Distinguished Mentor Award

This award honors a Section V mentor who exemplifies the values, mission and philosophy of Div. 35, Section V.


Sponsor: Division 35


This award, established in 2012, honors a Section V mentor's contribution in areas such as community engagement, leadership, clinical work, research and mentorship.

The award will be presented at the APA Annual Convention.


Nominations, including self-nominations, are welcome.  

For the Clinical/Service Contribution Award, the applicant must:

  • Be current members of APA Div. 35 and Section V. Non-members are welcome to apply and agree to become member of Div. 35 and Section V once selected to be the award recipient.  Membership to Div. 35 is free. See membership information and application. 
  • Be able demonstrate clinical/community services to enhance the well-being of APIA communities, especially APIA women.
How to Apply

Please submit the following:

  1. A nomination letter that describes nominee’s contributions as a feminist psychologist serving the APIA communities.
  2. A one-page statement highlighting the nominee’s clinical/community services contributions to APIA women. 
  3. A letter of support/recommendation from a professional who is familiar with the applicant’s work  
  4. The applicant/nominee's curriculum vitae 

Applications that fail to meet the guidelines described will not be reviewed.

Interested applicants should email completed applications to Diane Hayashino, PhD.

Past Recipients

Hsui-Lan Cheng

Debra Kawahara, PhD

Chu Kim Prieto, PhD

Linh Luu, PhD

Khanh Dinh, PhD

Susana Lowe, PhD

Asuncion Miteria Austria, PhD

Reiko Homma-True, PhD

Jean Lau Chin, PhD

Last updated: October 2021Date created: January 2019