The American Psychological Association is accepting nominations for the 2018 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Independent Practice.
Nominations will be considered for psychologists working in any area of clinical specialization, health services provision, or consulting and services in an independent setting. Nominees are judged based on level of peer recognition, contribution to the public's recognition of psychology as a profession, relevant professional association honors, and other meritorious accomplishments denoting excellence as a practitioner.
The award includes an honorarium of $1,000.
To be eligible, services should have been provided to diverse client groups or patient populations, including but not limited to children/adolescents/adults/older adults, urban/rural/frontier populations, minority populations, and/or persons with serious mental illness.
All nominees must have excellent overall personal and professional reputations. Nominees should not have received disciplinary action from a state board of examiners in psychology and must have no history of ethical violations at the state or national level.
See the APA website for complete program guidelines, information about previous award recipients, and application instructions.