Henry Tomes Awards for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Psychology

These awards honor psychologists from each ethnic minority community — African-American, Alaska Native/American Indian, Asian-American/Pacific Islander, Latina/o American — on a rotating basis.

Sponsor: Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs

Description

The Henry Tomes Awards for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Psychology, named in honor of one of the leaders and pioneers of ethnic minority psychology, are awarded biennially at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. The awards are funded by the member associations of the Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests (CNPAAEMI). The winners of the 2015 CNPAAEMI Henry Tomes Awards will each receive an award trophy and a cash honorarium of $500 that will be presented during the opening reception of the National Multicultural Conference and Summit in Atlanta, January 2015.

Eligibility

Funded by the member Associations of the Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests, the Tomes Awards honor psychologists from each ethnic minority community — African-American/Black; American Indian/Alaska Native; Asian-American/Pacific Islander; Latina(o)/Hispanic American — on a rotating basis. The 2015 Tomes Awards will recognize one African-American/Black psychologist in each of the two categories:

Senior African-American/Black psychologist

African-American/Black psychologist who has been in the field for 20 or more years and whose work demonstrates distinguished contributions for the empowerment of ethnic minority individuals and communities in all of the following arenas:

  • The development and promotion of ethnic minority psychology in the areas of research, training, practice and/or policy.
  • Advocacy in the interests and psychological well-being of individuals across multiple ethnic minority communities: African-American/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian-American/Pacific Islander and Latino(a)/Hispanic Americans.
  • Leadership in institutions and organizations to advance ethnic minority interests in the practice, science and/or education of psychology. 
Emerging African-American/Black psychologist

African-American/Black psychologist who has earned a doctoral degree no earlier than 2004 (i.e., 10 years postdoctorate), and whose work has already influenced and demonstrates promise for distinguished contributions towards the empowerment of ethnic minority individuals and communities in the following arenas:

  • Development and promotion of ethnic minority psychology in two of the four following areas — research, training, practice, policy — with emerging efforts in the remaining two.
  • Advocacy in the interests and psychological well-being of individuals in one of the following ethnic minority communities: African-American/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian-American/Pacific Islander and Latino(a)/Hispanic American with emerging contributions to at least one other ethnic minority community.
  • Leadership in institutions and organizations to advance ethnic minority interests in the practice, science and/or education of psychology.

 

How to Apply

2015 call for nominations for the Henry Tomes Awards (PDF, 73KB)

Nomination packets must include the following:

  1. A nomination letter.

  2. Three letters of endorsement.

  3. The candidate's current curriculum vita.

Materials should be addressed to:

CNPAAEMI, Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242

Past Recipients
2013

Patricia Arredondo, EdD and Rachel L. Navarro, PhD

2011

Richard M. Suinn, PhD and Lawrence H. Yang, PhD

2009

Joseph E. Trimble, PhD and Joseph P. Gone, PhD

2007

Joseph White, PhD 


Learn more about these winners