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Nominations invited for fellow status in Div. 37

Apply for fellow status by Feb. 1, 2016.

By Susan Limber, 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. Division 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. 

All applicants should review the specific criteria (PDF, 23KB) for fellow status in Div. 37.

Nomination Procedure for Initial Fellows

Deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 . All initial fellow applications are now submitted via the fellows online application. Refer to APA's website for application information. 

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

Deadline is Feb. 1, 2016 . 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 matching division criteria to Susan Limber, PhD, Div. 37 Fellows Committee chair.

Any interested Div. 37 member is encouraged to contact Susan Limber, PhD, Div. 37 Fellows Committee chair at (864) 656-6320 with any questions.