DISTINGUISHED PSYCHOLOGIST AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

This award was established in 1970 as the Distinguished Professional Award in Psychology and Psychotherapy.  At the Mid Winter meeting in 1984, the Board of Directors changed its name to Distinguished Psychologist Award for Contributions to Psychology and Psychotherapy.

The criteria for receipt of this award are loosely defined and are flexible in order to embrace the breadth of contributions that psychologists/psychotherapists make that distinguish them from their peers.  However, the following aspects of each candidate are considered in this order:

  • Length of time of service to psychotherapy
  • Membership in the Division
  • Significance of contributions to the practice, research, and/or training in psychotherapy
  • Significance of contributions to the Division

Application materials should include: (1) a nomination letter outlining the nominee’s career contributions (self-nominations are welcomed) and (2) a current Curriculum Vitae.

Award recipients receive an honorarium of $500 and an award plaque from the Division at the Division’s Awards Ceremony at the APA Convention.

Deadline for nominations for this award is January 1, of each year, although the Awards Committee may grant extensions.

Letters of nomination outlining the nominee’s credentials and contributions (along with the nominee’s CV) should be emailed to the Chair of the Professional Awards Committee, Dr. William B. Stiles, stileswb@miamioh.edu

 

DIVISION 29 AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTIONS TO

TEACHING AND MENTORING

In 2007, the Division’s Board established the Division 29 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring, with the first award presented in 2008.

The criteria for receipt of this award are as follows:

  • Membership in Division 29
  • Contribution to the field of psychotherapy through the education and training of the next generation of psychotherapists
  • Evidence that the individual exerted a significant impact on the development of students and/or early career psychologists in their careers as psychotherapists

Application materials should include: (1) a letter of nomination (self or other nominations are welcome) describing the individual’s impact, role, and activities as a mentor; (2) current Curriculum Vitae; and (3) letters of reference for the mentor, written by students, former students, and/or  colleagues who are early career psychologists that describe the nature of the mentoring relationship (when, where, level of training), an explanation of the role played by the mentor in facilitating the student or colleague’s development as a psychotherapist, and attention to behaviors that characterize successful mentoring (helping students to select and work toward appropriate goals; providing critical feedback on individual work; providing support at all times, especially encouragement and assistance in the face of difficulties; assisting students in applying for awards, grants, and other funding; assisting students in building social network connections, both with individuals and within organizations that are important in the field; serving as a role model and leader for teaching, research, and academic and public service in psychology; offering general advice with respect to professional development (e.g., graduate school, postdoctoral study, faculty positions), awards, and publications; treating student/colleagues with respect, spending time with them, providing open communication lines, and gradually moving the student into the role of colleague).

Individuals who were nominated in previous years for the Teaching and Mentoring Award may carry over their complete application to a subsequent year by writing a letter to the Chair of the Professional Awards Committee requesting resubmission of the previous application.

Award recipients receive an honorarium of $500 and an award plaque from the Division at the Division’s Awards Ceremony at the APA Convention.

Deadline for nominations for this award are January 1 of each year.

All items must be sent electronically.  The letter of nomination must be emailed to the Chair of the Professional Awards Committee, Dr. Dr. William B. Stiles, stileswb@miamioh.edu

THE APF/DIVISION 29 EARLY CAREER AWARD

(Formerly, THE JACK D. KRASNER AWARD)

About the American Psychological Foundation (APF)

APF provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now and in generations to come. 

Since 1953, APF has supported a broad range of scholarships and grants for students and early career psychologists as well as research and program grants that use psychology to improve people’s lives.

APF encourages applications from individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.

About the Division 29 Early Career Award

This program supports the mission of APA’s Division of Psychotherapy (Division 29) by recognizing Division members who have demonstrated outstanding promise in the field of psychotherapy early in their career. 

