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Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Profession

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2008/02/01 - 11:24am.

Awarding Body:

CANADIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

Description:

Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Profession - Canadian Psychological Association

Recognizes individuals who, in the opinion of the Committee on Fellows and Awards and the Board of Director of the association, have made a significant contribution to Canadian Psychology as a profession. The recipient of this award should be an individual who meets at least one of the following criteria: influenced the method, settings, and/or persons involved in applied practice, in ways of significant benefit to the profession and its clients through their work; enhanced the knowledge base of professional psychology through empirical research; exerted influence through leadership as a teacher, as a clinician, as a theorist, and/or as a spokesperson in public and/or professional arenas; brought about changes in practice or training performed by others, or redirection of efforts in applied work.

In whatever form the individual's contributions are regarded as distinguished, the impact of the work shall have been on Canadian psychology as a profession. This award shall be made to members and non-members of CPA, who are either Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.