The APPIC Board of Directors - Awards
Announcement from APPIC Awards Committee Chair, Mariella M. Self, Ph.D.: Call for Nominations for the 2016 APPIC Training Excellence Awards
Submission Deadline: March 7, 2016
The APPIC Board of Directors is pleased to call for nominations for two APPIC Training Excellence awards:
- APPIC Award for Excellence Training
- APPIC Award for Excellence in Diversity Training
Nominations should be in the form of a letter no more than two pages in length. The initial nominating statement should clearly specify the nominee and the award category for which recognition is sought (i.e., Excellence in Training or Excellence in Diversity Training). Letters that request recognition for both awards will not be considered. Faculty, staff members, administrators, or trainees (current or former) at APPIC member sites are welcomed to submit nominations. The Awards Committee may keep nominations for up to three years to recommend updated re-nominations for subsequent years.
Nominators should inform the nominee that his or her name is being submitted. An electronic copy of the nominee's CV must also be submitted and should be sent as an e-mail attachment.
The letter of nomination and the nominee's CV should be sent by March 7, 2016 as e-mail attachments (MS Word or PDF) to the Chair of the APPIC Awards Committee, Mariella M. Self, PhD: firstname.lastname@example.org, and copied to APPIC Central Office: email@example.com
APPIC Award for Excellence in Training
The APPIC Board of Directors offers two biennial Awards for Training Excellence. These awards provide recognition of individuals for distinguished achievement in training and teaching in APPIC Member internship and postdoctoral training settings. Outstanding accomplishment may be recognized for excellence in internship/postdoctoral training or excellence in diversity training.
Eligibility: Nominees must be affiliated with an APPIC Member training program. Any individual who makes outstanding contributions to training is eligible; nominees do not have to be a Training Director. Any individual or group can submit nominations, but the nominator(s) must be faculty, staff member, administrator, Training Director, or trainee at an APPIC member internship or postdoctoral training program. Self-nominations are not permitted. Nominees for one of the two APPIC Training Excellence Awards should be outstanding psychologists who demonstrate:  a history of excellence in innovative training and teaching in APPIC member internship and postdoctoral training programs, and/or  a history of administrative activities that support and advance innovative training and teaching in APPIC member programs.
APPIC Award for Excellence in Diversity Training
This award recognizes outstanding psychologists who demonstrate a history of excellence in diversity innovative training and teaching in APPIC member internship and postdoctoral training programs, and/or a history of administrative activities that support and advance diversity innovative training and teaching in APPIC member programs. Nominees do not have to be a Training Director but must work at an APPIC member training site. Any individual or group can submit nominations, but the nominator(s) must be faculty, staff, administrator, Training Director, or trainee at an APPIC member internship or postdoctoral training program (self-nominations are not permitted).
Connie Hercey APPIC Distinguished Service Award
This award was established in 2011 to honor Connie Hercey’s 20+ years of service to APPIC as Executive Director before her retirement in 2010. The award will be presented as qualified recipients are nominated, with preference given to those who have served APPIC well over time in a meaningful way through service, projects, and leadership roles. Nominations will be solicited annually from the APPIC Board and will be reviewed by the APPIC Board Awards Committee (self-nominations are not permitted).
APPIC Committee Service Award
This award recognizes outstanding psychologists who demonstrate a history of excellence in innovative training and teaching in APPIC member internship and postdoctoral training programs, and have a history of outstanding work on an APPIC standing Committee. APPIC Board members or APPIC Committee members submit nominations (self-nominations are not permitted).
This award is given to stimulate, recognize, and reward contributions to scholarly and applied knowledge related to psychology education and training, and is a collaborative effort between APPIC and Training and Education in Professional Psychology. An outstanding contribution is broadly defined to include exceptional empirical, theoretical, conceptual, applied, and/or methodological contributions that substantially and significantly advance a particular topic or area within psychology education or training. The TEPP editorial staff nominates one paper per TEPP volume year to be considered by the APPIC Board.
The nominating statement should be in the first sentence and clearly specify the specific training award for which recognition is sought (letters that request recognition of more than one award will not be reviewed). In addition, an electronic copy of the nominee’s CV must be submitted as an email attachment. The Awards Committee may keep applications for up to three years to review for selection in subsequent years.
Nominations for the Connie Hercey Award are made by the APPIC Board and nominations for the APPIC Committee Service Award are made by APPIC Board and/or APPIC Committee members.
There is no expectation for annual winners for these awards, but instead, the awards will be presented as qualified individuals are selected
Nominations for the TEPP award are made by the TEPP editorial staff to the APPIC Board. Nominations are based on the unique contribution of the article, and the anticipated or experience impact of the article on psychology education and training.
The APPIC Board votes on and chooses all award winners.
Selection and Presentation of Award Winners
The APPIC Awards Committee reviews the nominations and then makes recommendations to the APPIC Board of Directors. The Board of Directors determines the final award recipients.
The awards are presented at the biennial APPIC Membership Conference. Each winner receives a plaque, a check for $500, and an award citation to be published in the APPIC Newsletter.
Awards recipients will be recognized at the 2016 APPIC Membership Conference, this year in New Orleans May 26-28. Award recipients will be presented with a $500 check and a plaque. Although APPIC enthusiastically welcomes the attendance of the award recipients, there is no requirement that the winner be present to accept the award. If not in attendance, APPIC will mail the award to the recipients.
Questions? Questions about APPIC awards or nomination materials should be directed to the APPIC Awards Chair, Mariella M. Self, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org