Amount

One $2,500 award

Eligibility Requirements & Evaluation Criteria

Nominees should demonstrate and will be rated on the following dimensions:

-          Division 29 membership

-          Within 7 years post-doctorate

-          Demonstrated accomplishment and achievement related to psychotherapy theory, practice, research or training

-          Conformance with stated program goals and qualifications

Nomination Requirements

-          Nomination letter written by a colleague outlining the nominee’s career contributions (self-nominations not acceptable)

-          Current CV

Nomination must be submitted as a single PDF document

Submission Process and Deadline 

Submit a completed application online at http://forms.apa.org/apf/grants/ by January 1, 2014.

Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to applicants on their proposals.             

Questions about this program should be directed to Samantha Edington, Program Officer, at sedington@apa.org.

 

ROSALEE G. WEISS LECTURE AWARD

 The Rosalee G. Weiss Award is a joint award, bestowed by the Divisions of Psychotherapy and Independent Practice in alternate years and administered by the American Psychological Foundation (APF). It was established in 1994 by Raymond A. Weiss, Ph.D., to honor his wife, Rosalee. The award is administered by Division 29 and by Division 42 (Independent Practice) in alternating years.

The criteria for receipt of this award are as follows:

  • Outstanding leader in arts or science whose contributions have significance for psychology, but whose careers are not  directly in the spheres encompassed by psychology
  • Outstanding leaders in any of the special areas within the spheres of psychology

Award recipients receive an $1000 honorarium from the APF.

Deadline for nominations for this award should be submitted to Division 29 by January 1 of each year.

Questions about this award should be directed to the Chair of the Professional Awards Committee, Dr. William B. Stiles, stileswb@miamioh.edu

CHARLES J. GELSO, PH.D., PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH GRANT

Brief Statement about the Grant:

The Charles J. Gelso, Ph.D., Psychotherapy Research Grants, offered annually to qualifying individuals, provide three $5,000 grants toward the advancement of research on psychotherapy process and/or psychotherapy outcome.

Eligibility: All doctoral-level researchers with a successful record of publication are eligible for the grant. Two of the grants will be reserved for Early Career Psychologists (up to 7 years past their doctoral degree). For the ECP Gelso Grant, the two most highly rated submissions will be awarded grants. The research committee reserves the right not to award a grant if there are insufficient submissions or submissions do not meet the criteria stated.

Submission Deadline: April 1, of each year

Request for Proposals

Description

This program awards grants for research projects in the area of psychotherapy process and/or outcome.   

Program Goals

  • Advance understanding of psychotherapy process and/or psychotherapy outcome through support of empirical research
  • Encourage talented graduate students towards careers in psychotherapy research
  • Support psychologists engaged in quality psychotherapy research

Funding Specifics

  • Three annual grants of $5,000 each to be paid in one lump sum to the researcher, to his or her university’s grants and contracts office, or to a incorporated company. Individuals who receive the funds could incur tax liabilities. A researcher can win only one of these grants. (see Additional Information section  below).

Eligibility Requirements

  • In 2013, doctoral level psychologists and early career psychologists (up to 7 years past their doctoral degree) will be eligible. ECP applicants should mark their submissions “ECP SUBMISSION” on the first page.
  • Demonstrated or burgeoning competence in the area of proposed work
  • IRB approval must be received from the principal investigator’s institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved
  • The same project/lab may not receive funding two years in a row
  • Applicant must be a member of the Division of Psychotherapy.  Join the Division at www.divisionofpsychotherapy.org

Evaluation Criteria

  • Conformance with goals listed above under “Program Goals”
  • Magnitude of incremental contribution in topic area
  • Quality of proposed work
  • Applicant’s competence to execute the project
  • Appropriate plan for data collection and completion of the project

