CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Disability Issues in Psychology Award

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Disability Issues in Psychology Award

The Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology (CDIP) of the American Psychological Association (APA) is soliciting nominations for Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Disability Issues in Psychology Award.

This award was developed to recognize a current APA member who has had a significant and enduring impact on advancing the role of psychological principles to enhance the lives of and promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in society. The contributions may be of a scientific, professional, educational, mentoring, leadership, or political nature.

The nominator is asked to compile and submit the following materials:

  • Letter of nomination (written by the nominator) to include a brief description of the specific achievements and contributions of the nominee (500 word maximum);
  • A current curriculum vitae, requested from the nominee; and
  • 3 letters of support.

Nominations and all supporting materials must be received no later than February 15, 2014. Send nomination materials to: Office on Disability Issues, Public Interest Directorate, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-4242, or email to akhubchandani@apa.org.

The award will be presented by members of CDIP at the 2014 APA Annual Convention in Washington, DC Aug. 7-10, 2014. The award recipient will serve as the keynote speaker for the CDIP Conversation Hour, and is invited to present on a disability-related topic.