Outstanding SSCP Student Teacher Award

SSCP will be accepting nominations for the Outstanding SSCP Student Teacher Award starting November 2020. This award is intended to recognize outstanding graduate students who are providing exceptional contributions to the field of clinical psychology through their teaching. SSCP encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds, broadly defined.  Winners will be selected based upon his/her dedication to, creativity in, and excellence in teaching in the area of clinical science (this can include experience as a teaching assistant; see below for examples). Any topic related to clinical science teaching is eligible (e.g., abnormal psychology, child psychopathology, any relevant seminar, etc.). Selected student will be featured in the Outstanding SSCP Student section of the SSCP Newsletter and receive a $100 monetary award. Members of all underrepresented and minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Applications must be received by December 1, 2020. Notification of awards will be made in January 2021.

Eligibility: Only graduate students (including students on internship) will be considered for this round of nominations. Graduate students must be student members of SSCP. The annual student membership fee in SSCP is $15. The membership application form can be downloaded or submitted on-line at: http://sscpweb.org/Membership

How to Apply: Students may be nominated by their advisor/supervisor or self-nominate. An application link will be distributed to the SSCP student listserv in November 2020. The application should include the following: 

1.     A biography written by the student summarizing the student's work as a teacher and service to the field of clinical psychology (500 words maximum)

2.     The nominee's current Curriculum Vitae.

3. A letter of recommendation from the nominee’s advisor/faculty member who can speak to the student’s teaching. The letter of recommendation should specifically speak to characteristics that make this individual stand out as an outstanding teacher and/or teaching assistant. Examples include:

    • Student has gone “above and beyond” as a teaching assistant (e.g., creating practice exams, holding review sessions, frequently having extra office hours, etc.)
    • Student has developed and taught their own course(s) online, or through continuing & professional education, and/or at a community college
    • Student participates in activities that involve tutoring, academic mentoring, etc. at any academic level
    • Student has been recognized for their excellence in teaching/being a teaching assistant.

Click here to see previous winners.