Early Career Diversity Award

ABPP Early Career Diversity Award


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

for Dedication to Multiculturalism and Diversity in Professional Psychology


Now Accepting Applications for 2015


The American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) is pleased to announce the Early Career Diversity Award.  The purpose of this award is to encourage early career psychologists and individuals from underrepresented groups to become board certified (www.abpp.org).


ABPP will provide one early career psychologist from an underrepresented group with a $1000 award to reimburse their board certification expenses.  The applicant must have successfully completed the ABPP board certification process in 2012-2013.  Applicants for this award may be nominated by their ABPP Specialty Board or be self-nominated. 


Eligibility Criteria


ABPP seeks to encourage early career psychologists and individuals from underrepresented groups within ABPP, to complete the board certification process.  An early career psychologist is defined as being within 10 years after receipt of the doctoral degree.  According to The Specialist (Winter 2012), underrepresented groups in ABPP include ethnic and racial minorities, women, and persons with a minority sexual orientation (LGBT). The award applicant must be a member of one of these communities.


Candidates should Submit the Following:


 C.V. and brief answers (maximum of 750 words total) to address the following questions:

  1. 1) How has diversity factored into your career choice?
  2. 2) How have you integrated principles of multiculturalism and diversity competence in your professional psychology work (especially clinical practice)?
  3. 3) How do you believe that your psychology specialty and/or ABPP can better emphasize multiculturalism and diversity?


Candidates Should submit materials by May 15, 2014 to:




The award winner will be chosen based upon the following criteria:


  1. 1) Dedication to a multicultural/diversity focus in career choice and professional psychology work. 
  2. 2) Evaluation of CV and responses to questions.
  3. 3) Potential to enhance multiculturalism and diversity in professional psychology.    


The Award Selection Committee consists of 5 members who represent different ABPP specialties.  At least one member of the selection committee must be a standing member of the ABPP Diversity Committee.  Members will serve a term of one year  


The winner will be notified no later than June 30, 2014

The award will be conferred at the ABPP convocation to be held within the APA Annual Convention scheduled August 7-10, 2014. Date and time to be determined