Nominations open for 2017 Washington Psychologist Awards


Each year 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.

The WSPA Board of Trustees solicits nominations from its members for the awards, evaluates and votes on these nominations, and then presents the awards to the winners at a ceremony during the WSPA Fall convention. The 2017 Washington Psychologist Awards will be held Friday November 3rd after the first day of the 2017 convention. More information on the Awards Ceremony and reception will follow this fall.

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You can nominate in each category or just a few. Nominations close September 15. The following categories are open for nomination:

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)

Distinguished Service Award:  Given in recognition of outstanding work in support of WSPA’s mission through some outstanding contribution.

G. Andrew H. Benjamin Award:  Given in recognition of an individual member’s outstanding and tireless contributions to the Washington State Psychological Association.

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.

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)

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)

To nominate an individual, organization or WSPA member, please click here and/or share this link:

Nominations End September 15.