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Posted: 4/15/2024

Award for Distinguished Contributions to Independent Practice

Nominations will be considered for psychologists working in any area of clinical specialization, health services provision, or consulting, and services provided to any patient population or professional clientele in an independent setting.

Awardees receive an honorarium of $1,000 and have the opportunity to participate in a formal presentation of this award during a virtual Awards Ceremony later this year. They may also submit a short video describing their research or other contributions to a broad audience for use on the APA website.

Deadline for Nominations: Aug. 31, 2023

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, services should have been provided to diverse client groups or patient populations, including but not limited to:

  • children/adolescents/adults/older adults
  • urban/rural/frontier populations
  • minority populations
  • persons with serious mental illness will be considered

Contributions may be judged distinguished by virtue of peer recognition, advancement of the public's recognition of psychology as a profession, relevant professional association honors, or other meritorious accomplishments denoting excellence as a practitioner including advancement of the profession.

All nominees must have excellent overall personal and professional reputations. Nominees should not have received disciplinary action from a state board of examiners in psychology and must have no history of ethical violations at the state or national level.

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