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Distinguished Career Award

Although there are no simple defining criteria for this award, major research, or theoretical contributions to the field or other contributions in terms of public policy or scientific practice may be considered.  The awardee must be prominent or eminent in the area of clinical child and adolescent psychology. 

We especially encourage our members to nominate stellar candidates within any area of clinical expertise who have made contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion in the field.

The recipient will receive a $2,000 award to be used for travel to the APA Convention to present an invited address.  The balance constitutes an honorarium.

Nominations for the Distinguished Career Award are due by January 10.  In one PDF, submit a letter explaining the exemplary characteristics and positive impact of the nominees’ work, and a current CV.  Membership in SCCAP is required. Nominations should use the form below.

A list of past Distinguished Career Recipients is posted on the SCCAP website.

SCCAP encourages and welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds with respect to age, color, ethnicity, disability, gender, geography, nationality, race, religion, and sexual orientation.