Proposal Requirements for All Proposals

  • Description  of the proposed project to include, title, goals, relevant background, target population, methods, anticipated outcomes, and dissemination plans:  not to exceed 3 single-spaced pages (1 inch margins, no smaller than  11-point font)
  • CV of the principal investigator: not to exceed 2 single-spaced pages and should focus on research activities
  • A  300-word biosketch that describes why your experiences and qualifications  make you suited for successfully carrying out this research proposal. This will be a blind review so please exclude identifying information.
  • Timeline for execution (priority given to projects that can be completed within two years)
  • Full budget and justification (indirect costs not permitted), which should take up no more than 1 additional page (the budget should clearly indicate how the grant funds would be spent)
  • Funds may be used to initiate a new project or to supplement additional funding. The research may be at any stage. In any case, justification must be provided for the request of the current grant funds. If the funds will supplement other funding or if the research is already in progress, please explain why the additional funds are needed (e.g., in order to add a new component to the study, add additional participants, etc.)
  • No  additional materials are required for doctoral level psychologists who are  not postdoctoral fellows

Additional Information

  • After  the project is complete, a full accounting of the project’s income and expenses must be submitted within six months of completion
  • Grant funds that are not spent on the project within two years must be returned
  • When  the resulting research is published, the grant must be acknowledged
  • All individuals who directly receive funds from the division will be required to complete an IRS w-9 form prior to the release of funds, and will be sent a 1099 after the end of the fiscal year (December 31st)

Submission Process and Deadline

  • All materials must be submitted electronically
  • All applicants must complete the grant application form, in MSWord or other text format
  • CV(s) may be submitted in text or PDF format. If submitting more than 1 CV, then all CVs must be included in 1 electronic document/file
  • Proposal and budget must be submitted in 1 file, with a cover sheet to include the name of the principal investigator and complete contact information (address, phone, fax, email)
  • Submit all required materials for proposal to: Tracey A. Martin in the Division 29 Central Office, assnmgmt1@cox.net
  • You will receive an electronic confirmation of your submission within 24 hours, which will provide you with an assigned application number. If you do not receive confirmation, your proposal was not received; please resubmit.
  • Deadline:  April 1, of each year

Questions about this program should be directed to the Division of Psychotherapy Research Committee Chair (Dr. Cheri Marmarosh at cmarmarosh@gmail.com ), or the Division of Psychotherapy Science and Scholarship Domain Representative (Dr. Norman Abeles at abeles@msu.edu), or Tracey A. Martin in the Division 29 Central Office, assnmgmt1@cox.net

 

NORINE JOHNSON, PH.D., PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH GRANT

Brief Statement about the Grant:

The Norine Johnson, Ph.D., Psychotherapy Research Grant, offered annually to qualifying individuals, provides $10,000 toward the advancement of research on psychotherapist factors that may impact treatment effectiveness and outcomes, including type of training, amount of training, professional degree or discipline of the psychotherapist, and the role or impact of psychotherapists’ personal characteristics on psychotherapy treatment outcomes.

Eligibility: Doctoral-level researchers with a successful record of publication are eligible for the grant.

Submission Deadline: April 1, of each year

Request for Proposals

Description

This program awards grants for research on psychotherapist factors that may impact treatment effectiveness and outcomes, including type of training, amount of training, professional degree or discipline of the psychotherapist, and the role or impact of psychotherapists’ personal characteristics on psychotherapy treatment outcomes.

Program Goals

  • Advance  understanding of psychotherapist factors that may impact treatment effectiveness and outcomes through support of empirical research
  • Encourage researchers with a successful record of publication to undertake research in these areas

Funding Specifics

  • One annual grant of $10,000 to be paid in one lump sum to the researcher, to his or her university’s grants and contracts office, or to an incorporated company. Individuals who receive the funds could incur tax liabilities (see Additional Information section below).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Doctoral-level researchers
  • Demonstrated competence in the area of proposed work
  • IRB approval must be received from the principal investigator’s institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved
  • The selection committee may elect to award the grant to the same individual or research team up to two consecutive years
  • The selection committee may choose not to award the grant in years when no  suitable nominations are received
  • Researcher must be a member of the Division of Psychotherapy.  Join the division at  www.divisionofpsychotherapy.org

