Title: The ABPP Distinguished Service to the Profession Award and the Distinguished Service and Contributions to the American Board of Professional Psychology Award, and other awards and recognition.
Policy: 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” has been established to recognize significant and continued service and contributions to the ABPP organization.
Special awards from time to time may be recommended to the BOT on a one time basis.
The Convocation and Awards Committee shall establish the nominees for these awards.
Schedule of Nomination Activities by the Convocation, Nominations and Awards Committee:
|October 31||Deadline for Submission of Nomination|
|November 1||Preparation of Final Slate (No fewer than two names)|
|December||Vote at BOT Annual Meeting|
|August (following year)||Award Presentations at ABPP Convocation|
Criteria for Evaluating Nominees
These awards are to be conferred upon psychologists who throughout their careers have demonstrated exceptional service that merits special recognition. Such service can be in the areas of scholarship (with relevance for professional psychology), policy development and implementation, training, administration and regulation, and innovative practice.
The recipients will receive an appropriately worded certificate of standard format at the annual ABPP convocation.
At the time of the notification to the award recipients he/she will be asked to prepare an address to be delivered at the subsequent ABPP annual convocation.
Publicity shall include an announcement in the ABPP Specialist, the ABPP Web site relevant APA Division(s), and other appropriate places.
Presentation of the Awards
The ABPP Past-President will be responsible for making these award presentations at the ABPP convocation using appropriate text.
Conflict of Interest Provision
Members of the committee should identify potential conflicts to the President and be replaced by another appointee. For example, it is expected that members will not be a colleague of a nominee or nominate themselves.
Announcement shall appear in the ABPP Specialist and the ABPP Web site. Announcements should be encouraged for inclusion in appropriate academy outlets.
Nominations must be accompanied by the nominee's CV and a brief (e.g., 1-2 page) letter summarizing the nominee's relevant contributions. A minimum of one additional letter of nomination is required. Self-nominations are not accepted. Please identify which of the two awards is chosen for the nomination.
At the ABPP Annual Meeting the Convocation, Nominations and Awards Committee shall present its nominees to the BOT which shall select the awardees.
Note: See next pages for archival award listings.
Approval/Date: December 2005
Review Date: As Needed
Establishment of the Award
For Distinguished Service and Contributions to the American Board of
American Board of Professional Psychology
The Board of Trustees voted to establish an award to recognize significant and continued service and contributions to the organization itself, the ABPP. This award differs from the long standing Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology in that the award is focused upon service and contributions to the ABPP, not the profession in the broader sense.
The Award is to be conferred from time to time as appropriate. The Convocation and Award Committee shall nominate one or more persons using a process that is fair and inclusive. The nominee(s) shall be placed before the Board of Trustees for the vote of the selection of the Awardee. The Awardee shall be announced in the Winter edition of the ABPP Specialist, and the Award conferred at the next Convocation of the ABPP.