Former Award Recipients

Distinguished Service and Contributions to the American Board of Professional Psychology Award

The “Distinguished Service and Contributions to the American Board of Professional Psychology” recognizes a Certified Specialist who has made significant contributions to the development and operation of the American Board of Professional Psychology by way of publications about or advocacy for board certification, involvement in ABPP administration or policy development, or other service to ABPP and its affiliated boards. The focus of this award is specifically focused on the individual’s contributions to ABPP and do not require recognition of a broad impact upon the profession as a whole.(Established in 2006 as the Russell J. Bent Award)

Distinguished Service to the Profession Award

The “Distinguished Service to the Profession Award” honors a Certified Specialist whose career represents outstanding contributions to psychology by way of research, professional publications, policy development and implementation, teaching, training, or advocacy for the profession. Nominations of individuals for this award should include a description of how their work impacted the profession of psychology, including their scientific and or scholarly publication achievements, teaching or training programs, and advocacy that is not limited to activities associated with one specialty board or academy.

Early Career Psychologist Service Award

Established to honor an Early Career, Board Certified Psychologist for notable contributions or service to ABPP and/or notable contributions to professional psychology.

Art Nezu Dissertation Diversity Award

This prestigious award recognizes an individual whose dissertation makes an outstanding contribution to the field of diversity reflecting an ABPP specialty.

Early Career Psychology Diversity Award

The purpose of this award is to encourage early career psychologists and individuals from underrepresented groups to become board certified.

ABPP Citizen Psychologist for Social Justice Award

This award recognizes an ABPP Board Certified Psychologist who has made significant contributions in the areas of humanitarianism and social justice.