Evaluation Criteria

  • Conformance with goals listed above under “Program Goals”
  • Magnitude of incremental contribution in topic area
  • Quality of proposed work
  • Applicant’s competence to execute the project
  • Appropriate plan for data collection and completion of the project

Proposal Requirements for All Proposals

  • Description of the proposed project to include title, goals, relevant background, target population, methods, anticipated outcomes, and dissemination plans: not to exceed 3 single-spaced pages (1 inch margins, no smaller than 11-point font)
  • CV of the principal investigator: not to exceed 2 single-spaced pages and should focus on research activities
  • A 300-word biosketch that describes why your experiences and qualifications make you suited for successfully carrying out this research proposal. This will be a blind review so please exclude identifying information.
  • Timeline  for execution (priority given to projects that can be completed within 2 years)
  • Full budget and justification (indirect costs not permitted), which should take up no more than 1 additional page (the budget should clearly indicate how the grant funds would be spent)
  • Funds      may be used to initiate a new project or to supplement additional funding.  The research may be at any stage. In any case, justification must be provided for the request of the current grant funds. If the funds will supplement other funding or if the research is already in progress, please explain why the additional funds are needed (e.g., in order to add  a new component to the study, add additional participants, etc.)

Additional Information

  • After  the project is completed, a full accounting of the project’s income and expenses must be submitted within six months of completion
  • Grant funds that are not spent on the project within two years of receipt must be returned
  • When the resulting research is published, the grant must be acknowledged by footnote in the publication
  • All individuals directly receiving funds from the division will be required to complete an IRS w-9 form prior to the release of funds, and will be sent a 1099 after the end of the fiscal year (December 31st)

Submission Process and Deadline

  • All materials must be submitted electronically
  • All applicants must complete the grant application form, in MSWord or other text format
  • CV(s) may be submitted in text or PDF format. If submitting more than 1 CV, then all CVs must be included in 1 electronic document/file
  • Proposal and budget must be submitted in 1 file, with a cover sheet to include the name of the principal investigator and complete contact information (address, phone, fax, email)
  • Submit all required materials for proposal to: Tracey A. Martin in the Division  29 Central Office, assnmgmt1@cox.net
  • You will receive an electronic confirmation of your submission within 24  hours, which will provide you with an assigned application number. If you  do not receive confirmation, your proposal was not received. Please resubmit.
  • Deadline:  April 1, of each year

Questions about this program should be directed to the Division of Psychotherapy Research Committee Chair (Dr. Cheri Marmarosh at cmarmarosh@gmail.com), or the Division of Psychotherapy Science and Scholarship Domain Representative (Dr. Norman Abeles at abeles@msu.edu), or Tracey A. Martin in the Division 29 Central Office, assnmgmt1@cox.net

 

AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED PUBLICATION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH

Division 29 and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. sponsor an award for the Distinguished Publication of Psychotherapy Research. This award recognizes the best empirical (i.e., data-based) published peer reviewed article on psychotherapy in the preceding calendar year.

The criteria for receipt of this award are as follows:

  • Article relevant to psychotherapy practice appears in any journal (does not have to appear in the Division’s journal) in the preceding calendar year
  • The paper reflects as strong scientific contribution, evidence through the rationale for the study and theoretical soundness, the methods, the analyses, the explanation of the results, and the discussion of the implications of the findings for the practice and science of psychotherapy
  • The article contributes new knowledge about psychotherapy (e.g., the work is innovative, creative, or integrative; the work advances existing research in a meaningful way) – greater weight is given to novel/creative element than to methodological/statistical rigor

There are no application materials, since decisions for the award are based on published articles.

Award recipients receive an honorarium of $500, and an award plaque, both of which are given to the lead author only, at the Division’s Awards Ceremony at the APA Convention.

Deadline for nominations for this award is April 1st of each year.

