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Nominations for Div. 37 fellows

Nominate or self-nominate for Div. 37 fellow status

By Bette L. Bottoms, PhD

Nominations for fellow status in Div. 37 are invited from the membership. Self-nominations are welcome. APA fellow status requires evidence of unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in psychology that has had a national impact beyond a local, state, or regional level.

Criteria for fellowship are broad ranging, reflecting the diverse roles and interest areas of members involved with child, youth, family policy and practice. Examples of significant contributions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Publication of research, policy statements, or position papers in refereed   journals; book chapters; invited articles, monographs or newsletters.
  • Authorship or editorship of books; editorial board or editorship of psychological journals or monograph series related to the field.  
  • Outstanding teaching/training (e.g., innovative course/curriculum development with documented impact). 
  • Advocacy on behalf of children, youth and families that made a nationally visible contribution (e.g., published research, scholarly or popular writing, public speaking or testimony, lobbying, preparation of legal briefs).
  • Elected, appointed, and volunteer positions in professional or policy-oriented committees, commissions or psychological organizations.
  • Consultation with court, legislatures, schools or other systems that impact children and families. 
  • Outstanding performance as a director/coordinator of an agency, or provider of psychological services that resulted in unique service delivery models to children, youth and families. 
Nomination Procedure for Initial Fellows

All initial fellow applications are now submitted via the new fellows APA Online Application Platform that has replaced the paper-based process.

Nomination Procedure for Div. 37 Members Who Are Fellows of Other Divisions

Approval by the Div. 37 Fellows Committee is sufficient to become a Fellow of Div. 37. To apply, send a copy of your vita and self-statement outlining your contributions. Be sure to place an “R” beside refereed publications.

Questions?  Contact Bette L. Bottoms, PhD, Chair, Div. 37 Fellows Committee