focuses on the prevalence and correlates of childhood abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and hate crime victimization in the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual adults. Goldberg's dissertation explores the processes of change and adjustment experienced by lesbian couples as they negotiate the roles of parent, partner and working adult. Titled "The transition to parenthood for lesbian couples: implications for mothers' psychological well-being and relationship quality," the project will serve as a pilot study to aid future efforts to identify predictable factors in the mothers.
The Scrivner Research Grants are awarded annually. Members of Divs. 43 (Family) and 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues) serve on both the Scrivner oversight and awards committees. Research grants will be available for both professionals (two for up to $4,000 each) and doctoral students (two for up to $1,000 each) in 2003; the deadline is Nov. 1. Visit APF's Web site for more information and application instructions.
Nominate your colleagues for Gold Medal Awards
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) invites nominations for its 2003 Gold Medal Awards. The awards include a medal, $2,000 to be donated by APF to the charitable institution of the winner's choice and an all-expenses-paid trip for the award winner and one guest to APA's 2003 Annual Convention in Toronto, Aug. 7-10, for two nights and three days.
The Gold Medal Awards recognize life achievement in and enduring contributions to psychology. Eligibility is limited to psychologists 65 or older who reside in North America. Awards are conferred in four categories:
Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology, for advancing psychological science.
Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology, for advancing the application of psychology through methods, research and/or application of psychological techniques to important practical problems.
Enduring Contribution by a Psychologist in the Public Interest, for the application of psychology in the public interest.
Life Achievement in the Practice of Psychology, for advancing the professional practice of psychology through a demonstrable effect on patterns of service delivery in the profession.
Nominations should indicate the specific award for which the individual is nominated and should include a statement that traces the nominee's cumulative record of enduring contribution to the purpose of the award, as well as the nominee's current vitae and bibliography. Letters in support of the nomination are also welcome. There is no nomination form. All nomination materials should be forwarded in one package. The firm deadline for receipt of complete nomination materials is Dec. 2. Packets should be mailed to the Gold Medal Awards Coordinator, APF, at the APA address.
Nominations sought for Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award
The American Psychological Foundation (APF) invites nominations for its 2003 Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award.
The awardee receives a plaque, a $2,000 check and a two-night, three-day, all-expenses-paid trip to APA's 2003 Annual Convention in Toronto, Aug. 7-10, where the award will be presented.
The award recognizes a career contribution to the teaching of psychology. APF's Teaching Subcommittee selects a psychologist for the award who has demonstrated evidence of influence as a teacher of students who become psychologists; research on teaching; development of effective teaching methods or materials; development of innovative curricula and courses; exemplary performance as a classroom teacher; training of teachers of psychology; teaching of advanced research methods and practice in psychology; or administrative facilitation of teaching.
Nominations should include the nomination form provided by APF, a statement illustrating how the nominee fulfills the guidelines of the award, and the nominee's vitae and bibliography. Letters in support of the nomination are welcome.
All materials should be forwarded as a packet to APF. The deadline for receipt of materials is Dec. 2. Completed nomination packets should be mailed to APF's Teaching Award Coordinator at the APA address. Requests for nomination forms may be sent to APF or mailed to the APA address.
--A. KIEL AND K. HEWLETT