Carmi Harari Early Career Awards

This award is given to psychologists, no more than 15 years after receiving their PhD, for contribution in the areas of: 1) Inquiry, 2) Application, and 3) Social Action.

Rhonda N. Goldman is presented with a plaque by by Susan Gordon

Rhonda M. Goldman accepts a plaque from Susan Gordon

Inquiry: Awards cover the range of in-depth inquiry, research, and new discoveries and theoretical insights using a broad range of qualitative, quantitative, and integrative methods. Please include a statement that describes the following in your 2-page letter of nomination for this award: 1) General themes of the nominee’s inquiry, 2) Important theoretical contributions usually attributed to the nominee’s inquiry, 3) Research findings usually attributed to the nominee’s research and inquiry, and 4) To what extent the nominee’s work has generated research in the psychological field.

Application: Awards are given to a psychologist, or a team of psychologists, whose innovative applications in the area of psychological practice and education include, but are not limited to: assessment, consultation, instruction, intervention, and prevention. The original development of procedures, methodologies or technical skills that significantly improve the application of psychological knowledge providing direct and immediate solutions to actualizing the full human potential will be considered; as well as research informing psychologists how to better observe, define, and actualize the human spirit.

Social Action: Awards are given to psychologists or teams of psychologists who have provided outstanding services to communities or clients from groups, which might include, but are not limited to: urban inner cities, rural, refugees, minority populations, those affected by war, violence or social inequities. Contributions may be judged or distinguished by virtue of peer recognition, advancement of the public’s recognition of psychology as a profession, relevant professional associations, and honors or other meritorious accomplishments denoting excellence as a practitioner; including the improvement of delivery systems to the public or the development of psychologically informed public policy.

Nominations for the Early Career Award will be considered with the following:

  • A statement in support of the worthiness of the nominee (two pages)

  • A recent curriculum vitae

  • A recent complete bibliography

  • A statement of presentations; with no more than 5 reprints or abstracts of presentations

Board Selection Procedure for Early Career Awards: A slate of awardees will be submitted to the board at the winter meeting (or by email prior to this meeting) for acceptance or rejection. The current president will appoint a committee of three past Division 32 presidents. The committee will name specific nominees; one or none for each award. Up to three awards may be made in any year. Awards will follow the same time sequence; selection shall be made one and a half years before the award is given.

Send nominations for Early Career Awards by email to: 1) Connie Fischer ,  2) E. Mark Stern and 3) Scott Churchill by Nov. 1.

Recipients

2014: Mick Cooper
2013: Todd DuBose
2011: Rhonda N. Goldman
2010: Jeffrey H. D. Cornelius-White
2009: Alan Pope
2008: Mark E. Koltko-Rivera
2008: Brent Dean Robbins
2007: Jonathan D. Raskin
2006: Heidi Levitt
2006: Douglas McDonald