John D. Preston Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Psychopharmacology
Div. 55 is pleased to offer the John D. Preston Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Psychopharmacology, in honor of the late John D. Preston, PsyD, ABPP, in acknowledgment of Preston’s long-standing commitment to scholarly work in the field of clinical psychopharmacology. The award carries a cash prize of $500, which will be awarded along with a plaque at the Div. 55 social hour at the annual APA convention.
John Preston, a huge contributor to the literature in psychopharmacology, a mentor to many, and a terrific teacher to countless psychologists, passed away in December 2020. He was the author or co-author of 22 books on various topics including psychopharmacology, psychological assessment, neurobiology and psychotherapy. His books have been translated into 14 foreign languages. He was in clinical practice for 38 years and a workshop presenter for 27 years. He lectured in many locations throughout the North America, as well as in Africa, Europe, and Russia.
This award is aimed at those who have substantially contributed to the field of clinical psychopharmacology through scholarly works. Nominations by colleagues is ideal, but self-nominations are also encouraged.
Please submit nominations, including papers, letters of nomination, and other attestation to Div. 55 Awards chair, Derek Phillips, PsyD, MSCP, ABMP.
2021Robert McGrath, PhD