The 2011 Research Committee Chair is Michael Constantino, Ph.D, at E-mail: mconstantino@psych.umass.edu.

 

DIVISION OF PSYCHOTHERAPY (DIVISION 29): DIVERSITY RESEARCH GRANT for PRE-DOCTORAL CANDIDATES

The Diversity Research Grant for pre-doctoral candidates was established to foster the promotion of diversity within Division 29 and within the profession of psychotherapy.

The Division may award annually a $2,000 Diversity Research Grant to a pre-doctoral candidate (enrolled in a clinical or counseling psychology doctoral program) who is currently conducting dissertation research that promotes diversity, as outlined by the American Psychological Association (APA).  According to the APA, diversity is defined as individual and role differences, including those based on age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, disability, language, and socioeconomic status.

The Diversity Research Grant is expected to be used to support the completion of a pre-doctoral candidate’s dissertation work. The grant may be used to fund: (1) supplies used to conduct the research; (2) training needed for completion of the research; and/or (3) travel to present the research (such as at a professional conference). The applicant must be a member of Division 29.  The recipient of the grant will be expected to present his or her research results in a scholarly forum (e.g., presentation at an APA Annual Convention, the Division 29 Journal, Psychotherapy, or other refereed professional journal).

One annual grant of $2,000 will be paid in one lump sum to the researcher, to his or her university’s grants and contracts office, or to an incorporated company. Individuals who receive the funds could incur tax liabilities.  All grant recipients will be required to complete an IRS form W-9 before funds are issued.

A complete application must be submitted by email to both Diversity Domain Representatives:

Caryn Rodgers, Ph.D. (caryn.rodgers@einstein.yu.edu) & Beverly Greene, Ph.D. (bgreene203@aol.com)

by midnight, April 1, 2013.  Incomplete or late application packets will not be considered.

The application must include:

  • A 1-2 page cover letter describing how the applicant’s work embodies the Division’s interest in promoting diversity in the profession of psychotherapy and how the funding will be used to support the applicant’s dissertation work;
  • A 1-page document outlining a detailed budget;
  • A 5-10 page research proposal (alternatively, a Dissertation Proposal may be submitted, regardless of length);
  • 1 letter of recommendation from the applicant’s current direct supervisor or advisor; and
  • 1 letter from the applicant’s dissertation advisor or director of clinical training certifying that the applicant is currently in the process of completing research for the dissertation.

Once a complete application has been received (on or before the deadline), selections will be made using the following criteria:

  • Consistency with the Diversity Research Grant’s stated purposes;
  • Clarity of the written proposal;
  • Scientific quality and feasibility of the proposed research project;
  • Budgetary needs for data collection and completion and presentation of the project;
  • Potential for new and valuable contributions to the field of psychotherapy; and
  • Potential for final publication or likelihood of furthering successful research in topic area.

Additional Information

  • After the project is complete, a full accounting of the project’s income and expenses must be submitted within six months of completion.
  • Grant funds that are not spent on the project within two years must be returned.
  • When the resulting research is published, the grant must be acknowledged.
  • All individuals who directly receive funds from the division will be required to complete an IRS w-9 form prior to the release of funds, and will be sent a 1099 after the end of the fiscal year (December 31st).

STUDENT PAPER AWARDS 

The student paper awards are administered by the Division 29 Student Committee.  Student Representative and chair of the committee is: Margaret R. Tobias, M.S.  E-mail: mrtobias@loyola.edu

Deadline is April 1, of each year

( Click here to enter the Annual Division of Psychotherapy Student Competitions )

  • DONALD K. FREEDHEIM STUDENT DEVELOPMENT PAPER AWARD
  • MATHILDA B. CANTER EDUCATION AND TRAINING PAPER AWARD
  • STUDENT DIVERSITY PAPER AWARD
  • JEFFREY E. BARNETT PSYCHOTHERAPY RESEARCH PAPER AWARD