ABPP Early Career Diversity Award

For Dedication to Diversity/Multiculturalism in Professional Psychology


2014 Early Career Diversity Award Presented to: César González, PhD, ABPP

for Dedication to Multiculturalism and Diversity in Professional Psychology


Now Accepting Applications


The American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) is pleased to announce the 2015 Early Career Diversity Award.  The purpose of this award is to encourage board certification by early career psychologists who are members of under-represented groups in ABPP.


ABPP will provide one early career psychologist (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 applicant must have successfully completed the ABPP board certification process in 2014. 
  2. 2. An ECP is defined as being within 10 years after receipt of the psychology doctoral degree.  Thus, applicants nominees must have obtained their doctoral degrees after 12/31/04.
  3. 3. Under-represented groups in ABPP include ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with a minority sexual orientation (LGBTQQIA), persons with disabilities, and persons with a sensory impairment. The award applicant must be a member of one of these communities.

Candidates should submit the following:

  1. 1. Electronically and in Microsoft Word format or one copy without identifying information.
  2. 2. Current Curriculum Vita.
  3. 3. Nomination letter from self and/or ABPP Specialty Board or Academy.
  4. 4. 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)?   
    3.      C. How do you believe that your psychology specialty and/or ABPP can better emphasize multiculturalism and/or diversity?


Candidates should submit materials by April 15, 2015 to:



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.


The winner will be notified by June 30, 2015.

The award will be conferred at the ABPP convocation 8am-10am on August 8, 2015 during the APA Convention.