APF Dr. Rosalee G. Weiss Lecture for Outstanding Leaders


The APA Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division 29) invites nominations for the Dr. Rosalee G. Weiss Lecture for Outstanding Leaders in Psychology. The lecturer is an outstanding leader in psychology, or a leader in the arts and sciences, whose work and activities had an effect on psychology.

The APA Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29) and Psychologists in Independent Practice (Division 42), administer the lectureship in alternate years. The lecture was established in 1994 by Raymond A. Weiss, Ph.D., to honor his wife, Rosalee G. Weiss, Ph.D.

Funding Specifics

The award recipient speaks at the annual APA convention and receives an $1,000 honorarium from the American Psychological Foundation.

Eligibility Requirements

The nominee must be an:

  1. Outstanding leader in any of the special areas within the sphere of psychology; or,
  2. Outstanding leader in arts or science whose contributions have significance for psychology, but whose careers are not directly in the spheres encompassed by psychology

Nomination Requirements

  1. Letters of nomination should outline the nominee’s credentials and contribution. Self-nominations are welcomed.
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae.

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 of even numbered years (in odd numbered years, nominations should instead be directed to Division 42)

Rosalee G. Weiss Award

2021 Recipient: Robert Hatcher

Dr. Robert Hatcher received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan, where he was Director of the Psychological Clinic and the Institute for Human Adjustment for many years. He joined the Graduate Center at the City University of New York in 2009, where he is currently Director of its Wellness Center and Affiliated Professor in the Doctoral Program in Psychology. Dr. Hatcher was instrumental in developing the modern version of the Association of Psychology Training Clinics (APTC), comprising university-based practicum training sites from the US and Canada. He served as its President from 1999-2001, and as President-Emeritus on its Executive Committee since then.

Rosalee G. Weiss Award

Previous Recipients

2021- Robert Hatcher, PhD

2019 – Jeffrey J. Magnavita, PhD

2017 – Jean Carter

2015 – Beverly Greene

2013 – Jeffrey E. Barnett*

2012 – Robert Brooks

2011 – Nadine Kaslow*

2010 – John Dovidio

2009 – Barbara Van Dahlen Romberg*

2008 – Alan Entin

2007 – Derald Wing Sue*

2006 – Olivia M. Espin

2005 – Marvin Goldfried*

2004 – Nancy McWilliams

2003 – John C. Norcross*

2002 – Lillian Comas-Dias

2001 – James Prochaska*

2000 – Andrea Farkas Patenauda

1999 – Larry Beutler*

1998 – Bert Karon

1997 – Ellen McGrath

1996 – Peter E Nathan

1995 – Donald R Peterson

1994 – Asher Pacht

*Division 29 selections