Outstanding Student Clinician Award

SSCP is accepting nominations for the Outstanding SSCP Student Clinician Award. 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 diverse backgrounds, broadly defined. Members of all underrepresented and minority groups are encouraged 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.

Applications must be received by March 1, 2016.  Notification of award made in April, 2016.


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

Nomination packages: Students may be nominated by their advisor/supervisor or may self-nominate. Please send nomination packages to SSCP Student Representative Jessica Hamilton (sscpstudent@gmail.com).  The application should include the following. 

1.     The Outstanding SSCP Student Award Cover Sheet

2.   A letter of recommendation from the nominee’s advisor/supervisor, which should be sent directly by the advisor to the email address above. The letter of recommendation should specifically speak to characteristics that make this individual stand out as an outstanding clinician.   

a.     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.)

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

4.     The nominee’s current Curriculum Vitae

Please include the entire application, including cover letter, in one document file.

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