SCP Awards

2018-2019 Society of Counseling Psychology Awards

Co-Chairs Chris Liang and Sherry Rostosky, on behalf of SCP, are requesting nominations for the following Division 17 Awards:

Leona Tyler Award For Lifetime Achievement In Counseling Psychology

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.  Download the criteria for The Leona Tyler Award for Lifetime Achievement in Counseling Psychology.

Congratulations to the 2018 winner : Frederick Leong, Ph.D.

Derald Wing Sue Award For Distinguished Contributions to Multicultural Counseling

The Derald Wing Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Multicultural Counseling is named in honor of Professor Derald Wing Sue, a leader and pioneer of multicultural counseling in the Society of Counseling Psychology as well as the profession of Psychology. The Award, to be given annually, recognizes an individual counseling psychologist who has made career contributions to the advancement of the science, practice, or training in the field of multicultural counseling. Download the criteria for The Derald Wing Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Multicultural Counseling.

Congratulations to the 2018 winner : Joseph L. White, Ph.D.

John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career or Personality Research

The John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career or Personality Research is given for notable research on career or 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. Download the criteria for The John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career or Personality Research

Congratulations to the 2018 winner : Angela Byars-Winston, Ph.D.

John D. Black Award for Outstanding Achievement in Practice

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. Download the criteria for The John D. Black Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Practice of Counseling Psychology.

Congratulations to the 2018 winner : Mary Ann Covey, Ph.D., ABPP

Fritz & Linn Kuder Early Career Award For Distinguished Scientific Contributions

The Fritz & Linn Kuder Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Counseling Psychology was established to honor distinguished scientific contributions by an early career psychologist (ECP) to Counseling Psychology. 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. Download the criteria for The Fritz & Linn Kuder Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Counseling Psychology

Congratulations to the 2018 winner : Neeta Kantamneni, Ph.D.

Early Career Award For Distinguished Professional Contributions

The Early Career Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Counseling Psychology was established to honor distinguished professional contributions by an early career psychologist (ECP) to Counseling Psychology. The award, which includes a monetary prize from SCP, is made for an established record of the practice of and leadership in counseling psychology. Download the criteria for The Early Career Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Counseling Psychology.

Congratulations to the 2018 winner : Laurel B. Watson, Ph.D.

Social Justice Award

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 Society of 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). Download the criteria for The Social Justice Award in Counseling Psychology

Congratulations to the 2018 winner : Rebecca Toporek, Ph.D.

Lifetime Achievement In Mentoring Award

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. Download the criteria for The Lifetime Achievement in Mentoring Award.

Congratulations to the 2018 winner : Janet Helms, Ph.D.

Barbara A. Kirk Award (Student Award)

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. Download the criteria for The Barbara A. Kirk Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Research

Congratulations to the 2018 winner : Brian TaeHyuk Keum, M.A.

Donald E. Super Fellowship (Student Award)

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. Download the criteria for The Donald E. Super Fellowship.

Congratulations to the 2018 winner : Pa Her, M.S.

How to Nominate a Member

Members of the Division 17 Awards and Recognition Committee 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. Announcement of all award winners is made at the annual APA Convention (all award recipients are notified confidentially prior to the convention). Current members of the Division 17 Executive Board are not eligible for these awards during their term of office.

NOMINATION MATERIALS FOR PROFESSIONAL AWARDS:

Nominations should include and be limited to the following: (a) no more than three supporting letters, one of which should be a letter of nomination (from self or other) and no more than two additional letters of support from psychologists; all letters should directly address how the nominee meets the criteria for the specific award; (b) a copy of the nominee’s vita.

Professional Awards Submission Annual Deadline: November 12, 2018

 SEND MATERIALS ELECTRONICALLY TO:  (awards@div17.org)

  • Nomination materials must be combined into one PDF document titled with nominee’s name and award name. For example, “Linda Jackson SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD.pdf”. Submissions that are not in one PDF will not be reviewed. Nominations that are incomplete or that include more materials than required (more than three letters, for instance) will not be reviewed.
  • Send only one nomination per email. Faxes or mailed submissions will not be accepted. (If you don’t have access to email, please work with a colleague who does). Late submissions will not be accepted
  • Please notify one of the committee chairs if you would like to resubmit a nomination packet from last year.

NOMINATION MATERIALS FOR STUDENT AWARDS:

  • Information Forthcoming

Winner Announcement

Announcement of all award winners is made at the annual APA Convention. All Award recipients are notified confidentially prior to the convention.

A list of past SCP award recipients may be viewed here.

Contact

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.

Co-Chairs, SCP Awards & Recognition

Chris Liang & Sherry Rostosky

All nominations should be emailed to awards@div17.org.

Professional Awards Submission
Annual Deadline: November 12, 2018

Student Awards Submission
Annual Deadline: February 15, 2019