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AWARDS

Distinguished Achievement Award

Purpose: To acknowledge and reward the research or professional achievement of vocational psychologists who have made significant contributions to the field of vocational psychology. The terms research and professional achievement shall be broadly construed.


The award includes a check for $500.00 and a citation from the Chair of the Society for Vocational Psychology.

Eligibility: APA members are eligible for the award. The only ineligible candidates are the members of the SVP Executive Committee and the SVP Awards Committee.

Nomination Procedure: Nominations should include a nomination letter that discusses the significance of the nominee's contributions to vocational psychology. This nomination letter may be accompanied by a vita and no more than two letters of support.

Previous Award Winners

  • 2017 Karen O'Brien

  • 2016 Lisa Flores

  • 2015 Consuelo Arbona

  • 2015 Ellen Hawley McWhirter

  • 2014 Nadya Fouad

  • 2013 David Blustein

  • 2012 Terence J. G. Tracey

  • 2011 Robert Lent

  • 2010 Steve Brown

  • 2009 Nancy Betz

  • 2008 Jo-Ida Hansen

  • 2007 Donald G. Zytowski

  • 2006 Mark Savickas

  • 2005 John Holland

Early Career Professional Award

Purpose: To recognize new professionals who have made substantial or cutting edge contributions to the field of career or vocational psychology. The award includes a check for $500.00 and a citation from the Chair of the Society for Vocational Psychology.

Eligibility:

  1. 1 to 10 years past date of doctoral degree.

  2. Substantial contributions to the fields of career and/or vocational psychology as evidenced by at least one publication on which the nominee is first or only author.

  3. Nomination by colleagues, members of the awards committee, or members of SVP as having made a substantial or cutting edge contribution to the field.

  4. Demonstration of a commitment to continuing to conduct research in vocational psychology.

  5. An active member in SVP.

Nomination Procedure: Nominations should include a nomination letter that discusses the significance of the nominee's contributions to vocational psychology. This nomination letter may be accompanied by a vita and no more than two letters of support.

Previous Award Winners

  • 2018 Blake Allen

  • 2017 Patton Garriott

  • 2016 Not awarded

  • 2015 Not awarded

  • 2014 Mindi Thompson

  • 2013 Ryan Duffy

  • 2012 Justin Perry

  • 2011 Patrick I. Armstrong

  • 2011 Eric J. Porfeli

  • 2010 Bryan Dik

  • 2010 Patrick Rottinghaus

  • 2009 Matt Diemer

Previous Award Winners

  • 2017 Han Na Suh

  • 2017 Richard Douglass

  • 2016 Yuliya Lipshits-Brazler

  • 2016 Kerrie Wilkins

  • 2015 Blake Allan

  • 2015 Anna Praskova

  • 2014 Hui Xu

  • 2014 Xu Li

  • 2013 Aaron Miller

  • 2013 Terrance Walker

  • 2012 Brandon Velez

  • 2011 Shawn Bubany

  • 2010 Rong Su

  • 2009 Jae Yup Jung

  • 2008 Saurabh Gupta

  • 2008 Kerri Murphy

Graduate Student Research Award

Purpose: To recognize two students who have made significant contributions to vocational psychology research.
The award includes a $250 check and a citation from the Chair of the Society for Vocational psychology.

Eligibility: This award will be for work on an accepted conference proposal, master's thesis, doctoral dissertation, journal article, or other advisor-approved research in the area of vocational psychology. The research need not be complete, but the data must be collected and analyzed at the time the nomination is submitted. The student does not have to be first author, but if the student is not first author then the faculty letter should specify the student's substantive contributions to the final product.

Nomination Procedure: Submit a nomination letter and an electronic copy (pdf preferred) of the research paper (in published, manuscript, or proposal form) that forms the basis for the nomination.