Distinguished Psychologist Award for Contributions to Psychology and Psychotherapy

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.

This award was established in 1970 as the Distinguished Professional Award in Psychology and Psychotherapy. At the Mid Winter meeting in 1984, the Board of Directors changed its name to Distinguished Psychologist Award for Contributions to Psychology and Psychotherapy.

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.

Nomination Requirements

  1. A nomination letter outlining the nominee’s career contributions (self-nominations are welcomed)
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae.

Submission Process & Deadline

Submission Process: All items must be sent as electronic files in PDF format. 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)

 

Distinguished Psychologist Award for Contributions to Psychology and Psychotherapy

2020 Recipient: Jean Carter

Dr. Jean Carter has maintained a psychotherapy practice in Washington, DC since receiving her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1980. In her work at the Washington Psychological Center, PC, she offers psychotherapy with individuals and couples, with primary emphases on serious trauma, relationship issues, depression and work stress/vocational adjustment. Additional areas of interest include supervision of psychotherapy practice, grief and loss and issues related to sexual orientation for both individuals and couples. Although she is active throughout psychology, her primary commitment and on-going passion are for the practice of psychotherapy. Dr. Carter is the Treasurer of the American Psychological Association (2017-2022). She has served as President of three Divisions of the American Psychological Association, on the APA Council of Representatives, as Chair of the Committee for Division/APA Relations and the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice and chairs the APA Finance Committee. She was a member of the APA Presidential Task Force on Evidence Based Practice in Psychology and frequently contributes to psychological scholarship through publications and presentations. She is on the editorial board for Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Journal of Psychotherapy Integration and Practice Innovations. She has served as an Associate Editor for Professional Psychology: Research and Practice and on the editorial boards of The Counseling Psychologist, Psychotherapy and The Journal of Counseling Psychology.


Distinguished Psychologist Award for Contributions to Psychology and Psychotherapy

Previous Recipients

2019 - Armand Cerbone

2018 - Jacques Barber

2017 - William B. Stiles 

2016 – Jeffrey J. Magnavita

2015 – Douglas Snyder

2014 – Lorna Smith Benjamin

2013 – Les Greenberg

2012 – Paul L. Wachtel

2011 – Jack C. Anchin

2010 – Jeffrey E. Barnett & Judith Jordan

2009 – Norine Johnson & Jon Carlson

2008 – Bruce E. Wampold

2007 – Gary VandenBos & Carol Goodheart

2006 – Louis Castonguay

2005 – Gerald Koocher

2004 – John C. Norcross & Wade H Silverman

2003 – Clara Hill & Charles J Gelso

2002 – Ronald F. Levant & Frank Dattillio

2001 – Lenore E Walker & Michael J Lambert

2000 – Marvin R Goldfried & Linda F Campbell

1999 – Ellen McGrath

1998 – David Orlinsky

1997 – Alvin R. Mahrer

1996 – Norman Abeles & Alice K. Rubenstein

1995 – Stanley Moldawsky & Harry Sands

1994 – Rachel Hare-Mustin

1993 – Patrick H. DeLeon

1992 – Arnold A Lazarus

1991 – Donald K. Freedheim

1990 – Tommy T. Stigall

1989 – Jack G. Wiggins

1988 – Ernst G. Beier

1987 – Mathilda B. Canter

1986 – Ronald E. Fox

1985 – Stanley R. Graham

1984 – Robert A. Harper

1983 – Herbert J. Freudenberger

1982 – Arthur L. Kovacs

1981 – Carl N. Zimet

1980 – Jules Barron

1979 – Max Siegel

1978 – Jack D. Krasner

1977 – Gordon F. Derner

1976 – Nicholas A. Cummings

1975 – Sidney Jourard (Posthumous Award)

1974 – Haim Ginott (Posthumous Award)

1973 – Albert Ellis & Hans H. Strupp

1972 – Carl R. Rogers

1971 – Victor Raimy

1970 – Eugene T. Gendlin