Awards Committee

Division 22 sponsors the following eight awards. Nominations for awards given at the Rehabilitation Psychology Mid-Winter Conference are due annually by November 1. Nominations for awards given at the APA Annual Convention are due each year by May 1.

MID-WINTER CONFEReNCE AWARDS

Lifetime Achievement 
This annual award is given to recognize rehabilitation psychologists who have made outstanding lifelong contributions in their lifetime of work in the areas of practice, science, public interest, and/or education and training that advances Rehabilitation Psychology as a science or a profession.

Lifetime Practice Excellence Award 
This annual award is conferred upon an individual who is judged to have made distinguished lifelong contributions to Rehabilitation Psychology through excellence in the clinical practice of Rehabilitation Psychology, in training others for clinical practice, and/or in setting clinical practice policy. 

Roger G. Barker Distinguished Research Contribution Award 
This annual award is conferred upon an individual who is judged to have made an outstanding lifelong contribution to Rehabilitation Psychology through empirical research, conceptual/ theoretical development, or both.

Divison 22 Mentoring Award 
This annual award is given to honor a rehabilitation psychologist who has displayed excellence in mentoring clinical, counseling, or rehabilitation psychology graduate students, interns, postdoctoral fellows, or junior faculty.  This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their professional generosity supporting, encouraging, and promoting professional and personal growth, and education, training, and leadership in Rehabilitation Psychology.

APA Annual Convention awards

Rosenthal Early Career Research Award 
This annual award is given to persons who, while still in the first ten years since being awarded their doctorate, have made a significant contribution to research in the area of Rehabilitation Psychology.

Early Career Practice Award 
This annual award is given to persons who, while still in the first ten years since being awarded their doctorate, are seen as a model for practice in Rehabilitation Psychology.

Harold Yuker Award for Research Excellence 
This annual award is given to the first author of the most highly rated paper published in the journal Rehabilitation Psychology during the previous year. 

Larry Stewart Award (SIG on Deafness) 
This award is presented biennially to an individual who exemplifies the ideals and values of Dr. Larry G. Stewart through professional contributions to research, theory, or practice which demonstrate consistency with Dr. Stewart’s conviction that all people share a common psychology and humanity, whether they are hearing, hard of hearing, or deaf.

Nominations materials include a CV and letter of recommendation. Nominations can be submitted electronically to Dr. Angela Kuemmel.

Chair, Award Committee

Angela Kuemmel, PhD
Rehabilitation Psychologist
Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

Committee Members

Charles H. Bombardier, PhD  
Aaron P. Turner, PhD,
Emily Traupman, PhD  
Erin Abrigo, PhD

The Division 22 President, President-Elect, and Immediate Past President also participate in the awards selection process.