1. Objective: To recognize the distinguished contributions of a psychologist who practices in one or more professional settings or roles.
  2. 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 (e.g. advocacy efforts that result in legislation at the state or national level, and/or contributions to local government public health policy).

Award History

  • 2021 Pauline Wallin