ABPP Early Career Diversity Award

For Dedication to Diversity/Multiculturalism in Professional Psychology

Now Accepting Applications

The American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) is pleased to announce the 2017 Early Career Diversity Award.  The purpose of this award is to encourage board certification by early career psychologists (ECP) who are members of under-represented groups in ABPP.


ABPP will provide one ECP from an under-represented group with a $1000 award to reimburse board certification expenses.  Applicants for this award may be nominated by their ABPP Specialty Board/Academy or be self-nominated. 


Eligibility Criteria

  1. 1. The nominee must have successfully completed the ABPP board certification process in 2016.
  2. 2. Nominees must have obtained their psychology doctoral degrees after 12/31/06.
  3. 3. Under-represented groups in ABPP include ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with a minority sexual orientation (LGBTQQIA), persons with disabilities. The nominee must be a member of one of these communities.

Candidates should submit all materials at once online:

  1. 1. Current Curriculum Vita.
  2. 2. Nomination letter from self and/or ABPP Specialty Board or Academy.
  3. 3. Brief answers (maximum of 1000 words total) to address the following questions:
    1.      A. How did diversity and/or multiculturalism factor into your career choice?
    2.      B. How have you integrated principles of multiculturalism and/or diversity competence in your professional psychology work (especially clinical practice and leadership roles)?   
    3.      C. How do you believe that your psychology specialty and/or ABPP can better emphasize multiculturalism and/or diversity?

The award winner will be chosen based upon

(a) Dedication to a multicultural/diversity focus in career choice and professional psychology work,

(b) Participation in individual or group efforts to promote diversity and expand access for underserved patients,

(c) Potential to enhance diversity and/or multiculturalism in professional psychology,

(d) Professional strengths and successes identified in nomination letter.


All materials must be submitted at one time online by midnight, April 15, 2017.

Click here to submit nomination


Contact lanette@abpp.org with questions


The 2017 ECP award will be presented at the ABPP Convocation during APA – Washington, DC


Click here to see past recipients of the ABPP Early Career Diversity Award