The “Distinguished Service to the Profession Award” has been established to honor a Certified Specialist whose career represents outstanding contributions
to psychology as a science and as a profession. It takes into account original and creative work that merits special recognition by one’s peers.
The “Distinguished Service and Contributions to the American Board of Professional Psychology Award”, (Established in 2006 as the Russell J. Bent Award),
has been established to recognize significant and continued service and contributions to the ABPP organization.
This prestigious award recognizes an individual whose dissertation makes an outstanding contribution to the field of diversity reflecting an ABPP specialty
The purpose of this award is to encourage early career psychologists and individuals from underrepresented groups to become board certified.