SSCP Social Justice Impact Award


The winners of this award will be clinical scientists from the ranks of members of SSCP who have made a unique and significant impact in the area of social justice (e.g., equal rights, access, opportunity, or treatment) that advances research, treatment, training, or the clinical psychology field. One award will be given to a clinical scientist (faculty member or similar) at any stage of their career. A second award will be given to a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow. Impact may be reflected in numerous ways including but not limited to leadership, service, advocacy, training/mentoring and other activities aimed at advancing clinical psychology within the social justice arena.

Nominees will be evaluated on the magnitude and significance of impact. However, these criteria will be weighed in the context of career stage. Members of all underrepresented and minoritized groups are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Self-nominations, and nominations by fellow colleagues are welcomed. Nominators should submit applications by email to the current SSCP president as a single document (e.g., a single pdf file).  Applications should include a letter stating the reasons why the nominee is considered to have made a unique and significant impact, the nominee CV, and two letters of support of the application. 

For 2024, please submit nominations to Rachel Hershenberg:

Application packages should be received no later than December 1. 

In keeping with SSCP policy, a monetary award of $200 will be given to the trainee awardee. People who are ineligible for consideration are current Board members and those who have won this award previously.

Previous Winners 

2022 - Craig Rodriguez-Seijas