Nomination Information

Request for 2021 Award Nominations and Submissions

M. Powell Lawton Award for Distinguished Contributions to Clinical Geropsychology

Nominations are sought for the Society of Clinical Geropsychology (SCG; Division 12, Section 2) M. Powell Lawton Award for lifetime contribution to Clinical Geropsychology.  Members of SCG can make nominations.  Nominees must be a member of SCG.  A letter of nomination and current vitae for the nominee must accompany nominations.  Previously submitted nominations may remain active; however, nominees should contact the Awards and Recognition Committee Chair to update their materials to be considered for the award.  The award recipient will be asked to give an address at the 2019 APA convention.  Nominations for this award should be sent in Word or PDF format by Friday, April 30, 2021 to William Haley, Ph.D., Awards and Recognition Chair, at whaley@usf.edu.

Distinguished Clinical Mentorship Award

Nominations are sought for the Society of Clinical Geropsychology (SCG; Division 12, Section 2) Distinguished Clinical Mentorship Award.  The purpose of the award is to recognize clinical geropsychologists who have played important mentorship roles in the clinical and research supervision, or professional development, of psychology graduate students, interns, and/or postdoctoral fellows who are training for careers in clinical geropsychology.  Members and student members of SCG can make nominations.  Nominees must be a member of SCG.  Nominations must be accompanied by letters from at least three current or former supervisees attesting to the abilities of the nominee as a supervisor or mentor, as well as a copy of the vitae of the nominee.  Previously submitted nominations may remain active; however, nominees should contact the Awards and Recognition Committee Chair to update their materials to be considered for the award. Nominations for this award should be sent in Word or PDF format by Friday, April 30, 2021 to William Haley, Ph.D., Awards and Recognition Chair, at whaley@usf.edu

Todd “TJ” McCallum Gerodiversity Awards

The Society for Clinical Geropsychology’s Diversity Committee seeks to acknowledge, encourage, and honor psychologists and psychologists-in-training in the advancement of clinical practice, training, research, advocacy, and/or public policy for underrepresented older adults including but not limited to ethnic and racial minorities, women, sexual orientation minorities, and older adults with a disability.  Primary nominator and nominees must be members of SCG. Applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae along with a response of no more than 500 words to address the following question:  How have you advanced principles of gerodiversity in your psychology work for clinical practice, training, research, advocacy, public policy and/or mentoring?  For a definition of gerodiversity, see 

Iwasaki, M., Tazeau, Y. N., Kimmel, D., Baker, N. L., & McCallum, T. J. (2009). Gerodiversity and social justice: Voices of minority elders. In J. L. Chin (Ed.), Diversity in Mind and in Action: Vol. 3. Social Justice Matters (pp. 71-90). Westport, CT: Praeger.

The award winner will be chosen by the Awards and Recognition Committee based upon dedication to gerodiversity in professional work as evidenced by these two submitted items.  Please submit your entry in Word or PDF format by Friday, April 30, 2021 to William Haley, Ph.D., Awards and Recognition Chair, at whaley@usf.edu.

Student Paper Award

The Society of Clinical Geropsychology (SCG; Division 12, Section 2) invites entries for its Annual Student Paper Award competition. The award is for exemplary student research papers, and the winner will receive a $350 check and plaque in recognition of the achievement at the upcoming APA convention.  Entries need to be reports of original research with relevance to geropsychology for which the student is the senior author.  All entries should be consistent with the structure of a journal submission.  If the paper is co-authored, the entry should be accompanied by a letter from the mentor stipulating that the work was conducted primarily by the student.  Graduate students and interns who are members of SCG are eligible for this award.  Nominators must also be members of SCG.  Please submit your entry in Word or PDF format by Friday, April 30, 2021 to William Haley, Ph.D., Awards and Recognition Chair, at whaley@usf.edu.