2015-2016 Society of Counseling Psychology Awards – Call for Nominations – Coming Soon
Chair Eric Sauer, on behalf of SCP, will be requesting request nominations for the following Division 17 Awards:
- LEONA TYLER AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY
- JOHN HOLLAND AWARD
- JOHN D. BLACK AWARD
- FRITZ AND LINN KUDER EARLY CAREER SCIENTIST/PRACTITIONER AWARD
- DOROTHY BOOZ BLACK AWARD
- SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD
- THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN MENTORING AWARD
- BARBARA A. KIRK AWARD (student award)
- DONALD E. SUPER FELLOWSHIP (student award)
2015 Society of Counseling Psychology Award Winners
Congratulations to the following outstanding recipients of the SCP awards:
- Leona Tyler Award for Lifetime Achievement in Counseling Psychology:
Melba Vasquez, PhD
- Fritz and Linn Kuder Early Career Award:
Jesse Owen, PhD
Francisco Javier Sanchez, PhD
- Dorothy Booz Black Award for Outstanding Achievement in Counseling Health Psychology:
Donald Eggerth, PhD
- Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Awards:
Alvin Alvarez PhD
- Barbara A. Kirk Award:
Blake Allan, PhD
- Donald E. Super Fellowship:
- Social Justice Award
Brent Mallinckrodt, PhD
Joseph Miles, PhD
A list of past SCP award recipients may be viewed here.
The Awards and Recognition Committee requests nominations for the following Division 17 Awards:
- Leona Tyler Award for Lifetime Achievement in Counseling Psychology
- John Holland Award
- John D. Black Award
- Fritz and Linn Kuder Early Career Scientist/Practitioner Award
- Dorothy Booz Black Award
- Social Justice Award
- Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award
- Division 17 and APF Support Counseling Psychology Programs Grants
Professional Awards (Deadline November 15)
The Leona Tyler Award for Lifetime Achievement in Counseling Psychology is given to stimulate and reward distinguished contributions in research or professional achievement in Counseling Psychology. The Award – the Society’s most prestigious – honors Dr. Tyler, who was the former President of both the Society and the American Psychological Association. The criteria for The Leona Tyler Award for Lifetime Achievement in Counseling Psychology may be downloaded here.
The John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career and Personality Research is given for notable research on career and personality topics. This award is for mid-level professionals who have received their doctorate degrees between 10 and 20 years ago. The award has an associated monetary prize, which was initiated and funded by Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.
The John D. Black Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Practice of Counseling Psychology is given to stimulate and reward outstanding achievement in the practice of Counseling Psychology. The monetary prize associated with the award is donated by Consulting Psychologists Press, Inc.
Funded by Kuder, Inc. (www.kuder.com), this award was established to honor early career achievements in science and practice. The recipient must have received the doctorate degree within the past ten years. The award, which includes a monetary prize from SCP, is made for outstanding contributions to the science and practice of counseling psychology.
The Dorothy Booz Black Award for Outstanding Achievement in Counseling Health Psychology is given to encourage and award outstanding research and practice in counseling health psychology. The award has an associated monetary prize, which is funded by Consulting Psychologist Press, Inc. Nominees must have made a primary contribution in research and practice of counseling health psychology focused on health-related processes and outcomes.
The Social Justice Award is given to a living SCP member* with a degree in counseling psychology or demonstrated identity as a counseling psychologist. Nominees must have a sustained commitment to counseling psychology, community involvement, and diversity, as well as demonstrated evidence of achieving community or organizational change that supports disenfranchised, disempowered, less privileged, or oppressed groups. This commitment to social justice also must provide a larger impact on practice, research, and scholarship in the field. The associated monetary award is funded by the editors of The Handbook of Social Justice in Counseling Psychology.
*The award also may be given to a small group whose collaborative work meets the spirit of the award (and in which case the lead nominee must meet all criteria above).
The Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award acknowledges career contributions to Counseling Psychology via excellence in mentoring. This award is for professionals who have provided mentoring throughout their careers.
