Nominate those who deserve special recognition from Division 42!  

We are seeking nominations for:

  • Distinguished Professional Contribution to the Practice of Psychology
  • Mentoring Award
  • Diversity Award

Scroll down for eligibility criteria and to link to the Nomination forms.

Lists of previous award recipients are available here.

DEADLINE: May 24, 2024

 

PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATIONS FOR ALL AWARDS

  • Nominations can only be made for nominees who are Division 42 members and licensed psychologists for at least 5 years. Nominators must provide evidence that the nominee meets these two criteria.
  • Candidate solicitations will include a request for Diversity Candidates, and the Awards Committee will consider the diversity of any candidate as factor in award deliberations.
  • Nominations will be submitted through this online portal.
  • Nominations must include a CV current through the prior year of the nomination.
  • Nominations must include two letters of nomination from practicing psychologists, one from a Division 42 member that includes evidence on each required award criteria; and evidence of all applicable optional criteria.

 

Distinguished Professional Contribution to the Practice of Psychology

Objective:  To recognize the distinguished contributions of a psychologist who practices in one or more professional settings or roles.

Criteria to be considered: 

  • The candidate has practiced psychology for at least five years and has made distinguished contributions to the practice of psychology through service at the national level, including contributions through service to Division 42.
  • The candidate’s career includes a sustained effort devoted to the delivery of psychological services.
  • The candidate demonstrates their commitment to diversity in the practice of psychology.
  • The candidate’s career includes evidence of local, state, or national peer recognition and/or relevant professional association honors demonstrating excellence in the practice of psychology.
  • The candidate has advanced the practice of psychology through service on at least one local SPTA/APA board, committee, commission or a Division.
  • One or more of the following:
    • The candidate demonstrates contributions to the profession through publication of theoretical, scientific, and/or research articles, books, monographs, and/or assessment devices which have made a demonstrable impact on the practice of psychology.
    • The candidate demonstrates contributions to the profession through significant contribution in the areas of training and/or teaching colleagues at the undergraduate level, internship site(s), doctoral education program(s), post-doctoral site(s), or post-licensure education or training programs.
    • The candidate demonstrates contributions to the profession through distinguished work on public (e.g. advocacy efforts that result in legislation at the state or national level, and/or contributions to local government public health policy).
  1. Submission Deadline May 24, 2024.

 

Mentoring Award

Objective: To reinforce the meaning and value of mentoring to 42 members, mentors, and mentees.

Criteria to be considered:

  • The candidate has made a significant contribution to Division 42’s mentoring program(s) as demonstrated by documented mentorship of multiple 42 members over at least three years.
  • The candidate contributed to the structure and administration of the Mentoring program(s)The candidate demonstrates commitment to diversity in the practice of psychology.
  • that improves or facilitates the capacity of Division 42mentors to provide meaningful and effective mentoring.
  • The candidate has advanced mentees in achieving Division 42’s mission for the practice of psychology.

Diversity Award

Objective: To recognize a Division 42 member who has made significant contributions in promoting the practice of psychology with a focus on diversity that includes: a commitment and prioritization of the advancement of diversity, inclusion, and equity throughout their work. The nominee should demonstrate leadership in the advancement of diversity, inclusion and equity through outstanding leadership, applied or basic research, education, training, professional practice, psychological consultation, organizational service, or advocacy at the state, national or international level.

Criteria to be considered:

  • The candidate has developed and implemented culturally competent models of psychological practice focused on minority, marginalized, or underserved populations.
  • The candidate demonstrates exemplary leadership and service in advocating for organizational policies and activities which promote inclusion, recruitment and retention of individuals from minority, marginalized, or underserved groups in state and national governance.
  • The candidate promotes applied or basic research and expansion of knowledge in the practice of psychology focused on the disparity of health services among minority, marginalized, or underrepresented groups.

Submission Deadline May 24, 2024