Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring

Description 

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.

Funding Specifics

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

  1. Membership in the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy
  2. Contribution to the field of psychotherapy through the education and training of the next generation of psychotherapists
  3. Evidence that the individual exerted a significant impact on the development of students and/or early career psychologists in their careers as psychotherapists

Nomination Requirements

Both self-nominations and nominations of others will be considered.

  1. a letter of nomination describing the individual’s impact, role, and activities as a mentor;
  2. a vitae of the nominee; and,
  3. three letters of reference for the mentor, written by students, former students, and/or colleagues who are early career psychologists. Letters of reference for the award should describe the nature of the mentoring relationship (when, where, level of training), and an explanation of the role played by the mentor in facilitating the student or colleague’s development as a psychotherapist. Letters of reference may include, but are not limited to, discussion of the following behaviors that characterize successful mentoring: providing feedback and support; providing assistance with awards, grants and other funding; helping establish a professional network; serving as a role model in the areas of teaching, research, and/or public service; giving advice for professional development (including graduate school postdoctoral study, faculty, and clinical positions); and treating students/colleagues with respect.

Submission Process & Deadline

Submission Process: All items must be sent electronically in one PDF document. Letters of nomination outlining the nominee’s credentials and contributions (along with the nominee’s CV) should be emailed to the Chair of the Professional Awards Committee at SAP.AwardsCommittee@gmail.com

Submission Deadline: December 31 (annually)

Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring

2021 Recipient: Jennifer Schwartz

Jennifer Schwartz, PhD, is a Teaching Professor and Director of the Psychological Services Center (PSC) in the Department of Psychology at Drexel University. She has been a training clinic director since 2005 and was the inaugural clinic director of Drexel’s Psychological Services Center that began in 2013. She has spent her entire professional career training and mentoring future psychologists, helping to excite students about the study of psychology, and building/directing clinical settings that facilitate the highest quality training and patient care. Schwartz has served multiple terms on the executive board of the Association of Psychology Training Clinics (APTC), currently chairs the APTC awards committee, mentors and consults with other training clinic directors, and recently completed a 3-year term as a member of the American Psychological Association Ethics Committee.


 

 

Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring

Previous Recipients

2020 - Cheri Marmarosh & Jacques Barber

2019 - Nan Presser

2018 - No award given

2017 - No award given

2016 – Charles Gelso

2015 – No award given

2014 – Mark Hilsenroth

2013 – Laura Brown

2011 – Jeffrey E. Barnett

2010 – Louis Castonguay

2009 – Marvin Goldfried

2008 – Mathilda B. Canter