Div. 15 welcomes fellow nominations
Div. 15 (Educational) seeks fellow nominations for division
members who have made unusual and outstanding
contributions to educational psychology. Information
on applying via APA’s online portal are at www.apa.org/
membership/fellows. Submit nominations to Selection
Committee Co-Chairs Cynthia Hudley, PhD, at hudley@
education.ucsb.edu, and Adele Gottfried, PhD, at adele.
email@example.com. The nomination deadline is Nov. 25.
Div. 18 hosts criminal justice conference
The Criminal Justice Section of Div. 18 (Psychologists in
Public Service) is co-sponsoring its Third North American
Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference in
Ottawa, Ontario, June 4–6. The conference, “Psychology Getting
Smart on Crime,” will provide content for both scientists and
practitioners who work and conduct research in the criminal
justice system. The call for papers submission portal is open
through Dec. 1 at http://cpa.ca/naccjpc.
Div. 27 seeks award, fellow nominations
Div. 27 (Society for Community Research and Action–SCRA)
welcomes nominations for fellows and for its awards. SCRA
fellows are members who have made outstanding contributions
to community research and action. Award nominees must be
active members of Div. 27 and can be nominated only once a
year. The nomination deadline for new fellows and all awards
is Dec. 1. For further details on the specific requirements for
fellows status and each award, contact the SCRA Administrative
Director Victoria Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The awards are as follows:
• Best Dissertation on a Topic Relevant to Community
Psychology honors the best doctoral dissertation on community
psychology completed between Sept. 1, 2012, and Aug. 31, 2014.
• Emory L. Cowen Dissertation Award for the Promotion of
Wellness honors the best dissertation on wellness promotion.
• Early Career Award recognizes an early career community
psychologist who is making a significant contribution to
community psychology and SCRA.
• Distinguished Contributions to Theory and Research
in Community Psychology Award honors a psychologist
whose research career has made a significant contribution to
• Distinguished Contribution to Practice in Community
Psychology Award is presented to an individual who has
demonstrated innovation and leadership as a practitioner.
• Ethnic Minority Mentorship Award recognizes a Div.
27 member who has made exemplary contributions to the
mentorship of ethnic minorities.
• Seymour B. Sarason Award for Community Research and
Action recognizes a community psychologist working in the
groundbreaking tradition of Seymour Sarason, PhD, a founder
of the field of community psychology.
• Special Contributions to Public Policy Award recognizes
a psychologist or organization that has made exemplary
contributions in public policy.
• Outstanding Educator Award recognizes a Div.
27 member who has made exemplary and innovative
contributions to the education of students about community
psychology and community research and action.
• Excellence in Education Programs Award recognizes an
exemplary educational program that promotes development of
community psychology and community research and action.
• John Kalafat Community Program Award honors
programs or initiatives that demonstrate a positive impact
on communities; build foundational bridges among theory,
research and improving the world; and demonstrate excellence
in integrating training and program development in crisis
• John Kalafat Practitioner Award honors a Div. 27 member
for outstanding performance as a mentor, teacher and advocate
and for making community psychology accessible.
• Don Klein Publication Award to Advance Community
Psychology Practice recognizes a publication that best
exemplifies the practice of community psychology.
Submit a video for Div. 27 contest
Div. 27 (Society for Community Research and Action—
SCRA) welcomes submissions for its annual SCRA Video
Contest, which encourages division members to bring
their community work to life through video. Videos must
be posted online on You Tube, Vimeo or a similar website.
Applicants must be members of Div. 27, but the videos may
be made in collaboration with community groups and other
organizations. The contest deadline is Dec. 1. Nomination
letters should include details about the location, activities and