Division 17 Section on Positive Psychology
Annual Award for Distinguished Contributions to Positive Psychology
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
SECTION ON POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTIONS TO POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
On behalf of the Section on Positive Psychology, Award Committee Co-Chairs Ingrid
Weigold and Kyle Telander request nominations for the following two Section-
sponsored awards (one for students, the other for psychologists):
• Student Award for Distinguished Contributions to Positive Psychology
• Psychologist Award for Distinguished Contributions to Positive
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING MATERIALS IS FEBRUARY 28TH.
We highly encourage you to either self-nominate (might feel awkward – but don’t be
shy!) or to nominate another student affiliate or member of Division 17 by simply
sending an email message to the Awards Committee Co-Chairs giving the nominee’s
contact information. If you choose to nominate someone anonymously, then an Awards
Committee member will contact the nominee to let her/him know and to encourage
her/him to submit application materials. Announcement of all award winners is made at
the annual APA Convention, announced on the Section listserv, and will appear in the
2012 edition of the Naming & Nurturing newsletter.
The nominee must be either a current Member or Student Affiliate of the
American Psychological Association.
The nominee must have made a significant contribution to the science, practice,
clinical training, and/or teaching of positive psychology.
Examples of contributions may include:
Contributions to science that are made through publication of either research
findings or theory that generates research.
Contributions to practice that are made through direct service to clients or
through research that has clear and immediate implications for direct service.
Contributions to training the next generation of counseling psychologists
regarding positive psychology.
Recipients might include academicians who publish research directly relevant to the
practice of counseling psychology or to a specific client population, teachers who focus
on positive psychology, trainers addressing positive psychology applications in
counseling psychology, or practitioners who evaluate practice and disseminate the
results through publications or convention presentations. Nominees may also be
persons who divide their professional activities among these areas.
GENERAL APPLICATION MATERIALS:
Nominees will be asked to submit the following: (a) an application letter indicating
the significance of the nominee’s contributions and achievements in positive
psychology; (b) no more than three supporting letters from professional colleagues,
collaborators, and/or psychologists; and (c) a copy of the nominee’s vita.
SEND MATERIALS ELECTRONICALLY TO: Ingrid Weigold, Ph.D. (email@example.com)
· Please collate application materials into one PDF document titled with
nominee’s name and award name. For example:
· Send only one application per email.
· Faxes or mailed submissions will not be accepted. (If you don't have access to
email, please work with a colleague who does).
The Distinguished Psychologist/Student Awards for Contributions to Positive Psychology
were established to honor the contributions of students and psychologists in the
science, practice, and teaching of counseling psychology. The award includes a cash
prize of $200 along with access to an online strengths-based class offered by the Gallup
Organization’s Clifton Strengths School.