Washington Psychologist Award Nominations now open

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photo of 2017 WSPA Awards

The Washington State Psychological Association recognizes individuals and organizations who have contributed meaningfully to the purpose of WSPA, which is to support, promote and advance the science, education and practice of psychology in the public interest.

You can nominate in all or a few categories listed below, and self nominations are accepted. Be prepared to give a name and reason the individual deserves the award Nominations will close on Sunday September 30th and can be made at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HYHJZCX .

This year the awards will be presented during the fall convention Friday Luncheon. Award winners not attending the convention are invited to attend the luncheon and accept their awards at no charge. Those not attending the convention on Friday, or guests of the winners are invited and can register and pay at this link. The fee to attend the lunch is $45.

Categories + 2017 winners

Distinguished Psychologist Award: Given in recognition of significant contributions to the field of psychology. This award recognizes outstanding professional contributions to knowledge, to applied psychology in professional practice, or in the public interest, while a resident of Washington State. (Open to non-WSPA members, 2017 – Kate Comtois, Ph.D., MPH)

Distinguished Service Award: Given in recognition of outstanding work in support of WSPA’s mission through some outstanding contribution. (WSPA member only, 2017 – Russell Hanford, Ph.D.)

G. Andrew H. Benjamin Award: Given in recognition of an individual member’s outstanding and tireless contributions to the Washington State Psychological Association. (WSPA member only, 2017 – Stephen Feldman J.D., Ph.D.)

Sustained Service Award: Given in recognition of life-long service to WSPA and the field of psychology. This award recognizes a psychologist who has given sustained service to the association in a manner that has significantly benefited the organization and or facilitated its development. (WSPA member only, 2017 – Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D.)

Social Issues Award: Given in recognition of outstanding work to advance the mental health of the community and to apply psychology in the public interest. (Open to non-WSPA members, 2017 – Molly Carney, Ph.D.)

Public Citizen Award: Honors a public citizen or an organization that has contributed to the psychological health of their community. (Open to non-WSPA members, 2017 – Teri Koski, President of NAMI Spokane)

Legislative Service Award: Honors a Washington State elected official who has contributed to the psychological health of their community. (Open to non-WSPA members, 2017 – State Representative Eileen Cody, (D) 34th L.D.)

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