Outstanding Student Clinician Award

SSCP will be accepting nominations for the Outstanding SSCP Student Clinician Award starting February 2024. This award is intended to recognize outstanding graduate students who are providing exceptional contributions to the field of clinical psychology through their clinical work. SSCP encourages candidates from all underrepresented groups to apply. Winners will be selected based upon his/her interest, dedication, and exceptional performance in clinical work (see below for examples). Selected students will be featured in the Outstanding SSCP Student section of the SSCP Newsletter and receive a $250 monetary award.

Applications must be received by March 1. Notification of awards will be made in April.

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 February 2024. The application should include the following: 

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

2.   The nominee's current Curriculum Vitae.

Submit #1 and #2 to https://forms.gle/bQ5h8RuPkru5yU8J7 

3. Letter of Recommendation from the nominee’s advisor/supervisor. The letter of recommendation should specifically speak to characteristics that make this individual stand out as an outstanding clinician. Examples include:

    • Effectively uses science in clinical practice (e.g., utilizing outcomes monitoring in a unique way, effectively uses the empirical research literature to guide clinical practice,  clear demonstration of how their research has direction impacted their clinical work, etc.)
    • Student goes “above and beyond” as a clinician (i.e., demonstrating exceptional clinical skills, creating games/activities for child clients, mentoring younger clinicians, etc.)
    •  Student volunteers time to participate in community clinical activities (i.e., leading community presentations/psychoeducational workshops, leading group therapy, etc.)
    •  Student has contributed to clinic/program in some exceptional way (e.g., creating a wiki for the clinic, developing a clinician feedback survey, etc.)

Letters of recommendation can be submitted at https://forms.gle/P4ytVC9iTgCPeBFUA

Click here to see previous winners. 

People who are ineligible for consideration are current Board members and those who have won this award previously.