Distinguished Award for the International Advancement of Psychotherapy

Description

Concurrent with the formation of the International Domain and the International Affairs Committee within the Society, this award was established in 2017 in recognition of individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the international advancement of psychotherapy.

Funding Specifics

Award recipients receive an honorarium of $1,000 and an award certificate from the Society at the Society’s awards ceremony at the APA Annual Convention.

Eligibility Requirements

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 (including International members who are non-APA Member Affiliates).
  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.

Application materials should include:

  1. A nomination letter outlining the nominee’s contributions to the international advancement of psychotherapy (self-nominations are welcomed).
  2. Two or more supporting letters
  3. A current Curriculum Vitae.

Submission Process & Deadline

Submission Process: Submit applications to Michael Constantino, at [email protected]. Incomplete or late application packets will not be considered.

Submission Deadline: January 31 (midnight).

 

Distinguished Award for the International Advancement of Psychotherapy

2018 Recipient: Dr. Rod Goodyear

Rod Goodyear, PhD., Counseling Psychology, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana) is a Professor at the University of Redlands as well as Emeritus Professor of Counseling Psychology, University of Southern California and was the 2015 President of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy where his Presidential initiative concerned more fully internationalizing the Society. His scholarship has focused primarily on processes and outcomes in supervision and training, and secondarily on professional identity in counseling psychology. His book with Janine Bernard (Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision), in its sixth edition, is arguably the most widely used supervision book. His recent work has focused on the potential of deliberate practice for therapists (see Rousmaniere, Goodyear, Miller and Wampold's The Cycle of Excellence).

He was a member of the American Psychological Associations' task group that developed the Association's clinical supervision guidelines; and he received the American Psychological Association's 2015 award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Education and Training. In the past five years his work has become increasingly international, with collaborations and training projects in Latin America, China, South Korea, and the U.K.