Call for Nominations: due April 15th

By March 30, 2015 Announcements, Awards
Please submit your nominations for the following awards and recognition of AAPA member contributions:
1) Early Career Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research,
2) Early Career Award for Distinguished Contribution to Service,
3) Distinguished Contributions Award,
4) Lifetime Achievement Award, and
5) AAPA Fellows
All applications are due by April 15, 2015, by 5pm EST.
Please see below for descriptions of each award. You can contact Kevin Nadal with any questions and submissions <kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org>.

AAPA Early Career Award for Distinguished Contribution to ServiceThe AAPA Early Career Award recognizes distinguished contributions to
the field of Asian American Psychology from a psychologist early in
his or her career. The candidate may not be more than 8 years
post-Ph.D. at the time of nomination. The awardees are honored during
the Awards Banquet at the annual AAPA Convention.

This award will be given to an early career psychologist who has
demonstrated outstanding achievement in the areas of practice,
advocacy, or leadership in applied (non-academic) settings.

A qualified candidate must demonstrate achievement in one or more of
the following areas: (a) innovative and outstanding delivery of
psychological services to Asian Americans ; (b) development of
programs, procedures, or technical skills in mental health, intergroup
relations, and Asian American welfare; (c) activities related to
furthering Asian American interests through legislative, legal,
political, or organizational involvement (including student and
community organizations); (d) leadership in local, state, or federal
organizations that serve the public interest of Asian Americans; (e)
other advocacy work on behalf of Asian Americans (e.g., providing
pro-bono work to Asian Americans whose access to services may be
limited).

Required materials:

1.       A formal letter of nomination must describe: (a) the
qualification of the for the award and (b) details of the specific
contributions to practice, advocacy, or leadership that merit the
award. Self nominations are welcome.

2.      At least one letter of recommendation (in addition to the
nomination letter). The committee will accept up to 2 letters of
recommendation.

3.      Nominee’s CV

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Kevin
Nadal, Ph.D. <kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org> by April 15, 2015, by 5pm.

AAPA Early Career Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research

The AAPA Early Career Award recognizes distinguished contributions to
the field of Asian American Psychology from a psychologist early in
his or her career. The candidate may not be more than 8 years
post-Ph.D. at the time of nomination. The awardees are honored during
the Awards Banquet at the annual AAPA Convention.

This award will be given to an early career psychologist who has
demonstrated outstanding achievement in research and scholarship.

A qualified candidate must demonstrate outstanding contribution in one
or more of the following areas: (a) development or advancement of
psychological theories in Asian American psychology; (b) noteworthy
research contributions that further the knowledge base of Asian
American psychology.

Required materials:

1.       A formal letter of nomination must describe: (a) the
qualification of the for the award and (b) details of the specific
contributions to research and scholarship that merit the award. Self
nominations are welcome.

2.      At least one letter of recommendation (in addition to the
nomination letter). The committee will accept up to 2 letters of
recommendation.

3.      Nominee’s CV

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Kevin
Nadal, Ph.D. <kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org> by April 15, 2015, by 5pm.

AAPA Distinguished Contributions Award

AAPA formally recognizes members who have made Distinguished
Contributions to psychological issues relevant to Asian American and
Pacific Islander Americans. The awardees are honored during the Awards
Banquet at the annualAAPA Convention.  A qualified candidate must have
demonstrated distinguished contribution in one or more of the
following areas:

1.  Scholarship: contributions to the development of conceptual
psychological schemes or theories; applications of research and
theories; the integration of knowledge to provide greater
understanding of Asian Americans.
  2.  Practice: innovations and outstanding applications of the
knowledge base in Asian American psychology; the development of
programs, procedures, or technical skills in mental health, intergroup
relations, and Asian American welfare.
  3.  Leadership: activities related to furthering Asian American
interests through legislative, legal, political, or organizational
involvement; leadership in local, state, or federal organizations.

Required materials:

1.      A formal letter of nomination must describe: (a) the
qualification of the for the award and (b) details of the specific
contributions to research and scholarship that merit the award. Self
nominations are welcome.

2.      At least one letter of recommendation (in addition to the
nomination letter). The committee will accept up to 2 letters of
recommendation.

3.      Nominee’s CV

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Kevin
Nadal, Ph.D. <kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org> by April 15, 2015, by 5pm.

AAPA Lifetime Achievement

The AAPA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes distinguished and
exemplary long-term contributions to the field of Asian American
Psychology from a senior level psychologist.   Long-term is defined as
a career spanning no less than 25 years.  The areas of contributions
for this award are similar to those for the Distinguished
Contributions Award, namely Scholarship, Practice, and Leadership.
The awardees are honored during the Awards Banquet at the annual AAPA
Convention.

The award is given only occasionally, and to-date there has been only
8 recipients of this prestigious award from the Association. The past
recipients (and year of award) are: Derald Wing Sue & Stanley Sue
(1993), Richard Suinn (1999), Patrick Okura (2000), Reiko Homma-True
(2003), Alice F. Chang (2004), Frederick T. L. Leong (2013), Gordon
Nagayama Hall (2013), and Larke Huang (2014).

Required materials:

1.      A formal letter of nomination must describe: (a) the
qualification of the for the award and (b) details of the specific
contributions to practice, advocacy, or leadership that merit the
award.

2.      At least one letter of recommendation (in addition to the
nomination letter). The committee will accept up to 2 letters of
recommendation.

3.      Nominee’s CV

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Kevin
Nadal, Ph.D. <kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org> by April 15, 2015, by 5pm.

AAPA Fellows

Fellows shall be Members (Professional, Lifetime, or Honorary
Lifetime) of the Asian American Psychological Association who have
made unusual and outstanding contributions to the Association. The
minimum requirements for Fellow status shall be (a) a doctoral degree,
(b) prior status as a Member for at least one year, (c) five years of
acceptable professional experience subsequent to the granting of the
doctoral degree, and (e) evidence of unusual and outstanding
contribution or performance in the field of Asian American psychology.

Candidate contributions are examined in terms of scholarship and
impact on the field of psychology and its advancement. Impact is
evaluated in terms of: (1) Unusual, positive, long-term effects; and
(2) Significant impact in a single area OR broad impact over a number
of areas. AAPA Fellow candidates are usually members of AAPA for at
least two years and preferably have completed their doctoral degree
more than 10 years prior to nomination.

All materials must be received by the Awards Committee Chair: Kevin
Nadal, Ph.D. <kevin.nadal@aapaonline.org> by April 15, 2015, by 5pm.

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