APA Achievement Award for Early Career Professionals

The program is designed to encourage first time attendance and increase representation of early career members at the APA convention.

Sponsor: Committee on Early Career Psychologists

Description

The Committee on Early Career Psychologists is pleased to announce the achievement award program for early career members from all areas of psychology (education, practice, public interest and science) to attend APA’s Annual Convention. Forty award recipients receive $750 to be applied toward their convention expenses.

Eligibility

Criteria for applying are: 

  • An APA early career member (within ten years receipt of their doctorate) and a first-time convention attendee. 
  • In addition, preference will be given to those in independent practice, those in basic psychological science or those who will be presenting at APA's Annual Convention.
How to Apply

Submission Materials

  1. Brief statement (maximum one page) about your interest in attending the convention and how you will use this award to support your attendance. Please highlight any significant achievements in your career as well as any leadership positions you have held as an early career psychologist (within APA, other related scholarly or professional organizations such as state and local psychological associations) and indicate how you believe you would benefit from attending the convention. Also, please include in your statement if your primary work is in independent practice, basic psychological science, or if the 2014 convention will be your first APA convention and if you will be receiving other funding to help cover your expenses. 
  2. Please include an abstract of your presentation along with the title and the names of co-presenters that you will be presenting at the 2014 convention. 
  3. Include your curriculum vitae (the year you were awarded a doctorate in psychology should be clearly stated)

Submission Process 

Please submit all materials electronically, to Sonja Wiggins, in a single Word document. Put your name and the name of the award in the subject line (e.g., Jane Smith, Early Career Achievement Award).

Award winners will be notified in April 2014 and will be acknowledged during the Early Career Social Hour sponsored by the Committee on Early Career Psychologists at the APA convention in Washington, D.C.

Past Recipients

2014 Award Winners

The Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) would like to thank all of the candidates that applied for the 2014 APA Early Career Achievement Awards. The winners were selected from among an extraordinary pool of candidates based on their achievements and demonstration of astute leadership in the field of psychology.

And mark your calendars — you are all invited to attend the Early Career Social Hour sponsored by the Committee on Early Career Psychologists at the 2014 APA Annual Convention, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, 5:00 p.m. at the Washington, D.C. Marriott Marquis in the Chinatown Room, where you can meet and network with other early career professionals.

Please join the CECP in congratulating the following winners:

  • Darrin Aase, PhD

  • Wondimu Ahmed, PhD

  • Elizabeth Alvy, PhD

  • Dana Basnight-Brown, PhD

  • Ayoka Bell, PsyD

  • Paul Cantz, PsyD

  • Shuki Cohen, PhD

  • Sara Davin, PsyD

  • Nathaly Desmarais, PsyD

  • Casey Dexter, PhD

  • Anna Docherty, PhD

  • Mihaela Dranoff, PhD

  • Kristi Gamarel, PhD

  • Georica Gholson, PhD

  • Liz Gunderson, PhD

  • Emma Hettrich, PsyD

  • Emily Jackson, PhD

  • Dawn Jewell, PsyD

  • Miliani Jimenez, PhD

  • David King, PhD

  • Skye Margolies, PhD

  • Marc Martinez, PhD

  • Samuel McQuillin, PhD

  • Meghan Miller, PhD

  • Wael Mohamed, PhD

  • Andrew Moon, PsyD

  • Shavonne Moore, PhD

  • Kelly Mulvey, PhD

  • Christina Olezeski, PhD

  • Isaiah Pickens, PhD

  • Nicole Quinlan, PhD

  • Timothy Ralston, PhD

  • Christina Rebholz, PsyD

  • Amanda Reed, PhD

  • Rebecca Richey, PsyD

  • Pedro Saez, PhD

  • Rebecca Schlegel, PhD

  • Emily Selby-Nelson, PsyD

  • Jennifer Sweeton, PsyD

  • Jordan Troisi, PhD

2013 Award Winners

The Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) would like to thank all of the candidates that applied for the 2013 APA Convention Travel Awards for Early Career Psychologists. More than 140 applications were received from highly qualified candidates. Please join CECP in congratulating the following winners:

  • Julie M. Bugg, PhD

  • Joaquin Burciaga, PhD

  • Mylien T. Duong, PhD

  • Whitney Ence, PhD

  • Robin S. Everhart, PhD

  • Ruth A. Gentry, PhD

  • Arcaceli Gonzales, PhD

  • John Paul Jameson, PhD

  • David P. Johnson, PhD

  • Alfonso Mercado, PhD

  • Allecia Reid, PhD

  • Galena Rhoades, PhD

  • Katina B. Sawyer, PhD

  • Dustin J. Stairs, PhD

  • Michael L. Sulkowski, PhD

  • Erin Tooley, PhD

  • Ranak Trivedi, PhD

  • Katja Upadyaya, PhD

  • Sherrie L. Wilcox, PhD

  • Cortney Wolfe-Christensen, PhD 

2012 Award Winners

The Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) would like to thank all of the candidates that applied for the 2012 APA Convention Travel Awards for Early Career Psychologists. More than 180 applications were received from highly qualified candidates. Please join CECP in congratulating the following winners:

  • Amy Camodeca, PhD, Coraopolis, Pa. (Member since 2012)

  • Von M. Charana-Cruz, PhD, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Member since 2011)

  • Molly S. Clark, PhD, Brandon, Miss. (Member since 2003)

  • Shana Cohen, PhD, Riverside, Calif. (Member since 2011)

  • Jana M. Hackathorn, PhD, Murray, Ky. (Member since 2008)

  • Anitha lyer-Kothari, PhD, Long Beach, Calif. (Member since 2007)

  • Cindra S. Kamphoff, PhD, Mankato, Minn. (Member since 2011)

  • Tracy S. Kretzmer, PhD, Tampa, Fla. (Member since 1997)

  • Chun-l Li, PhD, Alhambra, Calif. (Member since 2010)

  • Yue Ma, PhD, Wesley Chapel, Fla. (Member since 2012)

  • Rosemarie Manfredi, PsyD, Elkins Park, Pa. (Member since 2001)

  • Maria J. Marquine, PhD, Chicago (Member since 2004)

  • Anthony C. Perez, PhD, Durham, N.C. (Member since 2002)

  • Kristina T. Phillips, PhD, Denver (Member since 1999)

  • Traci M. Scherdell, PsyD, Baltimore (Member since 2005)

  • Kimber Shelton, PhD, Lithonia, Ga. (Member since 2006)

  • Lryna A. Temchenko-Kasi, PhD, Conway, Ark. (Member since 2006)

  • Kenneth Trevino, PhD, Dallas (Member since 2010)

  • Jack Y. Tsan, PhD, Waco, Texas (Member since 2003)

  • Carolyn E. Waldecker, PsyD, Westbury, N.Y. (Member since 2007)

2011 Award Winners

  • Stephanie Afful, PhD, (Member since 2007)

  • Erin Andrews, PsyD (Member since 2008)

  • Valerie Futch, PhD, (Member since 2011)

  • Jessica Good, PhD, (Member since 2011)

  • Katherine D. Hoerster, PhD, (Member since 2010)

  • Laura Johnson, PsyD (Member since 2008)

  • J. Kiley-Hamlin, PhD, (non-member)

  • Laura Linebarger, PsyD (Member since 2010)

  • Taryn A, Myers, PhD, (Member since 2010)

  • Sid O’Bryant, PhD, (Member since 2004)

  • Asil Ozdogru, PhD, (Member since 2010)

  • Dalin Pulsipher, PhD, (Member since 2010)

  • Hannah-Lise Tirado Schofield, PhD, (Member since 2009)