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2021 Society Awards – Call for Nominations

The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy is pleased to share our calls for awards for the 2021 year. Please see below and be sure to check out our full listing of awards and grants here: https://societyforpsychotherapy.org/members/awards/


Distinguished Psychologist Award

DESCRIPTION

The APA Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division 29) invites nominations for its Distinguished Psychologist Award, which recognizes lifetime contributions to psychotherapy, psychology, and the Society. The awardee will receive a certificate and award of $500 as well as up to $500 reimbursement for qualified expenses to attend the Society’s Awards Ceremony to be held at the annual APA Convention.

DEADLINE

Deadline is December 31st annually.

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Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring

Description & Eligibility

The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division 29) invites nominations for its Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring, which honors a member of the Society who has contributed to the field of psychotherapy through the education and training of the next generation of psychotherapists. The awardee will receive a certificate and award of $500 as well as up to $500 reimbursement for qualified expenses to attend the Society’s Awards Ceremony to be held at the annual APA Convention. The nominee must be a member of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy.

The awardee will receive a cash honorarium of $500 and up to $500 reimbursement for qualified expenses to attend the Society’s Awards Ceremony held at the annual APA Convention.

DEADLINE

Deadline is December 31st annually.

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Mid-career Award for Distinguished Scholarship Contributions to the Advancement of Psychotherapy

Description & Eligibility

The APA Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division 29) invites nominations
for its Mid-Career Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Psychotherapy
Scholarship, which recognizes a Society member’s contributions made through one’s mid-
career to the advancement of psychotherapy theory and research, as well as to the Society.
Nominees should be no less than 10 years and no more than 20 years post-doctoral degree. The
awardee will receive a certificate and award of $500 as well as up to $500 reimbursement for
qualified expenses to attend the Society’s Awards Ceremony to be held at the annual APA
Convention.

DEADLINE

Deadline is December 31st annually.

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Distinguished Award for the International Advancement of Psychotherapy

Description

This award recognizes individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the international advancement of psychotherapy. The awardee will receive a certificate and award of $500 as well as up to $500 reimbursement for qualified expenses to attend the Society’s Awards Ceremony to be held at the annual APA Convention.

Eligibility

The criteria for receipt of this award are broadly defined as significant and sustained contributions to the international advancement of psychotherapy which is consistent with the international dimension of the Society’s mission, i.e., the Society is an international community of practitioners, scholars, researchers, teachers, health care specialists, and students who are interested in and devoted to the advancement of the practice and science of psychotherapy. Given below are the specific requirements in order to receive the award:

1. Membership in the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy-Division 29 (including non-APA Affiliate Members who are not members of APA).

2. Sustained and significant contributions to the international advancement of psychotherapy in practice, research and/or training in psychotherapy.

3. These contributions must be in the international arena and a significant part of the contribution must be within the division OR the contributions should represent a significant collaboration with individuals from the international community and promotes the ideas and practices of that community.

DEADLINE

Deadline is December 31st annually.

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Social Justice and Public Interest/Public Policy Award for Early Career Professionals

Description

The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division 29) invites nominations for its Social Justice and Public Interest/ Public Policy Award, which honors an Early Career Psychologist (up to 10 years post-doctorate) member of the Society who has made a significant contribution to social justice. The awardee will receive a cash honorarium of $500 and up to $500 reimbursement for qualified expenses to attend the Society’s Awards Ceremony held at the annual APA Convention.

Eligibility

Nominees must demonstrate a sustained commitment to psychotherapy practice or research, community involvement and diversity, as well as evidence of achieving change that supports the disenfranchised, disempowered, less privileged or oppressed groups. Significant contributions may be evidenced via (a) psychotherapy research, development and implementation of an applied psychotherapy community project that promotes social justice and/or public interest/policy, or (b) being instrumental in helping to increase awareness or
assisting in the passage of legislative and institutional changes that may impact the profession. Both self-nominations and nominations of others will be considered.

DEADLINE

Deadline is December 31st annually.

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Psychotherapy Practice Awards

Description

These awards are for nominees who demonstrate excellence in the art and practice of psychotherapy appropriate to their development as a therapist (Early Career, Mid-Career, Distinguished). Nominees have a strong foundation of therapeutic skills and work effectively with their client base and show a commitment to growth as a therapist (e.g. learning from mistakes, modifying their approach, use of self-care). Practitioners who contribute significantly to the practice of psychotherapy through community work, supervision or clinical proficiency are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility

1. All nominees must be or become a member of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (note that there is a $40 membership fee and it is not a requirement that you be a member of APA -

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2. Nominees must be engaged in psychotherapy practice at least 75% of their time. (This can include independent practice, group practice, Community Mental Health Centers, VAs, counseling centers, other settings where nominee’s primary role is in providing psychotherapy services.)

Early Career Practitioner Award – Nominee must be within 10 years of receipt of post-
graduate degree
Mid-Career Practitioner Award – Nominee must be no less than 10 years and no more than
20 years post graduate degree
Distinguished Practitioner Award –Nominee must be more than 20 years post graduate degree

Deadline is December 31st annually.

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All items must be sent as electronic files in PDF format and should be emailed to the Chair of the Professional Awards Committee at SAP.AwardsCommittee@gmail.com

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