Fellows Nominations

Society members who believe they are qualified to become fellows of the Society are encouraged to consider applying for election to Fellow status in the Society for Humanistic Psychology

The criteria and procedure for application are spelled out in the Fellowship Status Manual available at the link below. All necessary forms are also available. If you need a list of current Fellows of the Society to assist you in your application this is also available in the Spring 2009 issue of the Newsletter.

Current Fellows of the Society for Humanistic Psychology are also encouraged to nominate other members of the Society for potential election to Fellowship status in APA. Criteria for Fellow status are spelled out in the materials at the links below.

The deadline for receipt by the Society’s Fellows Chair of nominations is November 1, 2009. The deadline for receipt of completed dossiers is November 30, 2009.

Under APA rules, Fellowship is an honor bestowed upon members who have made an "unusual and outstanding contribution or performance in the field of psychology". All fellows must satisfy APA-wide criteria for fellowship. In addition, Society criteria awards fellowship status to members who have made "extraordinary humanistic contributions that have had a long-term impact on psychology or society that can be documented." A member can either apply for Fellowship, or can be nominated by a member of the Society. Once nominated, the member is notified of his or her nomination and is asked to complete the Uniform Fellow Application and to send Standard Evaluation Forms to three Fellows who will provide endorsements. At least one of these endorsers must be a Fellow of the Society. The application is then reviewed by the Fellowship committee of the Society. The Fellowship Committee then recommends to the Executive Committee of the Society those nominees it wishes to be considered for election. Following Executive Committee action, the nominations are sent to the APA Membership Committee for final review and approval. New Fellows are announced at the Society’s Annual Business Meeting during the APA Convention.

Fellows are reminded that APA rules permit Fellows of other APA Divisions to become Fellows of the Society without their election having to be ratified by APA.

We strongly urge all members to contact other people in the Society who are qualified and might want to apply or nominate someone for Fellowship this year. For further information regarding APA requirements and Society standards, or to send letters of nomination, please contact:

David L. Rennie, Chair, Society for Humanistic Psychology APA Fellowship Committee
Department of Psychology, York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON, Canada M3J 1P3 
Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 66262
Fax: (416) 736-5814


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