Division 29 Distinguished Psychologist Award

This award recognizes lifetime contributions to psychotherapy, psychology, and the Division of Psychotherapy.

Deadline: January 1, 2015; January 1, 2016

Sponsor: Division 29

Description

This award was established in 1970 as the Distinguished Professional Award in Psychology and Psychotherapy. At the Mid Winter meeting in 1984, the Board of Directors changed its name to Distinguished Psychologist Award for Contributions to Psychology and Psychotherapy.

Award recipients receive an honorarium of $500 and an award plaque from the division at the Division's Awards Ceremony at the APA Annual Convention.

Eligibility

The criteria for receipt of this award are loosely defined and are flexible in order to embrace the breadth of contributions that psychologists/psychotherapists make that distinguish them from their peers. However, the following aspects of each candidate are considered in this order:

  • Length of time of service to psychotherapy.

  • Membership in Division 29.

  • Significance of contributions to the practice, research and/or training in psychotherapy.

  • Significance of contributions to the division.

How to Apply

Application materials should include:

  1. A nomination letter outlining the nominee's career contributions (self-nominations are welcomed).

  2. A current Curriculum Vitae.

Submit applications to the Awards Chair William Stiles, PhD.

Past Recipients
2014

Lorna Smith Benjamin, PhD

2013

Les Greenberg, PhD

2010

Jeffrey Barnett
Judith Jordon

2009

Norine Johnson
Jon Carlson

2008

Bruce E. Wampold

2007

Gary VandenBos
Carol Goodheart

2006

Louis Castonguay

2005

Gerald Koocher

2004

John C. Norcross
Wade H. Silverman

2003

Clara Hill
Charles J. Gelso

2002

Ronald F. Levant
Frank Dattillio

2001

Lenore E. Walker
Michael J. Lambert

2000

Marvin R. Goldfried
Linda F. Campbell

1999

Ellen McGrath

1998

David Orlinsky

1997

Alvin R. Mahrer

1996

Norman Abeles
Alice K. Rubenstein

1995

Stanley Moldawsky
Harry Sands

1994

Rachel Hare-Mustin

1993

Patrick H. DeLeon

1992

Arnold A. Lazarus

1991

Donald K. Freedheim

1990

Tommy T. Stigall

1989

Jack G. Wiggins

1988

Ernst G. Beier

1987

Mathilda B. Canter

1986

Ronald E. Fox

1985

Stanley R. Graham

1984

Robert A. Harper

1983

Herbert J. Freudenberger

1982

Arthur L. Kovacs

1981

Carl N. Zimet

1980

Jules Barron

1979

Max Siegel

1978

Jack D. Krasner

1977

Gordon F. Derner

1976

Nicholas A. Cummings

1975

Sidney Jourard (Posthumous Award)

1974

Haim Ginott (Posthumous Award)

1973

Albert Ellis
Hans H. Strupp

1972

Carl R. Rogers

1971

Victor Raimy

1970

Eugene T. Gendlin