The Award for Outstanding Professional Contribution to Diversity in Group Psychology or Group Psychotherapy
The Award for Outstanding Professional Contribution to Diversity in Group Psychology or Group Psychotherapy started in 2012 and is awarded every other year on even numbered years. This award honors psychologists who have made significant contributions to group psychology practice, research, service and/or mentoring with themes central to the promotion of cultural diversity, social justice and equity through group psychology or group psychotherapy. A cash award and plaque will be presented to the award winner.
All who are members of Div. 49 or whose application for membership is currently pending are eligible.
Nominations may come from self or others. The award will be presented at the APA Annual Convention. Nominations materials should include and be limited to the following:
- Names, phone numbers, program and institutional affiliations, APA divisional membership of yourself (the endorser) and of your nominee.
- A brief letter highlighting the nominee’s contributions in promoting understanding and respect for diversity in group psychology practice, research, service and/or mentoring.
- The nominee's vita.
- All materials should be submitted via a zipped/compressed folder in one email with the following subject line: [Candidate’s First and Last Name] –Application for Professional Diversity Award. For example, Erica Blade – Application for Professional Diversity Award.
Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations are reviewed by the Diversity Committee and voted on by the board of directors at its midwinter meeting.
All submissions must be submitted via email and received by June 1, 2019, to be considered.