Call for Fellowship Applications Division 29—Psychotherapy
Tammy Vacha-Hasse, Ph.D., Chair, Fellows Committee
The Division of Psychotherapy is now accepting applications from those who would like to nominate themselves or recommend a deserving colleague for Fellow status with the Division of Psychotherapy. Fellow status in APA is awarded to psychologists in recognition of outstanding contributions to psychology. Division 29 is eager to honor those members of our division who have distinguished themselves by exceptional contributions to psychotherapy in a variety of ways such as through research, practice, and teaching. You can view a list of Division 29 Fellows here.
The minimum standards for Fellowship under APA Bylaws are:
- The receipt of a doctoral degree based in part upon a psychological dissertation, or from a program primarily psychological in nature;
- Prior membership as an APA Member for at least one year and a Member of the division through which the nomination is made;
- Active engagement at the time of nomination in the advancement of psychology in any of its aspects;
- Five years of acceptable professional experience subsequent to the granting of the doctoral degree;
- Evidence of unusual and outstanding contribution or performance in the field of psychology; and
- Nomination by one of the divisions which member status is held.
There are two paths to fellowship. For those who are not currently Fellows of APA, you must apply for Initial Fellowship through the Division, which then sends applications for approval to the APA Membership Committee and the APA Council of Representatives. The following are the requirements for initial fellow applicants:
- Completion of the Uniform Fellow Application;
- A detailed curriculum vita (please submit 3 copies);
- A nominating letter (self-nominating letter should also be sent to endorsers);
- Three (or more) letters of endorsement of your work by APA Fellows, at least two of whom must be Division 29 Fellows who can attest to the fact that your “recognition” has been beyond the local level of psychology;
- A cover letter, together with your c.v. and self-nominating letter, to each endorser.
Those members who have already attained Fellow status through another division may pursue a direct application for Division 29 Fellow by sending a curriculum vita and a letter to the Division 29 Fellows Committee, indicating in your letter how you meet the Division 29 criteria.
Initial Fellow Applications can be obtained from the central office or online at APA:
Division of Psychotherapy
6557 E. Riverdale St.
Mesa, AZ 85215
Fax: 480 854-8966
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION. The deadline for submission to be considered for 2013 is December 15, 2012. The initial nominee must enclose a Uniform Fellow Application, nominating letter, three or more letters of endorsement, updated CV, along with a cover letter, and three copies of all the original materials. Incomplete submission packets after the deadline will not be considered for this year. Those who are current Fellows of APA who want to become a Fellow of Division 29 need to send a letter attesting to your qualifications and a current CV.
Completed Applications should be forwarded to:
Tammy Vacha-Hasse, Ph.D.
Please feel free to contact Dr. Vacha-Hasse or other Fellows of Division 29 if you think you might qualify and you are interested in discussing your qualifications or the Fellow process. Also, Fellows of our Division who want to recommend a deserving colleague should contact me with their name.