APA psychologists Dana Dunn, PhD and Izabela Schultz, PhD to receive awards during APA’s Annual Convention

CDIP’s Distinguished Contribution Award and APF Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching Awards being presented during convention.

By the Disability Issues Office

2013 Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Disability Issues in Psychology Award

Izabela Z. Schultz, PhD (credit: Robert Leon)Izabela Schultz, PhD, professor of counseling psychology at the University of British Columbia will be presented with the Distinguished Contributions award during CDIP’s annual conversation hour/awards ceremony during APA’s convention. During this event, Schultz will give the following address titled Accommodating Persons with Nonvisible Disabilities in the Workplace. Her presentation will focus on employment barriers faced by persons with nonvisible disabilities and research evidence regarding best workplace interventions and accommodations for persons with these disabilities. The role of social interaction in the work accommodation process will be raised. In this context, recommendations for psychologists providing services to persons with disabilities, including the idea of work as therapy, will be discussed.


2013 Brewer Award for Distinguished Teaching

Dana S. Dunn, PhDDana S. Dunn, PhD, professor of psychology and assistant dean for special projects at Moravian College, will be receiving the 2013 Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award. This award, which is given by the American Psychological Foundation (APF), recognizes a significant career of contributions of a psychologist who has a proven track record as an exceptional teacher of psychology. Dunn will receive the Brewer Award and deliver an invited address on teaching during the APA's 2013 Annual Convention, July 31-Aug. 4, 2013, in Honolulu.