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)

Year Awardee Specialty Board
2021
Randy K. Otto, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Psychology
Forensic Psychology
2020
Gregory P. Lee, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Neuropsychology
2019
Jerry J. Sweet, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Neuropsychology
Clinical Psychology
2018
Brenda J. Spiegler, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Neuropsychology & Pediatric Clinical
Neuropsychology Subspeciality
2017
None
2016
E. Thomas Dowd, PhD, ABPP
Counseling, Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology
2015
Charme Sturkie Davidson, PhD, ABPP
Counseling Psychology
2014
Christine Maguth Nezu, PhD, ABPP
Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology
2013
Jay C. Thomas, PhD, ABPP (posthumously awarded)

John C. Linton, PhD, ABPP
Organizational & Business Consulting Psychology

Clinical, Clinical Health Psychology
2012
James K. Besyner, PhD, ABPP (posthumously awarded)

Mary R. Hibbard, PhD, ABPP

Daniel E. Rohe, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Psychology


Rehabilitation Psychology

Rehabilitation Psychology
2011
Robert I. Yufit, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Psychology
2010
Florence W. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP
Linas Bieliauskas, PhD, ABPP
Clinical, Couple & Family, Forensic Psychology
Clinical & Clinical Neuropsychology
2009
Norma P. Simon, EdD, ABPP
Counseling Psychology, Psychoanalysis in Psychology
2008
Thomas J, Boll, PhD, ABPP
W. Michael Nelson III, PhD, ABPP
Clinical, Clinical Health Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology
Clinical, Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
2007
Alan M. Goldstein, PhD, ABPP
Ruth Ochroch, PhD, ABPP
Forensic Psychology
Clinical, Psychoanalysis in Psychology
2006
Russell J. Bent, PhD, PsyD, D.Sc., ABPP
Clinical, Executive Officer, ABPP
2005
William F. Amberg, PhD, ABPP
Organizational & Business, Consulting Psychology
2004
Robert Goldberg, PhD, ABPP
Alfred J. Finch, PhD, ABPP
Clinical, Forensic Psychology, Editor, ABPP Specialist
Clinical, Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
2003
Howard M. Cohen, PhD, ABPP
Kerry de Hamsher, PhD, ABPP
Clinical Psychology
Clinical Neuropsychology
2002
Joseph Talley, PhD, ABPP
Clinical, Counseling Psychology
2001
None
2000
John D. Robinson, II, EdD, MPH, ABPP
Clinical, Clinical Health Psychology