Student Awards (Deadline February 15)
The Barbara A. Kirk Award is presented in recognition of outstanding student-initiated research (dissertation or other). The award, which includes a cash award, was established to honor the late Barbara A. Kirk.
The Donald E. Super Fellowship is awarded to support dissertation research on a topic related to career development and is accompanied by a cash award.
How to Nominate a Member
- Required Materials (though see below for special requirements for certain awards)
- Nomination letter which discusses the significance of the nominee’s contributions and achievements
- No more than three (3) supporting letters from other psychologists
- Copy of the nominee’s vita
- Please collate nomination materials into one PDF document titled with nominee’s name and award name. For example, “Linda Jackson SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD.pdf”.
- Send materials via email to the Co-Chairs of the SCP Awards and Recognition Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org. No faxes or mailed submissions will be accepted. If you do not have access to email, please collaborate with a colleague who does have access. Please notify the Co-Chair if you would like to resubmit a nomination packet from last year.
- Deadline for Nominations
- November 15: For Tyler, Holland, Black, Kuder, Booz Black, Social Justice
- February 15: For Kirk and Super Awards
- Note: Members of the Division 17 Committee on Awards and Recognition and members of the Executive Board may make nominations. However, if they do so, they must withdraw from the voting process related to any nominee for whom they have written a letter of support. Current members of the Division 17 Executive Board are not eligible for these awards during their term of office. Contact the committee chairs if you would like to resubmit a nomination packet from last year.
- Special Requirements for Certain Awards
- Social Justice Award Special Requirements:
- Nomination letters should describe the significance of the nominee’s contributions relevant to the award criteria. No more than three supporting letters of endorsement should be sent from stakeholders connected to the social justice work of the individual(s) being nominated.
- Current vitae
- Documentation from other sources (e.g., newspaper articles, workshop brochures) that indicate widespread awareness or recognition of the nominee’s (or small group’s) contributions
- a brief essay (1-2 pages, written by either the nominator or nominee) summarizing the nominee’s (or small group’s) work for social justice and how this work meets the criteria for the Social Justice Award
- Note: Members of the Awards and Recognition Committee may also collect relevant information regarding the nominees.
- Barbara A. Kirk Award Special Requirements
- To be eligible, a graduate student must conduct and produce independent research while enrolled in a counseling psychology program. The piece of research can be submitted up to one year after graduation. The nominee must be the principal author of the research.
- Nomination letter which discusses the significance of the nominee’s contributions to Counseling Psychology. Please include the names, phone numbers, program and institutional affiliations, and APA divisional membership of the endorser and of the nominee.
- Full length APA style article (as one would submit for publication) or a 1,800 word summary (as one would submit for an APA convention proposal).
- The nominee’s vita
- Donald E. Super Fellowship Special Requirements
- Only doctoral students enrolled in a counseling psychology program are eligible. Because the Fellowship is intended to support recipients during their tenure as students, the anticipated completion dated for the dissertation should not fall before the award date (i.e., at the annual convention of APA .) The Fellowship will be awarded based on the quality of the dissertation proposal and its potential for advancing knowledge in the area of career development.
- Nomination letter discussing the significance of the nominee’s contributions to Counseling Psychology. Please include the names, phone numbers, program and institutional affiliations, and APA divisional membership of the endorser and of the nominee.
- An APA-style (6th edition) formatted version of the student’s dissertation proposal not to exceed 30 pagest.
- an approval of the proposal signed by the dissertation committee members
- The nominee’s vita
- Social Justice Award Special Requirements:
Announcement of all award winners is made at the annual APA Convention. All Award recipients are notified confidentially prior to the convention.
If you have any questions or suggestions about the policies or procedures associated with any of the Division 17 awards, please contact the Awards Committee Co-Chairs.
Chair, SCP Awards & Recognition
Eric Sauer, PhD
All nominations should be emailed to email@example.com.
Professional Awards Submission
Annual Deadline: Nov 15
Student Awards Submission
Annual Deadline: Feb 15